Nebraska 63
Colorado 21

Oct. 25, 1975 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Colorado 7 0 14 0 21
Nebraska 21 21 21 0 63
First quarter
CU: David Williams 74 run (Tom McKenzie kick) 14:08
NU: Bobby Thomas 42 pass from Vince Ferragamo (Mike Coyle kick) 12:29
NU: John O'Leary 10 run (Coyle kick) 8:28
NU: Monte Anthony 2 run (Coyle kick) 5:43
Second quarter
NU: Tony Davis 1 run (Coyle kick) 6:41
NU: Brad Jenkins 5 pass from Ferragamo (Coyle kick) 3:31
NU: O'Leary 1 run (Coyle kick) 2:45
Third quarter
NU: Anthony 1 run (Coyle kick) 13:54
NU: Gary Higgs 2 run (Coyle kick) 12:29
NU: Dave Gillespie 14 run (Coyle kick) 9:43
CU: Williams 6 run (McKenzie kick) 8:44
CU: Jim Kelleher 3 run (McKenzie kick) 0:12

                      CU        NU
First Downs ......... 20        29
Rushing Net......... 268       350
Passing Net ........ 186       165
 Comp-Att-Int .. 13-35-2   10-16-0
Total Offense ...... 454       515
Return yards ........  0        28
Punts ............. 3-38      3-35
Fumbles-Lost........ 7-6       1-1
Penalties-Yards ... 8-73      8-70

RUSHING
CU: Williams 8-144; Kelleher 9-69; Kunz 5-24; Waddy 10-18; Austin 2-12; Gaunty 1-6; Johnson 1-2; Moorehead 1-minus-1; Koleski 1-minus-6.

NU: Gillespie 22-106; Anthony 15-69; O'Leary 7-51; Higgs 6-32; Davis 6-24; Donnell 5-20; Ferragamo 5-19; Garcia 4-15; Heiser 3-8; Luck 3-6; Brown 1-0. 

PASSING
CU: Williams 9-20-1 119; Austin 4-15-1 67.

NU: Ferragamo 8-10-0 118; Luck 2-5-0 47; O'Leary 0-1-0 0.

RECEIVING
CU: Logan 5-83; Gaunty 3-50; Moorehead 2-27; Jauier 1-17; Kunz 1-8; Waddy 1-1.

NU: Jenkins 3-22; Thomas 2-71; Malito 1-39; Mushinskie 1-13; Davis 1-10; O'Leary 1-5; Bonness 1-5.

ADDITIONAL STATS

ATTENDANCE: 76,509

NU PLAYERS OF GAME
  Offense: Vince Ferragamo
  Defense: Dave Butterfield

Coverage

Recap

Dave Gillespie rushed for 106 yards

Huskers blast bumbling Buffs

Colorado scored the first time it had the ball, but Nebraska’s offense never wilted and just kept coming to defeat the Buffaloes with surprising ease.

With only 45 seconds gone, Buff quarterback Dave Williams broke around right end for 74 yards and a touchdown. The Huskers also scored on their initial possession and scored twice more in the first quarter for a 21-7 lead. Then, capitalizing on CU mistakes, NU scored three more times before the half, stretching its lead to 42-7.

In the third quarter, the Huskers added 21 more points while CU scored two touchdowns. The fourth quarter was scoreless as NU reserves mopped up.

Pacing the Huskers were quarterback Vince Ferragamo, completing 8 of 10 passes for 118 yards and two TDs; I-back Dave Gillespie, who gained 106 yards on 22 carries; and split end Bobby Thomas, catching two passes for 71 yards and a touchdown.

The Huskers were now 7-0 and headed for Columbia to face archrival Missouri, a team NU coach Tom Osborne had never beaten.

Recap source: 1976 media guide

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1975 schedule
05/03 Reds 6, Whites 20
09/13 LSU W 10-7
09/20 Indiana W 45-0
09/27 TCU W 56-14
10/04 Miami W 31-16
10/11 Kansas W 16-0
10/18 @ Oklahoma St. W 28-20
10/25 Colorado W 63-21
11/01 @ Missouri W 30-7
11/08 @ Kansas St. W 12-0
11/15 Iowa St. W 52-0
11/22 Oklahoma L 10-35
12/26 @ Arizona St. L 14-17
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