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Junior kicker Dean Sukup's 30-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining gave the underdog Whites a 14-13 win over the Reds in the 29th annual Nebraska spring game.

Defense was the key that provided the Husker fans with excitement as both teams blocked a punt, the Whites intercepted one pass and recovered two fumbles, and the Reds intercepted two passes and also recovered two fumbles.

The Reds, made up primarily of the first and fourth units, were favored in the contest against the Whites, the second and third squads, and led 13-11 before Sukup's clinching boot.

The Whites started their winning drive from their own 23 yard line with 1:12 left in the game, moving 64 yards in five plays, highlighted by sophomore quarterback Brad Humphrey passes of 18 and 20 yards, to the Red 30 yard line. From there, with 19 seconds left, Sukup kicked his winning 30-yard field goal and was mobbed by his teammates before he could reach the sidelines.

Full recap here.

SPRING-GAME HISTORY
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Whites 14
Reds 13

April 29, 1978
Lincoln, NE
Reds              0    3    10    0  —  13
Whites            0    3     8    3  —  14

Second quarter
WHI — Dean Sukup, 26, field goal 12:53
RED — Billy Todd, 40, field goal 3:46
Third quarter
RED — Billy Todd, 41, field goal 12:23
RED — Jeff Quinn, 2, run (Tim Bergkamp kick) 9:11
WHI — Derrie Nelson, 33, blocked punt return
 (Tim Wurth run) 0:17
Fourth quarter
WHI — Dean Sukup, 30, field goal 0:19

Attendance: 16,500

                                    Red     White
First Downs Rushing                   5         9
First Downs Passing                   6         6
First Downs by Penalties              1         2
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS                    12        17
Number Attempts Rushing              51        48
Yards Gained Rushing                201       184
Yards Lost Rushing                   12        16
NET YARDS GAINED RUSHING            189       168
Number Passes Attempted              23        28
Number Passes Completed              10        11
Number Passes Had Intercepted         1         2
NET YARDS GAINED PASSING             94       139
Number of Plays Rushing & Passing    74        76
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDAGE               283       307
Number Interceptions                  2         1
NET YARDS INTERCEPTIONS RETURNED     29         8
Number Times Punted                   8         7
Number of Punts Had Blocked           1         1
PUNTING YARDS—AVERAGE            265-33  263-37.3
PUNT RETURNS (Number-Yards)        4-37      4-47
KICKOFF RETURNS (Number-Yards)     4-79     4-108
PENALTIES (Number-Yards)           6-88      9-79
FUMBLES (Number-Own Lost)           6-2       3-2



RED RUSHING Att Gain Loss Net TD Long Sorley 2 7 0 7 0 5 Hipp 13 52 1 51 0 14 Franklin 5 11 0 11 0 5 Brown 2 10 0 10 0 9 Michaelson 3 2 2 0 0 2 Berns 6 61 0 61 0 20 Steels 3 12 1 11 0 7 Mathison 2 2 1 1 0 2 McCloney 1 8 0 8 0 8 Suelter 1 4 0 4 0 4 Keith 7 24 0 24 0 5 Humphrey 2 0 0 0 0 0 Quinn 4 8 7 1 1 4 TOTAL 51 201 12 189 1 20 PASSING Cp. Att. Int. Yds. Long Sorley 6 5 0 53 18 Michaelson 3 1 0 6 6 Mathison 9 1 1 23 23 Quinn 5 3 0 12 9 TOTAL 23 10 1 94 23 RECEIVING No. Yds. TD Long Woodard 2 16 0 8 Miller 2 18 0 12 Brown 2 27 0 18 Markfort 1 23 0 23 Berns 2 14 0 7 Hipp 1 -4 0 0 TOTAL 10 94 0 23 PUNTING No. Yds. Avg. Long Smith 1 35 35 35 Todd 3 130 43 57 Mensing 3 100 33 43 Team 1 0 0 0 FIELD GOALS Att Good Blk. Long Todd 3 2 1 41 RETURNS Punts K-offs Int. Misc Dunning 1-25 Brown 1-18 2-41 Keith 1-0 Lockett 1-1 1-18 Suelter 1-20 Andrews 1-18 Baker 1-4   TOTAL 4-37 4-79 2-29
WHITE RUSHING Att Gain Loss Net TD Long Quinn 7 36 2 34 0 17 Wurth 20 85 2 83 0 26 Juehring 5 16 0 16 0 5 Johnson 5 16 0 16 0 6 Humphrey 2 5 7 -2 0 5 Michalson 4 6 5 1 0 3 Kotera 5 20 0 20 0 6 TOTAL 48 184 16 168 0 26 PASSING Cp. Att. Int. Yds. Long Quinn 9 4 0 47 16 Humphrey 8 3 0 57 20 Michaelson 11 4 2 35 9 TOTAL 28 11 2 139 20 RECEIVING No. Yds. TD Long Lockett 2 31 0 16 McCrady 2 16 0 9 Branch 2 37 0 19 Juehring 1 8 0 8 Woodard 4 47 0 20 TOTAL 11 139 0 20 PUNTING No. Yds. Avg. Long Gemar 5 216 43 65 LeClair 1 47 47 47 Team 1 0 0 0 FIELD GOALS Att Good Blk. Long Sukup 3 2 0 26 RETURNS Punts K-offs Int. Misc McCrady 2-11 3-89 Lockett 1-3 1-19 Nelson 1-33 Lewis 1-8 Sherry 1-20* TOTAL 4-47 4-108 1-8 *Return of blocked field goal
 
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