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Official recap
Nebraska's Cornhuskers completely overwhelmed Army, 77-7, before a sellout crowd of 42,239 at Michie Stadium and millions watching on ABC-TV's regional telecast.

The Cornhuskers scored two TDs in the first quarter, added three in the second, four in the third and two in the fourth before Army finally scored with 35 seconds left in the game. All 49 of Nebraska's players saw action, with the reserves taking over midway in the third quarter. The 77 points were the most scored in the nation in 1972.

Johnny Rodgers scored three touchdowns, while Dave Goeller and Steve Runty each scored twice. Dave Humm set a Nebraska and Big 8 percentage record when he hit 14 of 18 passes for 160 yards.

As might be expected, Nebraska dominated the total offense statistics, 481 yards to 124. The Husker Black Shirts held Army to minus 12 yards rushing.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
SERIES HISTORY
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER

Nebraska 77
Army 7

Sept. 23, 1972
West Point, NY
Nebraska        14     21     28     14  —  77
Army             0      0      0      7  —   7

First Quarter
NEBR — Johnny Rodgers (3, run; Rich Sanger kick), 11:49
NEBR — Rodgers (24, pass from Dave Humm; Sanger kick), 1:15
Second Quarter
NEBR — Dave Goeller (2, run; Sanger kick), 3:55
NEBR — Humm (1, run; Sanger kick), 1:55
NEBR — Goeller (1, run; Sanger kick), :09
Third Quarter
NEBR — Gary Dixon (3, run; Sanger kick), 11:44
NEBR — Randy Borg (60, punt return; Sanger kick), 10:18
NEBR — Rodgers (5, pass from Steve Runty; Sanger kick), 7:35
NEBR — Bill Sloey (43, pass interception; Sanger kick), 5:35
Fourth Quarter
NEBR — Runty (2, run; Sanger kick), 12:51
NEBR — Runty (1, run; Ritch Bahe kick), 4:32
ARMY — Barry Armstrong (10, pass from Dick Atha;
 Jim Barclay kick), :35

                         NU        Army
First Downs ............ 26        9
Rushing, Net ........... 292       -12
Passes, Comp-Att-Int ... 16-22-1   9-27-2
Passing,  Net  ......... 189       139
Total Offense .......... 481       124
LEADING NU RUSHERS: Ralph Powell 86, Johnny Rodgers 62.
LEADING NU PASSER: Dave Humm, 14 for 18 — 160.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Dave Humm — 163.
ATTENDANCE: 42,239
NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Johnny Rodgers.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Rich Glover.
 
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