Missouri 34
Nebraska 24

Oct. 23, 1976 - 2:25 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Missouri 7 16 0 11 34
Nebraska 6 12 3 3 24
First Quarter
MIZ: Pete Woods 1 run (Tim Gibbons kick) 10:28
NEB: Kent Smith recovered blocked punt in end zone (kick blocked) 6:51
Second Quarter
NEB: Monte Anthony 1 run (pass failed) 12:39
MIZ: Kellen Winslow 9 pass from Woods (kick failed) 7:23
MIZ: Woods 1 run (Gibbons kick) 6:46
NEB: Vince Ferragamo 1 run (pass failed) 2:19
MIZ: Gibbons 25 field goal, 0:08
Third Quarter
NEB: Al Eveland 21 field goal, 10:10
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Eveland 20 field goal, 14:57
MIZ: Joe Stewart 98 pass from Woods (Stewart pass from Woods) 12:53
MIZ: Gibbons 34 field goal, 1:19

                          MIZ      NEB
First Downs............... 15       23
Rushing, Net...........51-207   50-223
Passing, Net............. 191      191
  Comp-Att-Int ......  6-16-0  13-22-2
Total Offense......... 67-398   72-414
Punts .................. 6-40     3-44
Fumbles-Lost ............ 2-1      5-4
Penalties-Yards ........ 5-52     2-10

Attendance: 76,051

LEADING NU RUSHERS:
  Monte Anthony 99, Dodie Donnell 90
LEADING NU PASSER:
  Vince Ferragamo 191
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER:
  Vince Ferragamo 201

MORE STATS: 1, 2

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
  Monte Anthony
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
  Mike Fultz

Coverage

Recap
Valasek and Harvey
Larry Valasek blocks a Mizzou punt in the first quarter. Kent Smith covered the ball in the end zone for Nebraska’s first touchdown.

Tigers stun Huskers with 98-yard bomb

The longest pass in Big 8 history toppled the Nebraska Cornhuskers from the undefeated ranks and dashed their hopes of a No. 1 ranking.

Leading Missouri 24-23, the Huskers kicked off to the Missouri 10 yard line. Two plays and one penalty later, the Tigers were pushed back to their own two yard line, and the Black Shirts looked certain to contain Mizzou and lead NU to their sixth victory of the year. However, Missouri quarterback Pete Woods had other plans in mind. Faking a handoff into the line, Woods passed the ball 98 yards to Joe Stewart for a touchdown. A two-point conversion made the score 31-24.

Missouri then held back a struggling Nebraska team to win 34-24.

Surprisingly, Nebraska led Missouri in total yards, 414 to 398. The Huskers amassed much of that yardage in the third quarter, as they churned out 196 yards. After covering all that ground, however, the Huskers scored only three points on the board in the third quarter, a 21-yard Al Eveland field goal.

Vince Ferragamo had an excellent day passing; he completed 13 of 22 for 191 yards.

Jim Wightman led the defense with 14 tackles.

Game stories
Pregame & team info
1976 schedule
05/01 Reds 26, Whites 29
09/11 @ LSU L 6-6
09/18 @ Indiana W 45-13
09/25 TCU W 64-10
10/02 Miami W 17-9
10/09 @ Colorado W 24-12
10/16 Kansas St. W 51-0
10/23 Missouri L 24-34
10/30 @ Kansas W 31-3
11/06 Oklahoma St. W 14-10
11/13 @ Iowa St. L 28-37
11/26 Oklahoma L 17-20
12/04 @ Hawaii W 68-3
12/31 Texas Tech W 27-24
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