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The hope of a Big Eight title and a possible National Championship were dashed when Nebraska lost a hard fought battle to Oklahoma 17-14.

1978 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims proved too much for the Huskers as he raced for 247 yards against the Blackshirt defense, ranked No. 1 in the country against the rush. NU and OU battled throughout the game with a close score, as the Huskers lead at halftime 7-3.

The first Cornhusker score came on an 11 yard pass from Jeff Quinn to Jarvis Redwine. The Sooners came up with two big plays to put the game on ice, a 58 yard touchdown pass from J. C. Watts to Forest Valora and a 71 yard run by Sims, setting up the next OU score.

Nebraska's final score of the day came on a trick play, when Jeff Quinn left the ball underneath center Kelly Saalfeld and guard Randy Schleusener picked it up and rambled 15 yards for the score.

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Oklahoma 17
Nebraska 14

Nov. 24, 1979
Norman, OK
Nebraska         0    7    0    7  -  14
Oklahoma         0    3    7    7  -  17

Second Quarter
OU - Mike Keeling 31 field goal, 11:33
NU - Jarvis Redwine 11 pass from Jeff Quinn
    (Sukup kick) 7:36
Third Quarter
OU - Forest Valora 58 pass from J.C. Watts,
    (Keeling kick) 10:35
Fourth Quarter
OU - J.C. Watts 3 run (Keeling kick) 7:55
NU - Randy Schleusener 15 run (Sukup 
     kick) 4:43 

                              NU       OU
First Downs.................. 18       18
Rushes-Net yards......... 53-234   59-352
Passing Net  ............... 102      130
 Comp-Att-Int. .......... 8-19-2    4-8-1
Total Offense............ 72-336   67-482
Return yards ............... 128       26
Punts-average.............. 7-38     5-42
Fumbles-lost ..............  2-0      1-1
Penalties-yards ........... 4-40     5-42

RUSHING LEADERS
NU: Redwine 11-65, Quinn 14-45
OU: Sims 28-247, Wilson 12-62

PASSING LEADERS
NU: Quinn 8-19-2-102
OU: Watts 4-8-1-130

RECEIVING LEADERS
NU: Redwine 2-13, Smith 1-28
OU: Nixon 3-65, Valora 1-58

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Jarvis Redwine,
 65 yards on 11 carries and one touchdown.

NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Andy Means,
 3 unassisted tackles and one pass interception.
 
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