Nebraska 49
Minnesota 0

Sep. 30, 1972 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 7 21 14 7 49
First Quarter
NU: Gary Dixon 4 run (Sanger kick) 11:44
Second Quarter
NU: Dixon 2 run (Sanger kick) 12:48
NU: Dave Goeller 8 pass from Dave Humm (Sanger kick) 7:00
NU: Dixon 6 run (Sanger kick) 2:58
Third Quarter
NU: Johnny Rodgers 64 punt return  (Sanger kick) 10:30 
NU: Rodgers 2 run (Sanger kick) 6:21
Fourth Quarter
NU: Jeff Moran 4 run (Sanger kick) 14:16

                      MIN      NEB
First Downs ......      7       30
Rushing, Net .....  46-93   62-293
Passing,  Net  ...     51      249
  Comp-Att-Int ... 3-13-0  13-23-2 
Total Offense .... 59-144   85-542
Return yards .....     28      139
Punts-Avg. .......  10-39     3-45
Fumbles-Lost .....    2-1      2-0
Penalties-Yds ....   4-53     5-55

Attendance: 76,217

RUSHING
MIN: Morgan 24-35, King 10-28, Clare 9-24, Lawing 3-6.

NEB: Dixon 12-53, Damkroger 6-39, Rodgers 7-33, Olds 4-32, Goeller 5-31, Runty 5-30, Westbrook 5-21, Davis 5-21, Powell 5-12, Moran 5-11, Bahe 2-5, Garson 1-5.

PASSING
MIN: Morgan 3-11-0 51; Lawing 0-2-0 0.
NEB: Humm 11-21-2 192; Runty 2-2-0 57.

RECEIVING
MIN: Fahnhorst 2-36, Kingsriter 1-15.
NEB: Rodgers 7-127, F.Anderson 3-92, Damkroger 1-15, Goeller 1-8, Revelle 1-7.
NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Johnny Rodgers
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Rich Glover

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Recap

Rodgers dazzles as Huskers bury Golden Gophers

Fired by an awesome offensive attack and a ferocious defense, Nebraska blasted Minnesota, 49-0, before a record crowd of 76,217 fans.

The Huskers piled up 542 yards, 293 rushing and 249 passing, while the Black Shirts held the Gophers to 51 yards passing and 93 yards rushing.

Gary Dixon led the NU scoring attack with three touchdowns, while Johnny Rodgers put on a sensational show of versatility. Johnny R ran for 33 yards, caught seven passes for 127 yards, returned five punts for 104 yards – one was a 64-yard TD – and one kickoff return for 26 yards, giving him 290 yards for the day.

Dave Humm hit 11 passes in 21 attempts for 192 yards and one TD.

It was Nebraska’s third straight win after the opening loss to UCLA and the first shutout in nine games – but it wouldn’t be the last.

Recap source: 1973 media guide

John Dutton

Nebraska defensive end John Hyland goes high to disrupt the pass attempt of Minnesota’s Bob Morgan. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
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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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