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
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