Fumbled Away

  • Nebraska

  • Oklahoma


Nov. 11, 1978: Coach Tom Osborne stood at 0-5 against archrival Oklahoma when his No. 4 Nebraska team took on the No. 1 Sooners in Lincoln. Barry Switzer later said the '78 Sooners may have been his best team. But the Blackshirts defense forced nine fumbles and recovered six. The last one came courtesy of Heisman winner-to-be Billy Sims at the Nebraska 3-yard line with 3:27 to play. Last year, Huskers fans voted this one their favorite among the 300 consecutive sellouts at Memorial Stadium.