Nebraska 21
Missouri 7

Oct. 10, 1970
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE
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First Quarter
NEB: Jeff Kinney 12 pass from Jerry Tagge (Paul Rogers kick) 8:32
Second Quarter
MIZ: Mike Farmer 1 run (Jack Bastable kick) 14:50
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Van Brownson 1 run (Rogers kick) 12:54
NEB: Johnny Rodgers 48 punt return (Rogers kick) 4:01

                      MIZ       NU
First Downs .......... 10       16     
Rushing, Net ...... 42-87   52-217     
Passing, Net ........ 131       71  
  Att-Comp-Int ... 24-9-3   23-9-3   
Total Offense .... 66-218   75-288 
Punts-average ...... 8-46    10-43
Fumbles lost .......... 3        2
Yards penalized ...... 59       42   

MU: Mauser 15-41; Harrison 5-25; Gray 1-13; Farmer 16-8; Moore 4-6; Roper 1-(-6)

NU: Kinney 28-108; Orduna 18-76; List 1-27; Schneiss 3-21; Vactor 1-2; Tagge 1-(-2)

MU: Farmer 14-6-1 69; Roper 10-3-2 62

NU: Tagge 13-4-2 22; Brownson 10-5-1 49

MU: Walls 3-56; Gray 3-47; Henley 2-27; Harrison 1-1

NU: Kinney 3-19; Rodgers 2-23; List 2-12; Ingles 1-13; Schneiss 1-4


kinney (2K)NU BACKS OF GAME:
Joe Orduna & Jeff Kinney. Kinney netted 108 yards and one TD, Orduna 76 yards and a brilliant 41-yard run.

Ed Periard. Great job of defensive leadership. Total of 10 tackles, four unassisted.

Attendance: 67,538



Huskers break defensive deadlock in final quarter

Nebraska and Missouri staged their annual defensive battle for three quarters before the Huskers shook loose for a convincing 21-7 win.

With 67,538 fans on hand for the Big 8 opener, Van Brownson was called upon to quarterback the Huskers in the second half and he engineered a 66-yard TD drive to break a 7-7 tie in the final quarter.

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The key play in the drive was a 41-yard run by Joe Orduna. Brownson plunged the final yard with 12:54 left in the game. Johnny Rodgers put the ice bag on the Tigers with 4:01 remaining when he returned a Missouri punt 48 yards to score.

Nebraska took a first-quarter lead by marching 80 yards on its first possession. Jeff Kinney took a 12-yard pass from Jerry Tagge for the TD.

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Missouri quickly got back in the game when Lorenzo Brinkley intercepted Jerry Tagge’s pass on the first play of the second quarter and returned it 21 yards to the Nebraska 1. Mike Farmer plunged for the score on the next play.

Nebraska’s defense was great, holding Missouri to only 87 yards rushing.

H’MAX NOTES: Missouri lost tailback Joe Moore to a separated shoulder in the first quarter on a tackle by Dave Walline. … The teams combined for 11 turnovers. The costliest of Missouri’s six was a fumbled punt that set up NU’s second touchdown drive. Nebraska’s five turnovers included a lost fumble at the Mizzou 1 yard line. … The win was Nebraska’s first over Missouri since 1966. … The Tigers entered the game ranked 16th in the AP poll; NU was ranked sixth.

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1970 schedule
05/09Reds 23, Whites 3
09/12Wake ForestW 36-12
09/19@ S. CaliforniaT 21-21
09/26ArmyW 28-0
10/03@ MinnesotaW 35-10
10/10MissouriW 21-7
10/17@ KansasW 41-20
10/24Oklahoma St.W 65-31
10/31@ ColoradoW 29-13
11/07@ Iowa St.W 54-29
11/14Kansas St.W 51-13
11/21OklahomaW 28-21
01/01LSUW 17-12
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