Reds 33
Whites 27

May. 8, 1965 - 3 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Whites 7 0 7 13 27
Reds 6 7 13 7 33
First quarter
WHI: Freeman White 16 pass from Bob Churchich (Duncan Drum kick) 10:29
RED: Larry Casey 15 pass from Wayne Weber (Kenny Brunk kick failed) 2:41
Second quarter
RED: Kaye Carstens 1 run (Larry Wachholtz kick) 0:02
Third quarter
WHI: White 25 pass from Churchich (Drum kick) 9:10
RED: Mick Ziegler 58 run (Wachholtz kick) 8:26
RED: Brunk 3 run (Wachholtz kick failed) 4:58
Fourth quarter
RED: Charlie Winters 13 run (Wachholtz kick) 14:17
WHI: Miles Kimmel 31 pass from Dennis Morrison (Drum kick) 7:06
WHI: Mike Barry 63 return of intercepted lateral (Drum kick blocked) 0:10

                    WHI      RED
First downs           8        9
Rushing yards        65      175
Passing yards       160      119
  Comp-Att-Int   9-23-3   9-20-1
Total yards         225      294
Punts-average    7-33.9   4-29.3
Yards penalized      10       55
Fumbles lost          1        6

RUSHING
WHI: Kirkland 5-36; Tatman 7-27; B.Brown 3-8; Buckler 2-8; Wilson 6-7; Farrer 1-1; Fierro 1-(-6); Morrison 2-(-8); Critchlow 3-(-8).

RED: Ziegler 8-79; Carstens 4-32; Winters 7-29; Brunk 7-11; Gregory 5-9; Haasch 2-9; Fortuna 4-4; Ecklund 1-3; Weber 2-0; Riley 2-(-1)

PASSING
WHI: Churchich 7/13, 119 YDS 
     Fierro 0/5, 0 YDS
     Morrison 2/5, 41 YDS
RED: Weber 7/11, 81 YDS
     Sigler 2/8 38 YDS
     Fortuna 0/1, 0 YDS

RECEIVING
WHI: White 5-101; Kimmel 1-31; Wilson 1-19; Smith 1-10; Jeter 1-9

RED: Richnafsky 4-35; Casey 2-44; Delaney 2-14; Winters 1-30; Gregory 1-3

Coverage

Recap

Freeman White reception · Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

Reds have upper hand in Huskers’ spring finale

Bob Churchich took up where he left off as the Big 8’s Sophomore Back of the Year last fall by pitching a pair of TD passes to All Big 8 end Freeman White.

But the veteran combo wasn’t enough to counter the defensively stacked opposition as the Reds stopped the Whites, 33-27, in the spring practice final game. An All Sports Day crowd of 7,000 saw the free-wheeling action.

    HuskerMax notes
  • The Whites had the No. 1 offense and No. 2 defense, while the Reds had the No. 2 offense and No. 1 defense.
  • After the game, coach Bob Devaney singled out Dennis Richnafsky for praise, saying the sophomore-to-be split end “caught the ball better than anyone I’ve seen in this stadium since I’ve been here.”
  • What about Freeman White, with his five catches for 101 yards? Devaney said: “Freeman made one tremendous catch, but he dropped about as many as he caught.”
  • The Missouri-Nebraska track meet took place in Memorial Stadium before the game, with a noon start.
Game stories
Team & game info
1965 schedule
05/08 Reds 33, Whites 27
09/18 TCU W 34-14
09/25 @ Air Force W 27-17
10/02 Iowa St. W 44-0
10/09 Wisconsin W 37-0
10/16 @ Kansas St. W 41-0
10/23 Colorado W 38-13
10/30 @ Missouri W 16-14
11/06 Kansas W 42-6
11/13 @ Oklahoma St. W 21-17
11/25 Oklahoma W 21-9
01/01 Alabama L 28-39
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