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Tagge sets record in romp over Gophers
Husker sophomore Jerry Tagge set a total offense record as Nebraska routed the Minnesota Gophers, 42-14.
Tagge hit 15 of 23 passes for 219 yards and ran for another 82 yards, giving him 301 yards total offense and snapping the old record of 264 set by John Bordogna against Iowa State in 1951 and tied by Frank Patrick against Oklahoma in 1967.
Minnesota twice led in the first half, but the Huskers battled back for a 14-14 halftime tie and then whacked the Gophers for 28 points in the final two quarters. After the Gophers went in for 7-0, Nebraska tied it at 7-7 on a 12-yard halfback pass from Jeff Kinney to Guy Ingles. The Huskers almost got another in the second quarter, but Kinney’s pass was picked off by a Gopher who ran 99 yards for a 14-7 lead. Tagge needed just four plays to even the count and he fired a 38-yard TD pass to Larry Frost for the halftime tie.
In the third period, Kinney capped a 17-yard drive with a one-yard TD plunge, and Frost took a 43-yard pass from Tagge for a 28-14 lead at the three quarter mark. Nebraska wrapped it up with a 3-play, 53-yard drive and a 24-yard TD run by Jeff Hughes in the fourth quarter.
All told, Nebraska piled up 587 yards in total offense, second best mark in Husker history.
Recap source: 1970 media guide