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Nebraska's Blackshirts turned in their fourth shutout of the year as the Huskers defeated the Iowa State Cyclones 52-0.

Nebraska held ISU to 202 total offensive yards, 150 on the ground and 52 through the air. The Huskers also recovered an Iowa State fumble and intercepted a Cyclone pass.

Nebraska scored on its first possession after Iowa State fumbled the opening kickoff. Three plays later, Curtis Craig scored on an outside reverse and the Huskers were rolling to win No. 10.

Nebraska's win and Oklahoma's narrow 28-27 victory over Missouri that same afternoon set up a Big 8 title game between the Huskers and the Sooners. The Cornhuskers were unbeaten and ranked No. 2 in the country, while Oklahoma had suffered one conference loss, a 23-3 upset by Kansas on Nov. 8. And a lot was at stake for the winner of the Nebraska-Oklahoma game, because the victor would represent the Big 8 at the Orange Bowl.

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SERIES HISTORY
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER

Nebraska 52
Iowa State 0

Nov. 15, 1975
Lincoln, NE
Iowa State      0    0    0    0  -   0
Nebraska       14   17    7   14  -  52

First quarter
NU - Curtis Craig 8 run (Mike Coyle 
     kick) 13:57
NU - Craig 10 pass from Vince Ferragamo
    (Coyle kick) 4:28
Second quarter
NU - Ferragamo 1 run (Coyle kick) 13:29
NU - Coyle 39 field goal, 7:42
NU - Bobby Thomas 26 pass from Ferragamo
    (Coyle kick) 3:00
Third quarter
NU - Monte Anthony 5 run (Coyle kick) 7:28
Fourth quarter
NU - Dave Gillespie 2 run (Coyle kick) 12:16
NU - Gillespie 2 run (Coyle kick) 6:18

                    ISU       NU
First Downs ......... 9       33
Rushing, Net ...... 150      318
Comp-Att-Int ... 4-15-1  13-19-0
Passing, Net ....... 52      249
Total Offense ..... 202      567
LEADING NU RUSHERS:
Monte Anthony 80, Tony Davis 60.
LEADING NU PASSER:
Vince Ferragamo 7-9-0 for 163.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Vince Ferragamo 162.
ATTENDANCE: 76,131
NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Curtis Craig.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Kent Smith.

 

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