Nebraska 34
Oregon 7

Sep. 11, 1971 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Oregon 0 0 0 7 7
Nebraska 7 7 7 13 34
First Quarter
NU: Jeff Kinney 1 run (Rich Sanger kick) 1:21
Second Quarter
NU: Gary Dixon 2 run (Sanger kick) 8:55
Third Quarter
NU: Dixon 1 run (Sanger kick) 7:47
Fourth Quarter
NU: Dixon 6 run (kick failed) 14:46
NU: Randy Butts 2 run (Sanger kick) 5:18
UO: Bobby Moore 7 run (Mike Battle kick) 3:21

                       ORE        NEB
First downs             18         23
Rushes-Net yards     22-86     73-298
Passing, net           118        117
  Comp-Att-Int     13-25-3    10-13-0
Total offense       47-204     86-415
Punts               6-31.5     4-38.0
Fumbles lost             0          2
Yards penalized         49         30

RUSHING
ORE: Moore 15-53; J.Anderson 7-16; Fouts 3-9; Herd 2-6; M.Anderson 1-2; Battle 1-1.

NEB: Kinney 22-124; Dixon 16-42; Tagge 14-41; Rodgers 5-32; Olds 3-25; Damkroger 4-13; Butts 3-12; Brownson 3-9; Hughes 1-2; Goeller 1-1; Carstens 1-minus-3.

PASSING
ORE: Fouts 25-13-3 118.

NEB: Tagge 10-8-0 98; Brownson 3-2-0 19.

RECEIVING
ORE: Moore 4-21; Glass 3-48; J.Anderson 3-40; Specht 2-30; Bradley 1-15.

NEB: List 3-48; Rodgers 2-27; Longwell 2-19; Damkroger 1-9; Cox 1-8; Olds 1-2.

	
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ATTENDANCE: 67,437


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Recap

Huskers clip Ducks’ wings in season opener

Defending national champion Nebraska opened the 1971 season with a convincing 34-7 victory over Pac-8 power Oregon. It was NU’s 20th straight game without a defeat.

A crowd of 67,437 at Memorial Stadium saw the Cornhuskers shut out the Ducks until late in the fourth quarter when a fumbled punt by a Husker reserve gave Oregon a shot at seven points.

While the NU defense was halting the potent Ducks with only 86 yards rushing and 118 yards through the air, the Husker offense flashed great opening form.

I-back Jeff Kinney ran for 124 yards to completely overshadow Duck ace Bobby Moore (Ahmad Rashad) as the Cornhuskers piled up 298 yards on the ground. NU added 117 aerial yards as Jerry Tagge hit 8 of 10 passes.

All of NU’s touchdowns came from the I-backs — one by Kinney, three by junior college transfer Gary Dixon and one by Randy Butts.

NOTES: Quarterbacking the Ducks was junior Dan Fouts, a future Pro Football Hall of Famer.

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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