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Dana Stephenson swiped three Colorado passes, setting up two Nebraska scores, as the Cornhuskers whacked the Buffaloes, 20-7, before 67,084 happy fans.
Stephenson's three interceptions set a new Nebraska school record, in addition to setting up the Husker win.
Colorado jumped to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Huskers came back to march to the Buff 18. Paul Rogers kicked a 40-yard field goal to cut the gap to 7-3.
Late in the second quarter, Stephenson made his first theft and the Huskers drove 61 yards to go ahead, 10-7. Jeff Kinney tallied from the four with :35 left in the half.
Shortly after the third quarter started, Dana made his second interception at the CU 32. In three plays, Nebraska had a 17-7 lead as Van Brownson fired a 27-yard TD pass to Dan Schneiss.
A Buff fumble five plays later got Nebraska rolling again, with Rogers kicking a 32-yard field goal. It was Rogers' ninth career field goal, setting a new Husker record.
Nebraska's defense did a tremendous job of stopping Colorado star Bob Anderson for the third straight year. The Buff record-breaker was held to only 42 yards rushing.
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Nov. 1, 1969
Colorado 7 0 0 0 — 7
Nebraska 3 7 10 0 — 20
CU — Bob Anderson (7, run; Haney kick, 9:55)
NU — Paul Rogers (40, field goal, 3:27)
NU — Jeff Kinney (4, run; Rogers kick, :35)
NU — Dan Schneiss (27, pass from Van Brownson;
Rogers kick, 10:38)
NU — Rogers (32, field goal; 5:33)
First Downs 12 15
Rushing, Net 114 207
Passes Att-Comp 9-18 4-14
Passing Net 139 35
Total Offense 253 242
LEADING NU RUSHERS:
Dan Schneiss 63, Jeff Kinney 33.
LEADING NU PASSERS:
Van Brownson 8 for 17—117, Jerry Tagge 1 for 1—22.
NU BACK OF THE GAME:
Dana Stephenson ... Set Nebraska record with three pass interceptions, all leading to scores.
NU LINEMAN OF THE GAME:
Ken Geddes ... Key man in holding Bob Anderson to 42 yards. Guarded middle alone, releasing others for outside coverage. Made nine tackles and recovered a fumble.