November 25th, 1971 “The Game of the Century”: With the Cornhuskers and the Sooners both 10-0, the collision course was set for what was to be an all-time great in college football. Oklahoma had the nation’s most productive offense, and averaged 472 rushing yards per game with their wishbone offense, but Nebraska had the nation’s best defense. The Nebraska “blackshirts”, had seven first-team all Big Eight defensive players, and Nebraska had not trailed in a game all year. Nebraska jumped out to a 14-3 lead, before Oklahoma came alive under the play of quarterback, Jack Mildren. The game played close, but Nebraska ended up the victor by a score of 35-31. This would spark the rivalry between the Sooners and the Huskers.