Minnesota 26
Nebraska 14

Sept. 24, 1960 • 2 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE
1st2nd3rd4th F 
Second quarter
MIN: Stephens 2 run, 13:40 
MIN: Mulholland 23 pass from Stephens (Dickson kick) 6:20
Third quarter
MIN: Rogers 1 run, 4:35
MIN: Munsey 42 int. return, 3:20
NEB: Thornton 57 run (Meade kick) 1:20
Fourth quarter
NEB: Toogood 28 return of intercepted pitchout (Meade kick) 14:50

                       MIN       NEB
First downs             14         6
Rushing yards       62-211    31-108
Passing yards           64        32
 Att-Comp-Int        8-5-0     9-4-2   
Total offense       70-275    40-140
Punts-average       7-40.1    7-45.3
Fumbles lost             1         2
Yards penalized        105        40

Thornton TD, 1960 Minnesota-NebraskaThunder Thornton heads for the end zone late in the third quarter for the Huskers’ first score · The Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com


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Huskers falter against Gophers

One week after upsetting Texas in Austin, the Huskers were dominated at home by Minnesota.

The Gophers built a 26-0 lead, then fended off a Nebraska rally. Bill “Thunder” Thornton’s 57-yard touchdown run and Gary Toogood’s 28-yard return of an intercepted pitchout made the final score more respectable.

The Huskers had nearly as many turnovers (four) as first downs (six), and it was the fourth consecutive game Nebraska scored exactly 14 points.

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