Keith Jones scored twice within 11 seconds and Clete...

By JOHN HENDEL, UPI Sports Writer

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Keith Jones scored twice within 11 seconds and Clete Blakeman passedfor three touchdowns and ran for another Saturday to help No. 6 Nebraska hand Kansas its worst loss ever with a 70-0 Big Eight rout.

Nebraska scored 10 touchdowns to crush Kansas, which lost 65-0 to Oklahoma in 1954. Two weeks ago Oklahoma handed Kansas its third worst defeat, 64-3.


Nebraska defeated Kansas for the 18th consecutive time to improve to 9-1 overall and 5-1 in the conference. The Cornhuskers play Oklahoma next week for the Big Eight title and an Orange Bowl berth. Kansas lost its sixth straight to fall to 0-6 and 3-7.

Blakeman, making his first start of the season, directed three first-period scoring drives. Jones scored his two touchdowns in a span of 11 seconds to get the Cornhuskers off to a 14-0 start. Nebraska took the opening kick and shoved the ball up the field in 14 plays - including 13 rushes -- for the game's first score.

Jones carried the ball six times in the drive, scoring on a 2-yard run. He finished the game with 117 yards on 15 carries.

Kansas's Scott Schriner fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Jeff Jamrog recovered for Nebraska at the Jayhawks 20. Jones went around left end on the first play for the touchdown less than six minutes into the game.


Blakeman threw for Nebraska's next two scores. Dana Brinson turned a swing pass into a 19-yard touchdown and Blakeman found Tom Banderas with a 10-yard throw for a 28-0 lead midway through the second period.

Nebraska stretched its lead to 35-0 with Jeff Wheeler going 1 yard for a touchdown as the Cornhuskers scored on five of their seven first-half possessions.

Kansas managed one first down before it was down by five touchdowns. The Jayhawks were held to 13 yards on the ground and 72 total. Nebraska had 329 yards of offense in the first half.

Blakeman made the score 42-0 with a 29-yard run and gave the Cornhuskers a seven-touchdown advantage by connecting with Banderas with an 11-yard scoring pass in the third quarter. Nebraska third-string quarterback McCathorn Clayton scored on a 27-yard run before the quarter ended and Jon Kelley made it 63-0 early in the fourth with a 15-yard sprint.

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