Nebraska 42
Utah St. 6

Oct. 2, 1971 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Utah St. 0 0 6 0 6
Nebraska 14 7 14 7 42
First Quarter
NEB: Bill Olds 14 pass from Jerry Tagge (Rich Sanger kick) 5:23
NEB: Tagge 3 run (Sanger kick) 0:45
Second Quarter
NEB: Dave Mason 53 pass interception (Sanger kick) 11:15
Third Quarter
NEB: Tagge 1 run (Sanger kick) 9:07
NEB: Johnny Rodgers 36 pass from Tagge (Sanger kick) 5:55
USU: Bob Wicks 34 pass from Tony Adams (kick failed) 7:19
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Frosty Anderson 22 pass from Van Brownson (Sanger kick) 8:35

                         USU       NEB
First downs ............. 11        23
Rushes-Net yards ..... 40-80    53-230
Passing yards .......... 138       239
  Comp-Att-Int. .... 10-17-2   13-23-0
Total offense ....... 57-227    76-469
Punts ................. 8-37      3-39
Fumbles lost ............. 0         1
Yards penalized ......... 42        91

RUSHING
USU: Giles 15-70; Strycula 9-24; Hughes 6-13; Adams 10-minus-18.

NEB: Dixon 14-45; Kinney 10-40; Olds 6-30; Rodgers 2-25; Tagge 6-24, Brownson 6-24; Damkroger 3-20; Goeller 3-18; Butts 1-2; Garson 1-2; Runty 1-0.

PASSING
USU: Adams 17-10-2 138.

NEB: Tagge 17-10-0 189; Brownson 6-3-0 50.

RECEIVING
USU: Wicks 5-84; Strycula 2-28; Forzani 2-14; Anderson 1-12.

NEB: Rodgers 5-105; Kinney 2-38; Cox 2-34; Olds 2-25; Anderson 1-22; Hughes 1-15.


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ATTENDANCE: 67,421

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Recap

Huskers hand first defeat to visiting Aggies

Jerry Tagge threw two touchdown passes and Van Brownson pitched another as the Nebraska Cornhuskers ran their unbeaten string to 23 with a 42-6 win over undefeated Utah State.

With 67,421 on hand for the fourth straight home game, Tagge hit Bill Olds with a 14-yard TD strike and plunged for a touchdown himself as NU took a 14-0 first-quarter lead.

Nebraska used the air for a third TD and a 21-0 halftime lead when monster Dave Mason ran 53 yards with a pass interception.

Tagge again scored in the third period and then passed 36 yards to Johnny Rodgers as the Huskers rolled to win No. 4. Brownson wrapped up the victory with a 22-yard pass to Frosty Anderson, who made a sensational catch in the end zone.

Utah State deprived the Black Shirts of their much-sought shutout when Tony Adams tossed a 34-yard TD pass to Bob Wicks in the third quarter.

Recap source: 1971 media guide

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Pregame & team into
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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