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1966 Mick Ziegler spring game
Adrian Fiala (left) and Joe Washington close in on the Whites’ Mick Ziegler.

Recap

A stifling defensive performance and a go-ahead 99-yard drive into a stiff wind highlighted the Whites' 28-10 victory over the Reds in Nebraska's annual spring game.

The Whites had the first-team defense and the Reds had the first-team offense. After 60 minutes of play, the statistics told who won that battle: The Reds could muster just 97 yards of offense and missed on all but seven of 33 passes.

The Reds held a 10-7 lead in the third quarter and seemed poised to pad their advantage, but an interception by Marv Mueller ended the threat and gave the Whites the ball at their own one-foot line. Using a mix of runs and passes, quarterback Al Fierro drove the Whites the length of the field for a touchdown and a lead they would not relinquish.

Two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter, one of them on a 31-yard pass from Fierro to Sherwin Jarmon, gave the Whites their final 28-10 advantage.

Fierro's decision-making and passing (9 of 19 for 121 yards) earned the praise of coach Bob Devaney, who noted that several of his passes were dropped.

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SPRING GAME HISTORY

Whites 28
Reds 10

May 14, 1966
Seacrest Field, Lincoln, NE
Whites          7    0   6  15  -  28
Reds            0   10   0   0  -  10

First Quarter
WHI - Mick Ziegler 1 run (Larry Wachholtz
      kick) 8:13
Second Quarter
RED - Harry Wilson 11 run (Ron Poggemeyer
      kick) 14:13
RED - Poggemeyer 34 field goal, 9:53
Third Quarter
WHI - Dennis Galbraith 4 run (Wachholtz
      kick blocked) 2:07
Fourth Quarter
WHI - Sherwin Jarmon 31 pass from Al 
      Fierro (Galbraith kick) 10:18
WHI - Dennis Morrison 5 pass from Frank
      Patrick (Nestor Yannon pass from 
      Galbraith) 0:50

                          WHI       RED
First downs .............. 13         7
Yards rushing ........... 100        32
Yards passing ........... 135        65
  Comp-Att-Int ...... 11-30-2    7-33-2
Punts-Average ........ 7-24.0    7-29.1
Fumbles lost .............. 3         1
Yards penalized ......... 120        25

RUSHING
WHI - Gregory 6-44, Ziegler 8-27,
Davis 5-15, Galbraith 6-15, Yannon 4-5, 
Grithlors 6-4, Patrick 3-3, Haasch
3-(-3), Fierro 4-(-10).
RED - Wilson 10-32, Tatman 3-9, Green
1-6, Churchich 1-4, Buckler 1-3, Kirkland
3-2, Brunk 8-(-5), Frost 1-(-6), Winters 
5-(-8), Harding 4-(-10).

PASSING
WHI - Fierro 9-19, Patrick 2-10 14
RED - Churchich 5-19 49,
      Harding 2-7 16,
      Weber 0-5 0

RECEIVING
WHI - Penney 4-54, Jarmon 2-40, Morrison
      2-17, Gregory 1-13, Davis 1-10, 
      Wynn 1-1
RED - Richnafsky 3-19, Wilson 1-26, 
      Buckler 1-12, Tatman 1-4, Brunk 1-4 
 

 
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