Nebraska 7
Minnesota 0

Sep. 30, 1967 - 2 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 7 0 7

1967 Nebraska-Minnesota football, Joe Orduna touchdownWith Dennis Hale in pursuit, Joe Orduna sprints 25 yards for the game’s only touchdown. Minneapolis Star Tribune Newspapers.com

Third Quarter
NU: Joe Orduna 25 run (Bill 
    Bomberger kick) 4:45

                       MIN       NEB
First downs ........... 10        16
  Rushing .............. 2         9
  Passing .............. 8         7
  Penalty .............. 0         0
Rushing net ......... 39-3    51-231
Passing net .......... 140       135
 Comp-Att-Int ..... 9-24-1   11-21-0
Total offense ..... 63-143    72-366
Punts-Avg. ....... 10-40.0    7-31.0
Yards penalized ....... 20        10
Fumbles lost ........... 0         4

Leading NU rushers:
 Dick Davis 109; Ben Gregory 50.

Leading NU passer:
 Frank Patrick 11 of 20 - 135 yards.

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

Attendance: 65,347

1967 Nebraska-Minnesota football, Ben Gregory and Bob SteinNebraska lost four fumbles, including this one caused by Bob Stein’s hit on Ben Gregory. Minneapolis Star Tribune Newspapers.com

Coverage

Recap

Orduna’s dash, stout defense subdue Gophers

Sophomore Joe Orduna broke up a titanic defensive battle with a 25-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to give the Nebraska Cornhuskers a 7-0 win over Minnesota in the home opener.

Nebraska held the Big Ten co-champs to three yards rushing.

Memorial Stadium bulged with 65,347 fans as the teams battled furiously to a scoreless halftime rest. Both teams had serious drives blunted, and both missed field goal attempts.

But early in the third period, Frank Patrick engineered a drive from the Husker six-yard line, hitting four of five passes and getting some fine running from fullback Dick Davis.

With a first down at the Gopher 25, Orduna shot through left tackle and broke into the clear for the clinching touchdown as 4:45 flashed by in the third quarter.

Nebraska missed a golden opportunity in the fourth quarter after penetrating the Gophers’ 10 yard line. A handoff from Patrick to Ben Gregory went awry, and Minnesota pounced on the pigskin at the 7.

H’MAX NOTES: It a rough day for the placekickers. Nebraska’s Bill Bomberger missed on three field goal attempts, and Minnesota’s only scoring threat fizzled when Bob Stein missed a 33-yard try in the second quarter. … For the Huskers’ second consecutive game, there were three quarters with no scoring. … It was the Huskers’ 20th consecutive home victory.

Recap source: 1968 media guide

Game stories
Pregame & team info
1967 schedule
05/06 Reds 16, Whites 14
09/16 @ Washington W 17-7
09/30 Minnesota W 7-0
10/07 @ Kansas St. W 16-14
10/14 @ Kansas L 0-10
10/21 Colorado L 16-21
10/28 @ TCU W 29-0
11/04 Iowa St. W 12-0
11/11 Oklahoma St. W 9-0
11/18 @ Missouri L 7-10
11/23 Oklahoma L 14-21
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