Huskers’ fast start grounds Gophers
Nebraska scored 21 points in the first quarter and coasted to a 35-10 win over Minnesota of the Big Ten.
A crowd of 52,287 watched the powerful Cornhuskers score on seven touchdown drives and pile up over 400 yards of offense.
Johnny Rodgers got the Huskers rolling with a six-yard run in the first quarter to cap a 77-yard drive, but Ernie Cook’s 45-yard run pulled Minnesota even, 7-7, with 7:51 gone in the quarter.
Nebraska stormed back to march 80 yards in 11 plays, with Jeff Kinney going the last two yards, to retake the lead, and the Huskers made it 21-7 at the quarter when Guy Ingles took a 14-yard pass from Joe Orduna.
The Huskers drove 60 yards in 10 plays to score in the second quarter and marched 59 yards in 16 plays for a fourth-quarter score.
It was Nebraska’s sixth straight win over Minnesota and ran Bob Devaney’s mastery over the Big Ten to 9-0.
H’MAX NOTES: Nebraska’s three TDs in the first quarter came against a 23-mph wind. … The Huskers’ third touchdown drive was set up by Joe Blahak’s recovery of a fumbled kickoff by Minnesota on the Gophers’ 34.