Nebraska 33
Colorado 10

Nov. 4, 1972 - 1:20 p.m. Central
Folsom Field | Boulder, CO | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 19 0 14 0 33
Colorado 0 10 0 0 10
1972 Nebraska-Colorado football photo, Rich GloverCU quarterback Ken Johnson gets a pass away as Rich Glover (79) applies pressure. The Lincoln Star Newspapers.com
First Quarter
NU: Dave Humm 1 run (Rich Sanger kick) 10:33
NU: Gary Dixon 1 run (Sanger kick blocked) 7:27
NU: Bill Olds 1 run (run failed) 2:57
Second Quarter
CU: Bo Matthews 18 run (Fred Lima kick) 13:35
CU: Lima 44 field goal, 1:47
Third Quarter
NU: Johnny Rodgers 2 run (Sanger kick) 10:17
NU: Rodgers 11 pass from Dave Humm (Sanger kick) 6:31

                        NU        CU
First  Downs .........  22        15
Rushing, Net ...... 50-219    45-116
Passing, Net  ........ 130        85
  Comp-Att-Int ... 11-17-1   11-29-1
Total Offense ..... 67-349    74-201
Return yards ......... 175        19
Punts ............. 4-37.3    8-41.9
Fumbles-Lost ......... 1-1       1-1
Penalties-Yards ..... 6-41      2-38

Attendance: 52,128

LEADING NU RUSHERS:
 Gary Dixon 94, Bill Olds 76.
LEADING NU PASSER:
 Dave Humm 11 of 16 - 130.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER:
 Dave Humm - 118.

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Johnny Rodgers.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Jim Branch.

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Huskers bottle up Buffs in Boulder showdown

Playing their finest game of the season, the Cornhuskers turned their Big 8 showdown into an easy 33-10 win over the fired-up Colorado Buffaloes.

With a record crowd of 52,128 and millions via ABC-national television looking on for what had been billed as a title game for a year — except for CU’s upset loss to Oklahoma State — the Huskers ripped the Buffs for 19 first-quarter points.

Colorado valiantly battled back in the second quarter to pull up, 10-19, but the Huskers settled the issue in the third quarter with a 77-yard drive after the kickoff.

Nebraska scored the first three times it got the ball — the second time after a Buff fumble at the CU 17 — for a 19-0 lead. But the Buffs refused to fold and retaliated with an 80-yard scoring drive, and kept the Huskers from generating any more threats in the first half. A 44-yard field goal just before the half and a Husker fumble got the Buffs close, and they left the field with momentum, despite the 19-10 halftime deficit.

The Cornhuskers regained the momentum early, however, taking the second half kickoff and rolling 77 yards to score. After that the Nebraska defense — led by middle guard Rich Glover and linebacker Jim Branch — completely bottled up the Buffs.

Nebraska’s final TD came after Colorado gambled at the CU 45 and Jim Branch blasted in to drop Bo Matthews for a loss. The Huskers took the ball right in for the frosting.

Recap source: 1973 media guide

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1972 schedule
05/06 Reds 19, Whites 21
09/09 @ UCLA L 17-20
09/16 Texas A&M W 37-7
09/23 @ Army W 77-7
09/30 Minnesota W 49-0
10/14 Missouri W 62-0
10/21 @ Kansas W 56-0
10/28 Oklahoma St. W 34-0
11/04 @ Colorado W 33-10
11/11 @ Iowa St. L 23-23
11/18 Kansas St. W 59-7
11/23 Oklahoma L 14-17
01/01 Notre Dame W 40-6
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