Nebraska 14
Minnesota 7

Sep. 28, 1963
Memorial Stadium | Minneapolis, MN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 0 0 7 14
Minnesota 7 0 0 0 7
First quarter
MIN - Bob Sadek 1 run (Reid kick) 7:10
NEB - Dennis Claridge 8 run (Rudy Johnson kick) 1:11
Fourth quarter
NEB - Tony Jeter 65 pass from Claridge (Johnson kick) 12:42

                           NU     MIN
First downs ............   13      10
Rushing net .......... 56-176   32-75
Passing net ............   89     107
  Att-Comp-Int ........ 8-4-1  23-9-1
Total offense  ....... 64-265  55-182
Punts .................. 7-44   11-38
Fumbles-Lost ............ 5-1     0-0
Penalties ............... 1-5    3-26

 Leading NU rusher: Willie Ross, 91 yards
 Leading NU passer: Claridge, 4 for 8 - 89 yards
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 Attendance: 60,711

1963 Nebraska-Minnesota defense Sun, Sep 29, 1963 – Page 35 · The Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska) · Newspapers.com

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Fourth-quarter TD pass lifts Huskers to win

A 65-yard scoring pass-run early in the fourth quarter enabled the Huskers to get by the rugged Big 10 Minnesota Gophers, 14-7, before a sellout crowd which included some 5,000 Nebraskans.

With the score tied 7-7, Nebraska quarterback Dennis Claridge spotted sophomore end Tony Jeter darting behind the Gopher safety and hit him with a perfect strike. Jeter out-legged all pursuers for the victory TD.

It was a great day for Claridge who was playing before a hometown audience. He scored the first NU touchdown, passed for the winning TD, hit 4 of 8 passes and generaled the Huskers in expert fashion. A last-quarter drive by the Scarlets ended on the Gopher goal-line at the final gun, Willie Ross missing a last-play TD drive by inches.

Sophomore back Frank Solich broke an ankle in the game, bringing an early end to his first varsity season.

H’MAX NOTES: Minnesota’s TD came on a 71-yard drive, with a 34-yard pass from Bob Sadek to Jerry Pelletier putting the ball on the Nebraska 1. … A UPI account of the game said Claridge’s punting “plagued the Gophers all afternoon.”

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