Nebraska 36
Wake Forest 12

Sep. 12, 1970
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Wake Forest 3 2 0 7 12
Nebraska 14 14 8 0 36

First Quarter
WF — Tracy Lounsbury 35 field goal, 8:05
NU — Joe Orduna 5 run (Paul Rogers kick), 4:53
NU — Jeff Kinney 1 run (Rogers kick), 1:58
Second Quarter
WF — Safety, punt blocked in end zone
NU — Jerry Tagge 13 run (Rogers kick), 5:17
NU — Johnny Rodgers 61 pass from Tagge (Ingles pass from Tagge), 2:02
Third Quarter
NU — Orduna 20 run (Rogers kick), 5:06
Fourth Quarter
WF — Gary Johnson 12 pass from Jim McMahen (Lounsbury kick), 0:53

                          WF       NU
First Downs ............. 16       17       
Rushing, Net ...........  84      207       
Passing, Net ........... 138      175
 Att-Comp-Int ...... 11-17-0  10-15-0  
Total Offense .......... 222      382
Return yardage .......... 62       97
Punts ................. 8-47     5-38
Fumbles lost ............. 4        2
Yards penalized ......... 80       78

RUSHING
WF: Johnson 9-49; Hopkins 15-49; Garrett 6-11; Russell 18-(-3); McMahen 2-(-11)

NU: Kinney 11-57; Orduna 10-50; Rodgers 3-33; Schneiss 8-27; Tagge 7-22; Vactor 4-12; Olds 1-8; Carstens 1-7; Hughes 1-3; Jones 4-(-12)

PASSING
WF: Russell 6-11-0 77; McMahen 5-6-0 61
NU: Tagge 9-12-0 168; Jones 1-3-0 7

RECEIVING
WF: Bowden 5-63; Winrow 2-28; Moore 1-9; Johnson 3-38
NU: Kinney 3-42; Rodgers 2-64; Schneiss 2-(-2); Ingles 1-45; List 1-16; Orduna 1-10 


tagge (1K) NU BACK OF GAME
 Jerry Tagge: Hit 9 of 12 passes
  for 168 yards, one a 61-yarder
  for a TD. Scored on 13-yard run.

newton (2K) NU LINEMAN OF GAME
 Bob Newton: Great blocking helped
  NU run for 207 yards, pass for 168
  and score 36 points.

Attendance: 66,103

Coverage

Stats & Recap

Stung by an early field goal, Nebraska’s Cornhuskers stormed back to take a 14-3 first-quarter lead and coasted to a 36-12 victory in the 1970 opener.

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Ingles

Thanks to a Husker fumble, Wake Forest jumped in front, 3-0, before the 66,103 fans got settled in their seats. But Nebraska used a couple of long passes — Jerry Tagge to Guy Ingles for 45 yards and Tagge to Jeff Kinney for 21 yards — to set up a 14-3 lead at the quarter.

A blocked punt gave Wake Forest a safety in the second quarter before the Huskers drove 71 yards to make it 21-5 after Tagge’s 13 yard TD run.

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Rodgers

Nebraska made it a runaway just before the half when Tagge hit sophomore Johnny Rodgers with a 61-yard touchdown pass.

Joe Orduna’s 20-yard TD sprint made it 36-5 in the third quarter and Nebraska reserves took over the remainder of the game, finally yielding a Deacon touchdown in the final minute of play.

In a good tuneup for Southern California, Nebraska had opened 1970 in impressive fashion against the team that would win the Atlantic Coast title.

H’MAX NOTES: It was the first game on Nebraska’s new artificial playing surface. … The Huskers entered the game with a No. 9 preseason ranking and were expected to win handily. … It was a comeback game for Joe Orduna, who sat out 1969 with an injured knee. … Wake Forest’s safety, on a punt block by cornerback Pat McHenry, was set up by a 72-yard quick kick by the Deacons’ Gary Johnson. … The game came less than three months after former Wake Forest and Chicago Bears back Brian Piccolo died of cancer at age 26.

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