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Official recap
Nebraska was only the third Big Six team to play in a post-season bowl game, but the Cornhuskers made their first bowl trip a memorable one with an invitation to the granddaddy of them all — the Rose Bowl.

Under the warm California sun in Pasadena, Coach Biff Jones' Cornhuskers led Clark Shaughnessy's Stanford Indians twice in the first half, but fell victim to the innovative T-formation 21-13. The Huskers took a 7-0 lead just six plays after the kickoff when fullback Vike Francis plunged over from the two. Stanford tied it four plays later when Hugh Gallarneau bolted over from nine yards out.

In the second quarter, the Huskers took the lead again on a 33-yard Herm Rohrig-to-Allen Zikmund pass, but the Indians came back on Frankie Albert's 41-yard TD pass to Gallarneau for a 14-13 halftime lead. A 39-yard TD punt return by Pete Kmetovic iced the game for the Indians in the third quarter.

The 92,000 fans on hand represented the largest crowd ever to see Nebraska play.

OWH STORIES (1, 2) & PHOTOS
A.P. STORY | U.P. COLUMN
“HUSKER CENTURY”
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: 1, 2
RECAPS: STANFORD'S | ROSE BOWL’S
GAME & PREGAME DETAILS
ZIKMUND FEATURES 1, 2
GAME PROGRAM
PREGAME A.P. STORIES: 1, 2
 
NU ROSTER | NU BOWLS | SERIES HISTORY
Stanford 21
Nebraska 13

Jan. 1, 1941 — Pasadena, CA
Stanford        7   7   7   0  -   21
Nebraska        7   6   0   0  -   13

First Quarter
NEBR - Vike Francis 2 run (Francis kick). 
STAN - Hugh Gallarneau 9 run
 (Frankie Albert kick). 
Second Quarter
NEBR - Allen Zikmund 33 pass from Herm Rohrig
 (kick blocked).
STAN - Gallarneau 41 pass from Albert
 (Albert kick). 
Third Quarter
STAN - Pete Kmetovic 39 punt return
 (Albert kick).

                       NEB    STAN
First Downs             9       15
Rushing, Net           58      202
Passing, Net           85       68
  Att-Comp-Int     14-4-0   13-6-2
Total Offense         128      375

Leading NU Rusher: Vike Francis, 51. 
Leading NU Passer: Herm Rohrig, 4 of 14—85. 
Attendance: 92,000.


NOTE: THESE STATS, STANFORD'S STATS AND
THE NEWSPAPER STATS ALL HAVE DIFFERENCES
 
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