Nebraska 37
Iowa St. 0

Nov. 6, 1971 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Iowa St. 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 10 10 7 10 37
First Quarter
NU: Rich Sanger 26 field goal, 7:37
NU: Johnny Rodgers 10 run (Sanger kick) 3:14
Second Quarter
NU: Rodgers 62 punt return (Sanger kick) 3:59
NU: Sanger 27 field goal, 0:23
Third Quarter
NU: Jerry Tagge 1 run (Sanger kick) 5:56
Fourth Quarter
NU: Sanger 39 field goal 14:56
NU: Van Brownson 1 run (Sanger kick) 7:04

                        ISU        NEB
First Downs               9         22
Rushing, net          46-65     58-304
Passing, net             40         97
  Att.-Comp.-Int.    15-4-3     19-9-1
Total offense        61-105     77-401
Return yards             18         88
Punts                  9-35       5-34
Fumbles lost              1          0
Yards penalized          30         35

RUSHING
ISU: Amundson 29-83; McDonald 10-32; Moore 3-1; Carlson 4-minus-51.

NEB: Olds 9-80; Kinney 15-69; Dixon 11-38; Brownson 3-27; Damkroger 4-23; Butts 3-20; Rodgers 2-18; Tagge 9-17; Goeller 1-12; Longwell 1-0.

PASSING
ISU: Carlson 11-4-2 40; Amundson 4-0-1 0.

NEB: Tagge 18-9-0 97; Brownson 1-0-1 0.

RECEIVING
ISU: Amundson 2-14; Harris 1-25; Richardson 1-1.

NEB: Rodgers 4-67; Kinney 3-18; Olds 2-12.


ADDITIONAL STATS


ATTENDANCE: 67,201

Coverage

Game recap

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Nebraska closed its home season by blasting Iowa State, 37-0, for the Huskers’ third Big 8 shutout.
A roaring crowd of 67,201 fans watched the Huskers win their 19th straight game and their 28th game without defeat as they boosted their Big 8 record to 5-0.

Johnny Rodgers scored two touchdowns — one a 62-yard punt return — and Rich Sanger kicked three field goals to pace the Husker offense. Defensively, the Black Shirts did it again, holding Iowa State to only 65 yards rushing and a mere 40 yards passing.

Sanger kicked field goals of 26, 27 and 39 yards, plus four PATs, to lead NU scoring with 13 points.

Rodgers got the first Husker TD with a 10-yard run in the first quarter, but it was his second-quarter punt return that broke the game open. It was one of the most colorful and dramatic runs in NU history as Rodgers cut, twisted, turned and finally blasted into the end zone.

Quarterbacks Jerry Tagge and Van Brownson also sneaked over for TDs.

Nebraska’s 19 seniors wound up their NU home careers with a Memorial Stadium record of 18-1-0 and boosted their total mark to 29-2-1.

H’MAX NOTES: Defensive end John Adkins set up NU’s first TD with the theft of a Dean Carlson pass, which he returned 19 yards to the ISU 44. … The Huskers settled for a field goal on their first drive after a Jeff Kinney TD run was nullified by a holding penalty. The drive began with a 58-yard run by fullback Bill Olds. … ISU tailback George Amundson, the Big Eight’s second-leading ground gainer, had 83 yards rushing. He also spelled Carlson briefly at quarterback.

Recap source: 1971 media guide

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1971 schedule
05/08 Reds 64, Whites 21
09/11 Oregon W 34-7
09/18 Minnesota W 35-7
09/25 Texas A&M W 34-7
10/02 Utah St. W 42-6
10/09 @ Missouri W 36-0
10/16 Kansas W 55-0
10/23 @ Oklahoma St. W 41-13
10/30 Colorado W 31-7
11/06 Iowa St. W 37-0
11/13 @ Kansas St. W 44-17
11/25 @ Oklahoma W 35-31
12/04 @ Hawaii W 45-3
01/01 Alabama W 38-6
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