White 24
Red 15

May 9, 1964
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE
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1964 Nebraska football spring game photoBob Churchich drops back to pass but is about to be sacked for a loss by the Reds’ Walt Barnes (77). · Omaha World-Herald ) · Newspapers.com

First Quarter
WHI: Pete Tatman 2 run (Bill Earl kick) 10:28
Second Quarter
RED: Bob Weiman 3 run (Bill Johnson kick) 14:38
WHI: Langston Coleman 75 pass from Henry Woods (Duncan Drum kick) 7:00
WHI: Drum 21 field goal 0:09
Third Quarter
WHI: Joe McNulty 2 run (Duncan Drum kick) 2:29
RED: Tom Smith 87 pass from Wayne Weber (Weiman run) 1:09
                    WHI       RED
First downs ........ 11        14
Rushing yards ..... 179       149
Passing yards ..... 178       181
  Comp-Att-Int.. 5-16-1    6-22-2
Total offense ..... 357       330
Punts-Avg ........ 7-41      7-38
Fumbles lost ........ 1         2
Penalty yards ...... 20        25

  WHI: Churchich 3-minus-2; Carstens 2-3; Wilson 8-16; Tatman 7-22; Tucker 2-17; Vujevich 1-4; Wachholtz 3-4; McNulty 10-102; Woods 1-13; Brunk 1-2; Kirby 2-minus-3; Wright 6-9.
  RED: Duda 7-13; Johnson 4-24; Paschall 4-15; Smith 4-16; Poggemeyer 1-6; Vactor 2-5; Brown 6-25; Thorell 1-minus-4; Janik 3-22; Weiman 3-15.

  WHI: Churchich 2-7-0 43; Tucker 1-6-1 60; Woods 1-3-0 75.
  RED: Duda 2-7-2 45; Weber 4-14-0 136.



Rookies shine in 1964 spring finale

Rookies stole the show in the spring practice finale at Seacrest Field before 7,000 fans. Soph-to-be quarterback Bob Churchich led the Whites to a 24-15 victory over the veteran-studded Red club in the night intra-squad windup.

With Churchich at the controls, the Whites marched to score with the opening kickoff, soph-to-be-fullback Pete Tatman going over from the two.

After the Reds evened the count on a three-yard plunge by soph-to-be Bob Weiman in the second quarter, the Whites turned sensational. Junior-to-be-quarterback Henry Woods hit soph-to-be end Langston Coleman with a 75-yard pass-run TD strike, and just before the half, veteran kicker Duncan Drum booted a 21-yard field goal to provide a 17-7 halftime margin.

Senior-to-be fullback Joe McNulty gave the fans a nifty treat and the Whites a comfortable margin late in the third period. First the Wymore fullback broke loose from several tacklers and dashed 66 yards to the Red two. Then he plunged over for the TD and a 24-7 lead.

The Reds capped the offensive show with some aerial pyrotechnics of their own – a re-run of former Hastings High action. A pair of sophs-to-be, quarterback Wayne Weber and end Tom Smith, combined on an 87-yard TD pass-run with 1:09 left in the third quarter.

H’MAX NOTES: Coach Bob Devaney said halfback Harry Wilson, a sophomore-to-be, was “probably as outstanding as anyone on the field.” … The Whites consisted of the top sophomore-to-be unit and the No. 2 varsity. The Reds were the No. 1 varsity and No. 2 sophs-to-be. … An estimated 7,500 fans attended the game, which kicked off at 8 p.m.


Recap source: 1965 NU media guide

1964 schedule
05/09White 24, Red 15
09/19South DakotaW 54-0
09/26@ MinnesotaW 26-21
10/03@ Iowa St.W 14-7
10/10South CarolinaW 28-6
10/17Kansas St.W 47-0
10/24@ ColoradoW 21-3
10/31MissouriW 9-0
11/07@ KansasW 14-7
11/14Oklahoma St.W 27-14
11/21@ OklahomaL 7-17
01/01ArkansasL 7-10
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