Nebraska 62
Missouri 0

Oct. 14, 1972 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Missouri 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 7 14 27 14 62

1972 Nebraska-Missouri football defense photo Harper and ManstedtMissouri quarterback John Cherry is bowled over by Willie Harper and Steve Manstedt. The Sedalia (Mo.) Democrat Newspapers.com

First Quarter
NU: Gary Dixon 1 run (Sanger kick) 5:16
Second Quarter
NU: Johnny Rodgers 28 pass from Dave Humm (Sanger kick) 13:19 
NU: Dixon 1 run (Sanger kick) 1:34
Third Quarter
NU: Jerry List 24 pass from Humm (Sanger kick wide) 11:21
NU: Bob Revelle 19 pass from Humm (Sanger kick) 9:08
NU: Dave Goeller 1 run (Sanger kick) 8:50
NU: Jeff Moran 1 run (Sanger kick) 3:01
Fourth Quarter
NU: Don Westbrook 28 run (Sanger kick) 13:54
NU: Steve Runty 9 run (Sanger kick) 11:10

                      MIZ       NU
First Downs ........    8       31
Rushing, Net ..... 50-124   64-215
Passing, Net .......   44      329
  Comp-Att-Int ... 2-15-1  20-29-1
Total Offense .... 65-168   93-544
Return Yards .......    2      117
Punts ............. 11-39     4-45
Fumbles-Lost .......  4-3      2-2
Penalties-Yards .... 4-35     8-80 

Attendance: 76,511 (Record)

LEADING NU RUSHERS:
 Gary Dixon 54, Steve Runty 41, Jeff Moran 34.
LEADING NU PASSERS:
 Dave Humm 15 of 22 - 267; Steve Runty, 5 of 7 - 62.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Dave Humm  - 262.

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Dave Humm.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Steve Manstedt.

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Recap

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Fears that an open date had taken the edge off Nebraska’s momentum were totally unfounded. The Cornhuskers returned to action by demolishing the Missouri Tigers, 62-0.

Another record crowd of 76,511 saw the Cornhuskers build a 21-0 halftime lead, then build a 34-0 lead in the third quarter before turning the contest over to the reserves. This same Missouri team was to overcome humiliation at Nebraska to upset Notre Dame and Colorado on the next two weekends, but against Nebraska the Tigers were completely outmanned.

Eight Huskers scored in the game, with Gary Dixon getting a pair of TDs.

Quarterback David Humm and alternate Steve Runty combined for a new Nebraska passing yardage record. Humm hit 15 of 22 for 267 yards, including TD passes to Johnny Rodgers, Bob Revelle and Jerry List (also a record), while Runty hit 5 of 7 for 62 yards. Their combined total of 329 yards set a new single-game record.

It was Nebraska’s fourth straight win and second straight shutout. Nebraska’s Black Shirts now had 17 consecutive quarters without a TD being scored against them. They held Missouri to 124 yards on the ground and 44 in the air, while Nebraska piled up 544 yards in total offense.

Recap source: 1973 media guide

Dave Goeller

Dave Goeller dives for yardage as a Tiger braces for contact. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
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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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