Nebraska 7
Oklahoma St. 3

Oct. 26, 1974 • 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE
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Third quarter
NEB: Tony Davis 4 run (Mike Coyle kick) 8:44
Fourth quarter
OSU: Abby Daigle 32 field goal, 12:81

Att.: 76,476
                        OSU       NEB
First Downs ............ 14        15
Rushing, Net ....... 59-204    40-167
Passing, Net ........... 96       178
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 3-10-1    9-18-1  
Total Offense ...... 69-300    58-345
Return yards ........... 15        54
Punts-Avg ............ 6-40      5-45
Fumbles-Lost .......... 4-1       2-2
Penalties-Yards ...... 5-35      3-25

OSU: Parker 27-120; S.Taylor 6-19; Thompson 6-17; Walker 5-16; Nelms 7-14; R.Taylor 1-13; Weatherbie 7-5.

NEB: Davis 10-58; O'Leary 12-57; Anthony 8-24; Westbrook 3-17; Humm 6-10; Higgs 1-1.

OSU: Weatherbie 2-8-1 59; Hankins 1-1-0 37; Nelms 0-1-0 0.

NEB: Humm 9-18-1 178.

OSU: Thompson 1-38; Lisle 1-37; Nelms 1-21.

NEB: Westbrook 4-106; Bahe 3-54; Mushinskie 1-25; Anthony 1-minus-7.





Husker defense delivers when needed vs. Cowboys

When things were looking dire, cornerback Ardell Johnson saved Nebraska’s bacon on Homecoming Day in Lincoln.

Trailing 7-3, Oklahoma State was at the Nebraska 5-yard line, threatening to take the lead with a little over three minutes remaining. As OSU quarterback Charlie Weatherbie ran a wishbone keeper over OSU’s right side, monster back Wonder Monds laid a shoulder into him. The ball came loose, and there to pounce on it at the 1-yard line was Johnson.

Husker fans could exhale, but only briefly. After a Nebraska punt from the end zone, OSU took over at the NU 38 with 1:16 to work with. The Cowboys immediately threw deep, and once again it was Johnson coming up big, tipping the ball away from the reach of an OSU receiver inside the NU 10. Not until cornerback Jimmy Burrow picked off Weatherbie’s fourth-down heave at the 15 was this one truly over.

Thanks to the defensive effort, fullback Tony Davis’ four-yard scoring run in the third quarter was all Nebraska needed to win. The Cowboys’ only score came with 12:01 left in the game when Abby Daigle booted a 32-yard field goal.

Davis was named Nebraska’s offensive player of the game, and Johnson was the honoree on defense.

In addition to making big plays late in the game, Johnson, a senior from Chillicothe, Mo., was in on six tackles and blocked an OSU field goal attempt. Other defensive standouts for Nebraska were linebacker Tom Ruud, 18 total tackles; middle guard John Lee, 11 total tackles; and defensive end Bob Martin, 10 total tackles.

Although the Huskers kept OSU out of the end zone, Cowboy fullback George Palmer gave the Huskers fits. He gained 120 yards on 27 carries before he was injured in the fourth quarter.

Recap by HuskerMax; contains some material from the 1975 media guide.

Game stories
Lincoln Journal Star
Lyell Bremser transcript
Pregame & team info
1974 schedule
05/04Red 41, White 40
09/14OregonW 61-7
09/21@ WisconsinL 20-21
09/28NorthwesternW 49-7
10/05MinnesotaW 54-0
10/12MissouriL 10-21
10/19@ KansasW 56-0
10/26Oklahoma St.W 7-3
11/02@ ColoradoW 31-15
11/09@ Iowa St.W 23-13
11/16Kansas St.W 35-7
11/23OklahomaL 14-28
12/31FloridaW 13-10
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