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Official recap
Typical of Big 8 play, the game between Nebraska and Colorado was nip and tuck until some fourth quarter Husker heroics produced a 24-12 win before an upset-minded Colorado crowd.

The toe of CU's Mark Zetterberg provided all of the offensive fireworks for the Buffaloes, as he kicked field goals of 50, 46, 37, and 29 yards to give the Buffs a 12-7 halftime lead.

With the lead in Husker hands, 14-12 in the third quarter, Colorado drove to the Nebraska 4 yard line, but were stopped short of paydirt by the tenacious Black Shirts. When Zetterberg attempted his fifth field goal — a chip shot of 21 yards — NU cornerback Dave Butterfield broke through the line and blocked the kick with his chest.

Nebraska took command from then on, salting the game away with a field goal of their own and a 1-yard Rich Berns run. It was Berns' best day rushing, as he ground out 127 yards.

SERIES HISTORY
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER

Nebraska 24
Colorado 12

Oct. 9, 1976
Boulder, CO
Nebraska      0     7     7    10  —  24
Colorado      3     9     0     0  —  12

First Quarter
CU — Mark Zetterberg (50, field goal), 5:32
Second Quarter
NU — Monte Anthony (1, run; Al Eveland kick), 9:36
CU — Mark Zetterberg (46, field goal), 8:37
CU — Mark Zetterberg (37, field goal), 4:07
CU — Mark Zetterberg (29, field goal), :07
Third Quarter
NU — Curtis Craig (9, pass from Vince Ferragamo;
 Al Eveland kick), 5:30
Fourth Quarter
NU — Al Eveland (46, field goal), 5:07
NU — Rich Berns (1, run; Al Eveland kick), 1:55

                             NU      CU
First Downs................. 19      12
Rushing, Net............... 253     173
Passes, Comp-Att-Int ... 9-23-1  8-23-1
Passing, Net................ 96     107
Total Offense.............. 349     280
LEADING NU RUSHERS:
Rich Berns 127, Monte Anthony 55.
LEADING NU PASSER:
Vince Ferragamo 96.
TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER:
Rich Berns 127.
ATTENDANCE: 53,538.
NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Rich Berns.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Dave Butterfield.
 
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