Red 35
White 25

May. 5, 1973 • 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
White 0 13 6 6 25
Red 7 14 7 7 35
First Quarter
RED: Ralph Powell 1 run (Al Eveland kick) 11:59
Second Quarter
WHI: Wonder Monds 91 interception return
    (Roberto Inesta kick) 14:16
WHI: Glen Ray 1 run (Mike Houser kick) 8:28
RED: Tony Davis 1 run (Eveland kick) 5:12
RED: Dave Goeller 10 run (Eveland kick) 1:29
Third Quarter
RED: Davis 7 run (Mike Coyle kick) 12:44
WHI: John O'Leary 3 run (pass failed) 7:40
Fourth Quarter
RED: Davis 3 run (Coyle kick) 14:08
WHI: Don Westbrook 46 run (run failed) 12:06

Attendance: 18,803 (record)

                           WHI       RED
FIRST DOWNS ............... 20        33
 Rushing .................. 11        19
 Passing ................... 6        12
 Penalty ................... 3         2
NET YARDS RUSHING ........ 240       265
 Attempts ................. 46        66
 Yards Gained ............ 248       325
 Yards Lost ................ 8        60
NET YARDS PASSING ......... 94       239
 Comp-Att-Int......... 17-30-1   18-28-2
TOTAL OFFENSE ......... 76-334    94-504
INT. RETURN YDS ........... 91         0
PUNTS-AVERAGE ........... 4-39     3-125
PUNT RETURNS-YDS ........ 3-26       3-4
KICKOFF RETURNS-YDS ..... 4-79      4-80
PENALIZED-YARDS ......... 3-25      4-55
FUMBLES-LOST ............. 4-2       3-3

RUSHING Att  +   –  Net  TD Lng
Davis 17 89 0 89 3 11
Powell 10 60 0 60 1 13
Humm 2 14 0 14 0 9
Goeller 6 32 0 32 1 12
Bahe 6 32 0 32 0 9
Everett 12 48 46 2 0 25
Andracchi 7 25 0 25 0 9
Runty 3 14 7 7 0 7
Belka 1 3 0 3 0 3
Copple 1 0 7 -7 0
PASSING Cmp Att Int Yds Lng
Humm 11 15 2 155 28
Runty 4 7 0 48 19
Everett 2 5 0 31 16
Copple 1 1 0 5 5
RECEIVING No. Yds  TD Lng
F. Anderson 7 85 0 19
Bahe 3 54 0 28
Davis 2 26 0 20
Revelle 1 23 0 23
Powell 1 3 0 3
Longwell 1 12 0 12
Adkins 1 16 0 16
Belka 1 5 0 5
Hill 1 15 0 15
RETURNS Punt KO  Int
Borg 2-4
Bahe 1-0  2-47
Davis 2-33
Butterfield  1-0
RUSHING Att  +   –  Net  TD Lng
O’Leary 16 79 1 78 1 13
O’Holleran 7 32 0 32 0 17
Westbrook 5 80 3 77 1 46
Burns 8 35 0 35 0 13
Runty 1 2 0 2 0 2
Ray 6 16 2 14 1 8
Humm 1 0 2 -2 0 0
Lemerond 2 4 0 4 0 3
PASSING Cmp Att Int Yds Lng
Runty 7 11 1 31 10
Humm 2 4 0 9 6
Ray 6 12 0 45 12
Lemerond 1 2 0 10 10
Lessman 1 1 0 -1
RECEIVING No. Yds  TD Lng
Shamblin 8 53 0 12
O’Holleran 3 11 0 8
Lackovic 2 5 0 6
Panneton 1 12 0 12
Burns 1 -1 0
Westbrook 1 4 0 4
Pumphrey 1 10 0 10
RETURNS Punt KO  Int
O’Leary 3-26 3-58
Westbrook 1-21
Monds 1-91
Fischer 1-0

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Recap

1973 Nebraska spring game Tony DavisI-back Tony Davis gathers in a pass as Randy Lessman defends. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Huskers show balance in Osborne’s first spring game

A record 18,803 fans got their first look at a Tom Osborne-coached Nebraska team in the annual spring game, and that first look was a good one.

The first-team Reds rolled up 265 yards rushing (a record) and 239 passing to demonstrate a balanced attack in taking a 35-25 win over the Whites. The second-team White offense had a respectable 240 yards rushing but was limited to 94 air yards.

Three team records were broken besides the Reds’ rushing total: The Reds’ 33 first downs, the 53 first downs by both teams, and the 505 yards rushing by both teams.

Three new individual records were also set: Sophomore Tony Davis’ 18 points on three touchdowns broke the old mark he shared with six others, sophomore Dave Shamblin caught eight passes to break the old mark of six set by Rex Lowe in 1968, and junior Wonder Monds returned an interception a record 91 yards for a TD.

Davis was the leading rusher for the second straight year as he picked up 89 yards on 17 carries. He led all rushers in the 1972 game with 67 yards but tore up a knee just before fall practice and sat out a year.

All-America quarterback candidate Dave Humm had a super day despite his reverse bomb to Monds. The Las Vegas lefty completed 13 of 19 passes for 164 yards playing a half for each team.

Source: 1974 media guide

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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