Nebraska 35
Minnesota 7

Sep. 18, 1971 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Minnesota 0 7 0 0 7
Nebraska 14 7 14 0 35
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First Quarter
NEB: Johnny Rodgers 28 pass from Jerry Tagge (Rich Sanger kick) 7:38
NEB: Jeff Kinney 1 run (Sanger kick) 2:16
Second Quarter
MIN: Jim Henry 6 run (Mel Anderson kick) 9:08
NEB: Kinney 2 run (Sanger kick) 0:34
Third Quarter
NEB: Rodgers 20 pass from Tagge (Sanger kick) 6:50
NEB: Rodgers 37 pass from Tagge (Sanger kick) 3:23

                        MIN        NEB
First downs ............ 21         24
Rushes-Net yards ... 46-149     48-195          
Passing, net .......... 157        226  
  Comp-Att-Int .... 17-36-2    15-25-0        
Total offense ...... 82-306     73-421
Return yardage ........ 106         69
Punts-Average ........ 7-40       7-36
Fumbles lost ............ 2          2
Yards penalized ........ 40         61
               
RUSHING
MIN: Cook 18-71; Henry 12-47; King 3-12; Curry 11-11; Morgan 1-7; Honza 1-1.

NEB: Kinney 16-79; Olds 6-54; Dixon 9-30; Tagge 7-15; Goeller 3-9; Butts 2-6; Rodgers 1-5; Carstens 1-0; Brownson 2-minus-1; Garson 1-minus-2.

PASSING
MIN: Curry 32-15-2 132; Morgan 4-2-0 25.

NEB: Tagge 21-15-0 218; Brownson 4-1-0 8.

RECEIVING
MIN: Kingsriter 5-35; Hamm 4-44; Henry 2-25; Honza 2-21; Anderson 2-17; Cook 2-15. 

NEB: Rodgers 6-126; Cox 3-32; Kinney 3-31; List 2-33; Carstens 1-8; Olds 1-minus-4.

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

ATTENDANCE: 68,187

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Coverage

Recap
Bob Terrio interception
Bob Terrio interception

Huskers pound Gophers with aerial attack

Johnny Rodgers caught three Jerry Tagge passes to propel Nebraska to a 35-7 victory over Minnesota before record crowd of 68,187 fans. The win was No. 21 without a defeat for Nebraska, and the Huskers’ seventh straight over Minnesota.

Tagge hit Rodgers with a 28-yard scoring pass to open the scoring in the first period, and a one-yard blast by Jeff Kinney made it 14-0 at the quarter.

After Minnesota pulled up 14-7 in the second quarter on Jim Henry’s six-yard run, Tagge marched the Huskers 80 yards to score just before the half. Kinney got his second TD on a two-yard plunge.

In the third quarter, Tagge hit Rodgers with strikes of 20 and 37 yards to get Johnny in the receiving book (tying Clarence Swanson’s 1921 record) and himself in the passing archives (tying Bob Churchich’s 1966 Orange Bowl mark).

Tagge’s 233 yards of total offense and Rodgers’ 126 yards in receptions were the individual highlights as No. 1 ranked Nebraska made it 2-0.

H’MAX NOTES: Police scuffled with gate-crashers at the southeast end of the stadium.

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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