Nebraska 41
Oklahoma St. 13

Oct. 23, 1971 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Lewis Field | Stillwater, OK
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 14 13 7 41
Oklahoma St. 0 0 0 13 13

Dave Mason interception, 1971 Nebraska-Oklahoma StateDave Mason beats Dick Graham to the ball. Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

First Quarter
NEB: Jeff Kinney 25 run (Rich Sanger kick) 1:33
Second Quarter
NEB: Dave Mason 28 pass interception (Sanger kick) 10:47 
NEB: Jerry List 42 pass from Jerry Tagge (Sanger kick) 6:30
Third Quarter
NEB: Kinney 12 run (Sanger kick failed) 9:25
NEB: Johnny Rodgers 6 pass from Tagge (Sanger kick) 3:45
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Rodgers 92 punt return (Sanger kick) 14:09
OSU: Bill Heilman 1 run (Matt Clapp kick) 1:52
OSU: Steve Elliott 21 run (Clapp kick failed) 1:16

                       NEB        OSU 
First Downs             22         13
Rushing, Net        51-205     43-100
Passing, Net           161        109
  Att.-Comp.-Int   24-13-0    29-11-4
Total Offense       64-366     54-209
Punts-Average         7-43      10-49
Fumbles lost             2          1
Yards penalized         68        118

RUSHING
NU: Kinney 14-73; Dixon 14-62; Rodgers 3-29; Hughes 2-18; List 2-17; Goeller 2-9; Brownson 2-3; Olds 3-2; Damkroger 2-0; Tagge 7-minus-8.

OSU: Heilman 12-45; Elliott 5-23; Cole 11-19; Vann 4-15; Woods 2-3; Pounds 9-minus-5.

PASSING
NU: Tagge 22-13-0 161; Brownson 2-0-0 0.

OSU: Pounds 26-11-3 109; Robichaux 3-0-1 0.

RECEIVING
NU: List 3-67; Cox 4-40; Rodgers 3-33; Garson 1-22; Kinney 2-minus-1.

OSU: Graham 6-73; Vann 2-12; Pettes 1-11; Elliott 1-9; Cole 1-4.

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ATTENDANCE: 37,000

Coverage

Recap

Huskers roll past ‘Pokes

Nebraska’s defense completely bottled up the Oklahoma State Cowboys as the Cornhuskers raced to a 41-13 win before another sellout crowd of 37,000.

It was Nebraska’s 26th game without a defeat, 17th win in a row and third straight Big 8 win.

The Black Shirts shut out the Cowboys for three and a half quarters, but the Husker reserves gave up two TDs late in the game.

While the Big Red defense throttled the Cowboys, Nebraska’s defense ripped OSU for a comfortable lead. Jeff Kinney got NU rolling with a 25-yard TD run in the first quarter, and Dave Mason made it 14-0 with a 28-yard interception return tally. Jerry Tagge fired a 42-yard TD pass to Jerry List for a 21-0 halftime lead.

Another Kinney run and a Tagge-to-Johnny Rodgers pass made it 34-0, after three quarters. Rodgers provided the big thrill of the day with a 92-yard record-breaking punt return to open the fourth quarter before NU’s reserves took over.

H’MAX NOTES: OSU scored all its points in the final two minutes, with a successful onside kick giving the Cowboys two consecutive possessions. … Oklahoma State quarterback Brent Blackman, the team’s leading scorer and ground-gainer, missed the game after undergoing an emergency appendectomy. Senior Tony Pounds took his place.

Recap source: 1971 media guide

1971 Nebraska-Oklahoma State, KinneyJeff Kinney charges for 25 yards. · Austin American · Newspapers.com

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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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