Huskers swamp Tide for title
The national championship showdown between No. 1 Nebraska and No. 2 Alabama barely got started before the powerful Cornhuskers erased all doubt.Nebraska led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter and 28-0 at halftime, en route to a 38-6 thrashing of the Crimson Tide.
Taking advantage of a Tide error, NU marched 47 yards in five plays for a 6-0 lead with 12:59 gone in the game. On the last play of the first quarter, Johnny Rodgers recorded another of his sensational punt returns, this time for 77 yards and a 14-0 lead.
Alabama fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and NU had to march only 27 yards to make it 21-0 with 2:17 gone in the second period.
Read more of the official recap here.
• Omaha World-Herald
• Lincoln Journal Star: 1, 2, 3
• Associated Press
• Scoring summary
• Gadsden Times: 1–2
• Tuscaloosa News
• Toledo Blade: 1–2
• Sports Illustrated: 1, 2
• Bolding Sports Research
• Video: Full game & highlights
• Program cover
• Pregame: 1–2, 3
• Season retrospective
1971 ALABAMA RESULTS
Jerry List & Mike Beran give Bob Devaney a championship ride.