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Oklahoma 31 – Nebraska 24

January 1, 1979 ▪ at Miami ▪ Attendance 66,365

Scoring

TEAM 1 2 3 4   1H 2H   F
#4 Oklahoma (10-1) 7 7 17 0 14 17 31
#6 Nebraska (9-2) 7 0 3 14 7 17 24

Team Stats

Stat OU OPP
First Downs 14 16
Total Yards 339 437
– Plays 56 84
– Yards/Play 6.1 5.2
Rushing Yards 292 217
– Attempts 53 53
– Yards/Attempt 5.5 4.1
Passing Yards 47 220
– Completions-Attempts 2-3 18-31
– Completion % 67% 58%
– Yards/Completion 23.5 12.2
Return Yards *
Turnovers (Fum-Int) 1 (1-0) 2 (0-2)
Penalties-Yards 6-50 8-96
Time of Possession
* Based on available return stats; Prior to the mid-2000s, this usually meant punt and interceptions returns, at best.

Player Stats

Oklahoma

Rushing Att Yards TD Long Y/A
Billy Sims 25 134 2 5.4

 

Nebraska

Passing Cmp Att Yards Int TD Long Cmp% Eff Y/C Y/A
Tom Sorley 18 31 220 58.1% 0.0 0.0 0.0

 

Note: Opponent player stats only reflect bests against OU based on certain minimums and available research, plus a few select games that have all players listed.