Iowa State came within an extra point of defeating Nebraska, but had to settle for a 23-23 tie when Tom Goedjen's kick went awry. The Cyclones scored what appeared to be the winner with 23 seconds left after four George Amundson passes took them 74 yards in 35 seconds. With the touchdown, a 24-yarder to Willie Jones, came bedlam. Spectators flowed onto the field, and it took contingents of campus, city and state police to clear them off. "It was tough on Tom," said Amundson. "All he could do was stand there for two or three minutes and look at the goalposts, knowing the game depended on him." Amundson guided Iowa State to the biggest output of the year against the Cornhuskers, 356 yards. None of this set too well with Nebraska's Bob Devaney. "I've never been so disgusted with a team," he said of the bumbling that led to eight turnovers.
Oklahoma's Greg Pruitt had his biggest day with 195 yards on 27 carries in a 17-6 conquest of Missouri. The Tigers became only the second team to score a touchdown against the Sooners, although it was set up by an interception return to the O.U. 11. Colorado led Kansas only 9-0 at the half on three of Fred Lima's four field goals, but two touchdowns 18 seconds apart in the third quarter sent the Buffaloes on the way to 33-8 victory. Oklahoma State's defense scored three touchdowns in a 45-14 win over Kansas State.