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1965 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Big 8 Champions
Orange Bowl, L 28-39 vs. #4 Alabama
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 5
1965 record10-1-0 (7-0-0 Big 8)
Head coachBob Devaney (4th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Nebraska 7 0 0     10 1 0
#6 Missouri 6 1 0     8 2 1
Colorado 4 2 1     6 2 2
Iowa State 3 3 1     5 4 1
Oklahoma 3 4 0     3 7 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Kansas 2 5 0     2 8 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     0 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1965 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team was the representative of the University of Nebraska and member of the Big Eight Conference in the 1965 college football season. The team was coached by Bob Devaney and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Before the season

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 18* TCU #1 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 34-14   53,650
September 25* at Air Force #2 Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, Colorado W 27-17   37,479
October 2 Iowa State #3 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 44-0   54,440
October 9* Wisconsin #2 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 37-0   53,641
October 16 at Kansas State #2 Memorial StadiumManhattan, Kansas W 41-0   19,660
October 23† Colorado #3 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 38-13   53,873
October 30 at Missouri #3 Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri W 16-14   57,206
November 6 Kansas #3 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 42-6   54,118
November 13 at Oklahoma State #3 Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma W 21-17   29,901
November 25 Oklahoma #3 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 21-9   52,533
January 1* vs. #4 Alabama #3 Miami Orange BowlMiami, Florida L 28-39   72,214
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Roster

Official Roster
  • 67 Allers, LaVerne LG (Jr.)
  • 33 Alvarez, Barry LB (So.)
  • 77 Barnes, Walter MG (Sr.)
  • 39 Beck, Dennis S (So.)
  • 76 Brichacek, Gary RT (Jr.)
  • 24 Brown, Bill FB (So.)
  • 73 Brown, James OT (Sr.)
  • 40 Brunk, Kenny FB (Jr.)
  • 41 Buckler, George FB (So.)
  • 68 Canarsky, Leonard RT (So.)
  • 78 Carlson, Dennis RT (Sr.)
  • 21 Carstens, Kaye CB (Jr.)
  • 89 Casey, Larry E (Sr.)
  • 15 Churchich, Bob QB (Jr.)
  • 62 Coleman, (Edward) Ricard LB (Jr.)
  • 80 Coleman, Langston DE (Jr.)
  • 35 Critchlow, Paul HB (So.)
  • 70 Czap, Dick DT (Jr.)
  • 92 Delaney, Dan E (So.)
  • 55 Drum, Duncan C (Sr.)
  • 10 Duda, Fred QB (Sr.)
  • 11 Fierro, Al QB (So.)
  • 65 Gatziolis, Jim RG (Jr.)
  • 81 Grace, Mike DE (Jr.)
  • 22 Gregory, Ben FB (So.)
  • 57 Grell, Stan LG (Jr.)
  • 38 Haasch, Richard FB (So.)
  • 58 Hansen, Ed RT (So.)
  • 79 Hansen, Larry DT (So.)
  • 87 Haug, William DE (Sr.)
  • 32 Hawkins, James CB (So.)
  • 53 Hill, Robert C (Jr.)
  • 43 Janik, Leonard LB (So.)
  • 84 Jeter, Tony E (Sr.)
  • 28 Johnson, William LB (Sr.)
  • 69 Kennedy, Michael LB (Sr.)
  • 91 Kimmel, Miles E (So.)
  • 20 Kirkland, Ron HB (Jr.)
  • 61 Kudrna, Roger LB (Jr.)
  • 42 Kuehl, Alan LB (So.)
  • 95 Mackevicius, Al C (So.)
 
  • 64 McCord, M.Jim DT (So.)
  • 66 Meylan, Wayne RG (So.)
  • 37 Morrison, Dennis FB (So.)
  • 30 Mueller, Marv DB (So.)
  • 52 Murphy, Jerry MG (Jr.)
  • 56 Narish, Louis DT (Jr.)
  • 17 Nettelmann, Bill S (So.)
  • 59 Osberg, James RG (Jr.)
  • 34 Pappas, Tom LB (Jr.)

* 88 Patton, Jerry DE (So.)

  • 54 Petersen, Kelly C (Jr.)
  • 26 Poggemeyer, Ronald S (Jr.)
  • 82 Richnafsky, Dennis SE (So.)
  • 51 Schaefer, Steve MG (Sr.)
  • 93 Schindel, Bill OT (So.)
  • 63 Senkbeil, Lynn LB (Jr.)
  • 12 Sigler, Ernie QB (So.)
  • 83 Smith, Tom E (Jr.)
  • 45 Solich, Frank HB (Sr.)
  • 90 Startzer, Bill DE (So.)
  • 72 Stith, Carel DT (Jr.)
  • 74 Strohmyer, John DT (Sr.)
  • 48 Tatman, Pete FB (Jr.)
  • 75 Taucher, Robert OT (So.)
  • 25 Thorell, Dennis CB (Jr.)
  • 50 Tuthill, Harry C (Sr.)
  • 19 Unis, Joe LG (Jr.)
  • 46 Vactor, Theodore (Red) S (Sr.)
  • 36 Wachholtz, Larry S (Jr.)
  • 18 Walls, Don DT (So.)
  • 14 Weber, Wayne QB (So.)
  • 47 Weinman, Bob CB (Jr.)
  • 85 White, Freeman E (Sr.)
  • 71 Wilks, Jerry OT (Jr.)
  • 31 Wilson, Harry FB (Jr.)
  • 44 Winters, Charlie FB (So.)
  • 49 Worley, Michael FB (Sr.)
  • 23 Zemko, Steve LB (So.)
  • 29 Ziegler, Mick HB (So.)
  • 86 Zimmer, Ivan DE (So.)

Coaching staff

Name Title First year
in this position
Years at Nebraska Alma Mater
Bob Devaney Head Coach 1962 1962–1972 Alma
Tom Osborne 1964 1964–1997 Hastings
John Melton 1962 1962–1988 Wyoming
Cletus Fischer 1960 1960–1985 Nebraska
Mike Corgan Running Backs 1962 1962–1982 Notre Dame
George Kelly 1960 1960–1968
Jim Ross 1962 1962–1976
Carl Selmer Offensive Line 1962 1962–1972

[1][2]

Game notes

TCU

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
TCU 0 7 0 7 14
• #1 Nebraska 14 7 7 6 34

[3][4][5][6]

Air Force

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• #2 Nebraska 21 0 6 0 27
Air Force 0 7 10 0 17

[3][7][8][9]

Iowa State

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 0 0 0 0 0
• #3 Nebraska 0 16 21 7 44
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 54,440

[3][7][10]

Wisconsin

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0
• #2 Nebraska 6 11 14 6 37
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 53,641

[3][11][12][13]

Kansas State

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• #2 Nebraska 0 21 6 14 41
Kansas State 0 0 0 0 0

[3][11][14]

Colorado

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 3 3 0 7 13
• #3 Nebraska 17 14 0 7 38
  • Date: October 23
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 53,873

[3][15][16][17]


Missouri

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• #3 Nebraska 0 13 0 3 16
Missouri 14 0 0 0 14

[3][15][18][19]


Kansas

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 0 6 0 0 6
• #3 Nebraska 7 14 21 0 42
  • Date: November 6
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 54,118

[3][20][21]

Oklahoma State

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• #3 Nebraska 0 7 7 7 21
Oklahoma State 7 0 0 10 17

[3][20][22]

Oklahoma

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 3 6 0 0 9
• #3 Nebraska 0 7 14 0 21
  • Date: November 25
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 52,533

[3][23][24]


Alabama

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Nebraska 0 7 6 15 28
• #4 Alabama 7 17 8 7 39

[3][25][26]

After the season

Awards

  • All American: Walter Barnes, Tony Jeter, Larry Wachholtz, Freeman White
  • All Big 8: LaVerne Allers, Dennis Carlson, Walt Barnes, Tony Jeter, Muike Kennedy, Frank Solich, Larry Wachholtz, Freeman White

[27]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Final
AP #1 #2 #3 #2 #2 #3 #3 #3 #3 #3 #3 #5
Coaches N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A #3

Future professional players

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