Nebraska 37
Texas A&M 7

Sep. 16, 1972 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Texas A&M 0 0 0 7 7
Nebraska 14 7 7 9 37
First Quarter
NEB: Dave Humm 1 run (Rich Sanger kick) 8:20
NEB: Humm 1 run (Sanger kick) 0:13
Second Quarter
NEB: Maury Damkroger 1 run (Sanger kick) 4:12
Third Quarter
NEB: Jerry List 9 pass from Humm (Sanger kick) 7:26
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Sanger 54 field goal, 14:34
NEB: Ritch Bahe 12 pass from Steve Runty (Sanger kick failed) 9:03
A&M: Homer May 29 pass from Don Dean (Pat McDermott kick) 3:29

                           NU       A&M
First Downs  ........      26        13
Rushing, Net ........  62-252     37-75
Passing, Net ........     215       154
  Comp-Att-Int ...... 13-21-1   15-27-0
Total Offense .......  83-468    64-229
Return yards ........     111         1
Punts ...............    2-29      5-37
Fumbles-Lost ........     1-0       5-3
Penalties-Yards .....    2-18      2-10

Attendance: 76,042

LEADING NU RUSHER:
 Gary Dixon 62, Dave Goeller 45.
LEADING NU PASSER:
 Dave Humm 10 of 17 - 181.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER:
 Dave Humm  - 174.

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Dave Humm.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Dave Mason.

Coverage

Recap
Ritch Bahe

Ritch Bahe tries to get past an Aggie defender. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics

Huskers bounce back with win over Aggies

Stunned by UCLA the week before, Nebraska’s Cornhuskers bounced back in convincing fashion by beating Texas A&M, 37-7, before a record home crowd of 76,042.

Nebraska drove 86 yards for its first home touchdown and took advantage of an Aggie fumble for its second. Two Dave Humm TDs accounted for a 14-0 first quarter lead.

The Huskers got a second quarter tally from Maury Damkroger, added a Humm-to-Jerry List TD pass in the third quarter, then scored twice in the final period to fold up a 37-0 lead. Texas A&M scored with 3:29 left in the game against the NU reserves.

Nebraska’s defense played a big role, holding the Aggies to only 75 yards on the ground and 154 yards passing. The Huskers served notice they’d have a potent offense, piling up 468 yards — 252 rushing and 215 passing.

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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