Nebraska 48
Minnesota 7

Oct. 6, 1973 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Minneapolis, MN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 7 14 13 14 48
Minnesota 7 0 0 0 7
1973 Nebraska-Minnesota Brent LongwellTight end Brent Longwell makes a catch for 14 yards to the Minnesota one-yard line to set up Nebraska’s first touchdown. · Minneapolis Star Tribune · Newspapers.com
First quarter
NEB: Tony Davis 1 run (Rich Sanger kick), 9:28
MIN: Tony Dungy 10 run (Steve Goldberg kick) 2:38
Second quarter
NEB: Frosty Anderson 19 pass from Dave Humm (Sanger kick) 13:09
NEB: Anderson 67 pass from Humm (Sanger kick) 4:17
Third quarter
NEB: Anderson 32 pass from Humm (Sanger kick) 7:53
NEB: John O'Leary 6 run (kick failed) 0:36
Fourth quarter
NEB: Steve Runty 1 run (Sanger kick) 5:23
NEB: O'Leary 66 punt return (Sanger kick) 0:46 

                         NEB       MIN
First Downs ........      23        12
  Rushing ..........       8        10
  Passing ..........      12         2
  Penalty ..........       3         0
Rushing, Net .......  51-193    48-143
Passing, Net .......     252        33
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 13-24-0    5-18-2
Total Offense ......  75-445    66-176
Punts-Avg. .........  5-35.8   10-35.4
Punt Returns .......    5-88      4-26
Kickoff Returns ....    1-23     8-145
Int. Returns .......    2-14       0-0
Fumbles-Lost .......     2-1       4-1
Penalized-Yards ....    5-55      6-62

ATTENDANCE: 58,091

LEADING NU RUSHER: Tony Davis 88
LEADING NU PASSER: Dave Humm 10-19-0 204
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Dave Humm 204

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

NU OFF. PLAYER OF GAME: Frosty Anderson
NU DEF. PLAYER OF GAME: Bob Martin

Coverage

Recap

Frosty ties school record with three TD grabs

Nebraska’s first road trip of the season was a whopping success as Frosty Anderson snared three touchdown passes to lead a 48-7 rout of Minnesota.

With 58,091 fans (first Gopher sellout since 1960), including thousands of Nebraskans, looking on, the Huskers and Gophers were even at 7-7 at the quarter.

Frosty Anderson
Anderson

Then Dave Humm unlimbered his arm and sent Anderson on his record-tying spree. First Humm hit Frosty for a 19-yard TD and a permanent lead of 14-7 early in the second quarter, then he broke the Gophers’ backs with a 67-yard bomb to Anderson for a 21-7 halftime advantage.

Midway into the third quarter, Anderson tied the NU record held by Clarence Swanson and Johnny Rodgers by snaring his third TD pass, a 32-yarder from Humm.

Minnesota never recovered as the Husker defense buried all offensive efforts and Nebraska got three more touchdowns — one by Steve Runty and two by soph John O’Leary.

O’Leary made his debut a good one, scoring a six-yard touchdown run and then returning a Gopher punt 66 yards for the final score.

Anderson wound up with five receptions for 137 yards and three TDs, while Humm hit 10 of 19 passes for 204 yards.

Source: 1974 media guide

1973 Nebraska-Minnesota, Tom PateTom Pate takes down Minnesota quarterback Tony Dungy for a 10-yard loss. · The Des Moines Register · Newspapers.com

Game stories
Pregame & team info
1973 schedule
05/05 Red 35, White 25
09/08 UCLA W 40-13
09/22 N.C. State W 31-14
09/29 Wisconsin W 20-16
10/06 @ Minnesota W 48-7
10/13 @ Missouri L 12-13
10/20 Kansas W 10-9
10/27 @ Oklahoma St. L 17-17
11/03 Colorado W 28-16
11/10 Iowa St. W 31-7
11/17 @ Kansas St. W 50-21
11/23 @ Oklahoma L 0-27
01/01 Texas W 19-3
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