Whites 20
Reds 6

May. 3, 1975 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Whites 7 7 6 0 20
Reds 0 0 0 6 6
First quarter
WHI: John O'Leary 1 run (Al Eveland kick) 12:20
Second quarter
WHI: Bill Kraft 8 pass from Randy Garcia (Eveland kick) 1:54
Third quarter
WHI: O'Leary 3 run (Eveland kick failed) 3:35
Fourth quarter
RED: Dave Gillespie 3 run (Mike Coyle kick failed) 3:00

                      WHI      RED
FIRST DOWNS .......... 16       23
  By Rushing ......... 11       16
  By Passing .......... 5        7
  By Penalty .......... 0        0
NET YARDS RUSHING ... 209      274
  Attempts  .......... 51       45
  Yards Gained ...... 209      274
  Yards Lost  ........ 50       36
NET YARDS PASSING .... 99      145
  Pass attempts ...... 17       27
  Completed ........... 8       11
  Intercepted ......... 0        2
TOTAL OFFENSE .... 68-258   72-383
PUNTS-AVERAGE ...... 7-39     3-33
FUMBLES-LOST ........ 3-1      3-3
RETURN YARDS ......... 88       75
  Interceptions .... 2-52      0-0
  Punts ............ 1-14      3-1
  Kickoffs ......... 1-22     4-74
PENALTIES-YARDS .... 5-26     4-24

Attendance: 19,429

RUSHING  Att. Gain Loss Net TD Long
O'Leary   12    50   0  50   2   11
Donnell    9    35   7  28       12
Ferragamo  1     0   9  -9         
Everett    2     4   2   2        4
Stewart    9    49   2  47       18
Zabrocki   1     9   0   9        9
Sorley     9    24  26  -2       11
Justice    5    19   4  15        9
Garcia     2     8   0   8        6
Walton     1    11   0  11       11

PASSING    Cp. Att. Int.  Yds. Long
Ferragamo   0    4    0     0     0
Sorley      2    5    0    15    22
Garcia      6    8    0    84    32

RECEIVING  No.    Yds.    TD   Long
Stewart     1      22      0     22
Donnell     1      -7      0
Kraft       2      20      1     12
Everett     1      12      0     12
O'Leary     1      32      0     32
Nitzel      1      14      0     14
Lee         1      6       0      6

PUNTING   No.   Yds.    Avg.   Long
Vanous     7     27      39      56

RETURNS      Punts   K-offs    Int.
Wightman                       1-48
Williquette                    1-4
Thomas        1-14
Lee                    1-22

RUSHING   Att Gain Loss Net TD Long
Davis       6   60    0  60      11
Luck        3   11    9   2      11
Anthony    16   79    0  79      13
Craig       3   11    0  11       7
Gillespie  10   82    0  82  1   11
Folsom      3   21    0  21       9
Burns       3    0   27 -27       
Ferragamo   1    1    0   1       1
McWhorter   1    9    0   9       9

PASSING   Cp. Att.  Int.  Yds. Long
Luck       4    7    1     56    19
Burns      6   16    1     81    23
Ferragamo  1    4    0      8     8

RECEIVING  No.    Yds.    TD   Long
Nitzel      3      38      0     19
Magsamen    1      12      0     12
Craig       1       8      0      8
McWhorter   3      27      0     12
Thomas      1      18      0     18
Folsom      2      42      0     23

PUNTING    No.   Yds.    Avg.  Long
Coyle       3     99      33     41

RETURNS      Punts   K-offs    Int.
Gillespie              3-49
Craig                  1-25
Burrows     1-(-2)
Thomas      2-1

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Recap

1975 Spring game photo Ron Nitzel cachLincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Sophomore QB Garcia helps spring an upset

Behind the quarterbacking of sophomore Randy Garcia, the White squad upset the favored Red team 20-6.

From the outset, the Red team, featuring the Huskers top players, was dominated by the underdog White squad. The opening kickoff went to the Reds’ Dave Gillespie in the end zone, where he returned it to the 24, fumbled, and the Whites recovered the ball.

Six plays later, the Whites scored when John O’Leary ran a yard up the middle for the tally.

While the White defense was holding the Huskers No. 1 offense in check, Garcia led the Whites to another score in the second quarter. That touchdown was an eight-yard pass from Garcia to split end Bill Kraft.

Garcia led the Whites to their final score early in the third quarter, driving 91 yards in 17 plays to ice the upset.

The Reds scored their only touchdown by driving 76 yards in 11 plays in the fourth quarter.

1975 Spring game Monte Anthony photoLincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

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Game & team info
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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