Iowa St. 23
Nebraska 23

Nov. 11, 1972 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Cyclone Stadium | Ames, IA
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 6 0 10 23
Iowa St. 0 10 7 6 23
1972 Nebraska-Iowa State photos, Dave Mason and Mike StrachanDave Mason stops Mike Strachan after an ISU gain. The Lincoln Star Newspapers.com
First Quarter
NEB: Dave Humm 3 run (Rich Sanger kick) 1:54
Second Quarter
ISU: Keith Krepfle 8 pass from George Amundson
    (Tom Goedjen kick) 12:42
ISU: Goedjen 46 field goal, 6:27
NEB: Johnny Rodgers 4 pass from Humm (kick failed) 0:08
Third Quarter
ISU: Krepfle 33 pass from Amundson (Goedjen kick) 5:52
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Rodgers 35 pass from Humm (Sanger kick) 8:08
NEB: Sanger 37 field goal, 1:03
ISU: Willie Jones 24 pass from Amundson (kick failed) 0:23

                       NEB         ISU
First Downs ........... 23          18
Rushing, Net ...... 48-121      45-123
Passing, Net  ........ 246         235
  Comp-Att-Int ... 23-42-2     15-33-3
Total Offense ..... 90-367      78-358
Punts-Avg. .......... 8-37        6-35
Fumbles-Lost ......... 6-6         1-1
Penalties-Yards ..... 6-47        4-57

Attendance: 36,231

LEADING NU RUSHERS:
 Gary Dixon 48, Bill Olds 41.
LEADING NU PASSER:
 Dave Humm 23 of 42 - 246.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Dave Humm - 199.

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Johnny Rodgers.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Monte Johnson.

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS
Bob Devaney, John Pitts

The tie meant Bob Devaney’s 100th win at Nebraska would have to wait another week.

Coverage

Recap
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Huskers
cough up
chance for
third title

Nebraska’s hopes for a third straight national title were dashed and Husker plans for at least a tie for the Big 8 title were given a frustrating jolt by the Iowa State Cyclones, who battled furiously for a 23-23 tie. And the Cyclones blew the extra point with 23 seconds left in the game or they could have hung loss No. 2 on the Huskers.

It was Nebraska’s poorest showing of the season as the Huskers lost six fumbles and had two interceptions on the muddy turf of Clyde Williams Field. The fired-up Cyclones capitalized on Husker miscues and refused to fold even when Nebraska took a 23-17 lead with 1:03 left in the game.

George Amundson passed the Cyclones the length of the field, then with 23 seconds left hit Willie Jones in the end zone for the tying touchdown. However, Tom Goedjen missed the extra point under a heavy Husker rush.

Nebraska used a pass interception by Steve Manstedt and six plays to take a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but Amundson countered with an 8-yard TD strike to Keith Krepfle in the second quarter to tie the score. Iowa State then took a 10-7 read with a 46-yard Goedjen field goal, before Nebraska drove 80 yards to go ahead, 13-10, at halftime.

Amundson hit his second TD pass in the third quarter to give Iowa State a 17-13 bulge, but the Huskers countered with a Joe Blahak interception and rolled 89 yards to score on a 35-yard bomb from Dave Humm to Johnny Rodgers. With 1:03 left, Rich Sanger kicked a 37-yard field goal, and it looked like victory and a Big 8 title were clinched.

But the stubborn Cyclones battled back for a stunning tie, triggering a wild celebration by the record throng of 36,231.

Recap source: 1973 media guide

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Pregame & team info
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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