Official recap
Led by sophomore I-back Tony Davis and junior middle guard John Bell, the second-string Whites upset the varsity Reds, 21-19, on this cold, rainy, wind-swept day. Davis topped all rushers with 67 yards and Bell led a determined White defensive effort which shut off the Reds after the first quarter.

The Reds had started off in high gear by scoring two first-quarter touchdowns for a 13-0 lead. Bill Olds picked up the first one when he raced 23 yards untouched with 11:45 left—it was his only carry of the first half. With 1:48 left, junior Dave Goeller punched into the end zone from three yards out and the varsity appeared to be rolling.

However, Whites quarterback Dana Potter used Davis and Don Westbrook effectively and completed some timely passes to bring his team back. Westbrook scored from the three with 9:41 left in the half, then Davis scored from two yards out with 5:35 to go. Al Pieratt kicked both PAT's and the Whites held a surprising halftime lead, 14-13.

With 4:26 left in the third quarter, Davis picked up his second TD on another two-yard plunge, Mark Okla booted the extra point and the Whites were out to a 21-13 lead. The Reds scored late in the game on a one-yard plunge by Olds, but a PAT pass which would have tied the game, was just off the mark.

SPRING-GAME HISTORY
NU ROSTER

Whites 21
Reds 19

May 6, 1972
Lincoln, NE
Reds         13     0     0     6  —  19
Whites        0    14     7     0  —  21

First Quarter
RED — Bill Olds (23, run); PAT kick blocked 11:45
RED — Dave Goeller (3, run); Rich Sanger kick 1:48
Second Quarter
WHI — Don Westbrook (3, run); Al Pieratt kick 9:41
WHI — Tony Davis (2, run); Pieratt kick 5:35
Third Quarter
WHI — Davis (2, run); Mark Okla kick 4:26
Fourth Quarter
RED — Olds (1, run); pass failed 2:09

                                   Reds   Whites
First Downs Rushing ...............   9       11
First Downs Passing ...............   5        6
First Downs by Penalties ..........   2        1
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS .................  16       18
Number Attempts Rushing ...........  51       51
Yards Gained Rushing .............  183      210
Yards Lost Rushing ................  35       31
NET YARDS GAINED RUSHING .........  148      179
Number Passes Attempted ...........  23       21
Number Passes Completed ...........   6        8
Number Passes Had Intercepted .....   2        3
NET YARDS GAINED PASSING .........  105       96
Number Plays Rushing and Passing...  74       72
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDAGE ............  253      275
Number Interceptions ..............   3        2
NET YARDS INTERCEPTIONS RETURNED ... 60       34
Number Times Punted ...............   4        7
Number of Punts Had Blocked .......   0        0
PUNTING YARDS—AVERAGE ...........129-31   255-36
PUNT RETURNS (Number-Yards) ...... 2-18      0-0
KICKOFF RETURNS (Number-Yards) ... 4-60     4-65
PENALTIES (Number-Yards) ......... 5-45     7-68
FUMBLES (Number-Own Lost) ........  6-2      5-1


REDS Net Long RUSHING Att. Yds. TD Gain D. Humm 5 8 0 7 Dixon 18 65 0 11 Olds 4 32 2 23 Garson 1 0 0 0 Coleman 5 -25 0 — Goeller 14 56 1 9 Powell 1 5 0 5 O'Holleran 1 4 0 4 Revelle 2 9 0 7 Totals 51 154 3 23 Long PASSING Comp. Att. Int. Yds. Gain D. Humm 3 17 2 63 39 Garson 1 1 0 17 17 Coleman 2 5 0 25 14 Totals 6 23 2 105 39 Long RECEIVING No. Yds. TD Gain Olds 1 15 0 15 Revelle 1 39 0 39 List 2 28 0 17 Garson 2 23 0 14 Totals 6 105 0 39 ALL RETURNS Punts K-offs Ints. Sloey 1-19 Garson 1-13 1-11 Goeller 3-49 Manstedt 1-5 Starkebaum 2-41
WHITES Net Long RUSHING Att. Yds. TD Gain Rutan 7 -19 0 11 Davis 15 67 2 11 Carstens 3 33 0 28 Bahe 3 12 0 9 Potter 2 -1 0 1 Westbrook 11 59 1 16 Moran 10 28 0 5 Totals 51 179 3 28 Long PASSING Comp. Att. Int. Yds. Gain Rutan 3 12 1 24 12 Potter 5 9 2 72 30 Totals 8 21 3 96 30 Long RECEIVING No. Yds. TD Gain Longwell 5 42 0 14 Bahe 2 40 0 30 Lackovic 1 14 0 14 Totals 8 96 0 30 ALL RETURNS Punts K-offs Ints. Rogers 1-26 A. Johnson 1-8 Bahe 3-65