Dave Butterfield returns a punt 33 yards.

Nebraska 10
LSU 7

Sep. 13, 1975 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
LSU 0 0 7 0 7
Nebraska 0 7 3 0 10
Second quarter
NEB: Bobby Thomas 5 pass from Terry Luck
    (Mike Coyle kick) 1:24
Third quarter
NEB: Coyle 37 field goal, 5:23
LSU: Pat Lyons 10 run
    (Bobby Moreau kick) 0:49

                     LSU      NEB
First downs .......... 9       15
Rushing net ..... 41-119   57-138
Passing, net ........ 78       81
  Comp-Att-Int .. 8-12-0   9-21-0
Total offense ... 53-197   78-219
Punts ............. 9-43     8-39
Fumbles-Lost........ 5-4      3-1
Penalties-Yards .... 3-1     5-52

RUSHING
LSU: Robiskie 18-43; Trimble 2-33;
 Lyons 4-20; Moreau 2-12; Dow 1-8;
 Francis 6-5; Alexander 8-(-2)
NEB: Davis 16-76; Anthony 9-28;
 O'Leary 5-25; Gillespie 11-19;
 Craig 6-16; Luck 10-(-26)

PASSING
LSU: Lyons 7-11-0-59; Moreau 1-1-0 19
NEB: Luck 8-20-0 81; O'Leary 0-1-0 0

RECEIVING
LSU: Dow 2-29; Robiskie 2-(-1);
 Lane 1-19; Dunphy 1-14; Hemphill 1-12;
 Francis 1-5 
NEB: Thomas 4-45; Malito 2-16;
 Mushinskie 1-10; Craig 1-10

ADDITIONAL STATS

ATTENDANCE: 76,259

NU PLAYERS OF GAME
  Offense: Tony Davis
  Defense: Mike Fultz

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Recap
Monte Anthony carries
Monte Anthony carries the ball

Short-handed Huskers win defensive battle

Nebraska opened the 1975 season without a number of key players, but the Huskers pulled out a 10-7 victory over stubborn Louisiana State.

NU got on the board first with a pass from Terry Luck to Bobby Thomas, a five-yard flip late in the first half. Mike Coyle’s 37-yard field goal gave Nebraska a 10-0 lead with 5:23 left in the third quarter. LSU stormed back to score just before the quarter ended, and then the two defensive units staged a fourth-quarter standoff.

The Huskers went into battle without All America Rik Bonness (injury) and four players ruled ineligible for the game by the NCAA – Jimmy Burrow, Ray Phillips, Vince Ferragamo and Dean Gissler. It was also the first time all members of the Cornhusker squad were unable to suit up, thanks to a new NCAA rule limiting the squad to 60 in suit.

While it wasn’t a high-scoring affair, Nebraska – with a new quarterback, a rebuilt defense and an offensive line that had never started a game together – proved it could win a close one, and 1975 opened on a victorious note.

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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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