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Official recap
In a game that was exciting for both the players and the fans, quarterback Randy Garcia led an inspired White team to a 29-26 upset win over the Reds in Nebraska's annual Spring Game, before 18,135 fans at Memorial Stadium.

During the final period, the lead changed hands three times, including twice in the final four minutes of play.

With the Reds leading 26-23 with only 2:22 to play, White defensive back Paul Letcher intercepted a Tim Hager pass at the Reds' 33 yard line. Five plays later, Garcia hit wingback Kenny Brown in the end zone with a 21-yard scoring pass with 1:19 left in the game, to give the Whites a 29-26 lead.

But it was not over, as the Reds had a chance to tie it with only 14 seconds remaining. However, VanderMeer's 40-yard field goal attempt was wide and the Whites had defeated the favored Reds 29-26, for their second straight win. Last year, the Whites upset the Reds 20-6.

And just like last year, it was Garcia who paced the Whites. For the day, he was 9 of 17 for 129 yards, including the game-winning touchdown pass to Brown.

Full recap here.

SPRING-GAME HISTORY
NU ROSTER

Whites 29
Reds 26

May 1, 1976
Lincoln, NE
Whites        3    6    6   14  —  29
Reds          7    6    7    6  —  26

First quarter
WHI — Dean Sukup, 52-field goal 4:01
RED — Dave Butterfield, 80-punt return
 (Al Eveland kick) 0:00
Second quarter
WHI — Byron Stewart, 10-run (Sukup kick failed) 9:52
RED — Ron VanderMeer, 40-field goal 1:03
RED — VanderMeer, 37-field goal 0:00
Third quarter
RED — Monte Anthony, 1 run (VanderMeer kick) 10:07
WHI — Jim Pillen, 7-blocked punt return
 (Ed Burns pass to Keith Steward failed) 6:14
Fourth quarter
WHI — Mike Washington, 9-run (Stewart run) 4:42
RED — Dave Gillespie, 60-run
 (VanderMeer kick failed) 3:55
WHI — Kenny Brown, 21-pass from Randy Garcia
 (Sukup kick failed) 1:19

Attendance—18,135

                                   White      Red
First Downs Rushing .................. 7        8
First Downs Passing .................. 9        8
First Downs by Penalties ............. 0        1
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS ................... 16       17
Number Attempts Rushing ............. 46       48
Yards Gained Rushing ............... 194      251
Yards Lost Rushing ................... 8       39
NET YARDS GAINED RUSHING ........... 186      212
Number Passes Attempted ............. 29       30
Number Passes Completed ............. 13       14
Number Passes Had Intercepted ........ 1        1
NET YARDS GAINED PASSING ........... 182      142
Number Plays Rushing and Passing .... 75       78
TOTAL OFFENSIVE YARDAGE ............ 368      354
Number Interceptions ................  1        1
NET YARDS INTERCEPTIONS RETURNED .... 12        9
Number Times Punted .................. 5        4
Number of Punts Had Blocked .......... 0        1
PUNTING YARDS—AVERAGE ........... 212-42   141-35
PUNT RETURNS (Number-Yards) ....... 2-14     5-71
KICKOFF RETURNS (Number-Yards) .... 4-75    6-117
PENALTIES (Number-Yards) .......... 5-37     5-53
FUMBLES (Number-Own Lost) .......... 3-3      2-1


WHITE RUSHING Att Gain Loss Net TD Long Burns, E. 1 0 3 -3 0 Berns, R. 9 31 1 30 6 Steward 5 19 0 19 6 Everett 2 5 0 5 3 Zabrockie 8 13 2 11 3 Washington 4 29 0 29 1 12 Stewart: 8 52 0 52 1 16 Kujath 2 16 0 16 10 Brown 2 19 0 19 11 Suelter 1 4 0 4 4 Kennedy 1 0 1 -1 0 Garcia 3 6 2 4 4 TOTAL 46 194 9 185 2 PASSING Cp. Att. Int. Yds. Long Burns, E. 4 12 1 53 15 Garcia 9 17 0 129 23 TOTAL 13 29 1 182 RECEIVING No. Yds. TD Long Nitzel 4 60 0 17 Steward 1 15 0 15 Smith 2 36 0 23 Brown 3 41 1 21 Everett 3 30 0 12 TOTAL 13 182 1 PUNTING No. Yds. Avg. Long Vanous 5 212 42 55 RETURNS Punts K-offs Int. Everett 0-0 4-75 0-00 Anderson 1-7 0-00 0-00 J. Pillen 1-7 0-00 0-00 Letcher 0-0 0-00 1-12 TOTAL 2-14 4-75 1-12
RED RUSHING Att Gain Loss Net TD Long Ferragamo 3 2 11 -9 2 Anthony 7 35 0 35 1 11 Donnell 7 37 0 37 14 Walton 2 3 0 3 2 Higgs 4 22 0 22 8 Gillespie 11 106 5 101 1 60 Hager 4 7 17 -10 7 Hipp 8 34 6 28 13 Fitzmorris 2 5 0 5 4 TOTAL 48 251 39 212 2 PASSING Cp. Att. Int. Yds. Long Ferragamo 9 16 0 63 11 Hager 5 14 1 79 44 TOTAL 14 30 1 142 RECEIVING No. Yds. TD Long Horn 1 12 0 12 Hipp 1 8 0 8 Donnell 2 11 0 6 Spaeth 1 5 0 5 Altman 1 3 0 3 Walton 3 30 0 11 Gillespie 3 17 0 9 Loken 1 44 0 44 Magsamen 1 12 0 12 TOTAL 14 142 0 PUNTING No. Yds. Avg. Long Lessman 4 141 35 55 RETURNS Punts K-offs Int. Harvey 1-00 2-55 1-9 Gillespie 0-00 2-37 0-0 Butterfield 2-74 0-00 0-0 Vernon 2-3 0-00 0-0 Thiessen 0-00 0-00 1-9 Higgs 0-00 1-8 0-0 Fitzmorris 0-00 1-17 0-0 TOTAL 5-71 6-117 1-9
 
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