Nebraska 64
TCU 10

Sep. 25, 1976
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
TCU 10 0 0 0 10
Nebraska 14 24 19 7 64
First Quarter
TCU: Ruben Ray 27 field goal, 9:36
NEB: Dave Shamblin 10 pass from Vince Ferragamo (Al Eveland kick) 6:06
TCU: Gerry Modzelewski 1 run (Ray kick) 3:22
NEB: Dave Butterfield 87 punt return (Eveland kick) 0:37
Second Quarter
NEB: Bobby Thomas 31 pass from Ferragamo (Eveland kick) 8:54
NEB: Eveland 30 field goal, 3:23
NEB: Dodie Donnell 10 pass from Ferragamo (Eveland kick) 1:36
NEB: Thomas 10 pass from Ferragamo (Eveland kick) 0:26
Third Quarter
NEB: Eveland 25 field goal, 11:15
NEB: Eveland 34 field goal, 3:27
NEB: Dale Zabrocki 5 run (Ron VanderMeer kick) 1:37
NEB: Byron Stewart 7 run (VanderMeer kick failed) 0:34
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Byron Stewart 2 run (VanderMeer kick) 10:56

                            TCU       NU
First Downs.................. 7       22
Rushing Net .............. 38-8   45-192
  Comp-Att-Int ........ 10-21-4  17-27-1
Passing Net ............... 164      231
Total Offense........... 59-172   72-433
Return yards ................ 2      135
Punts-Average ............ 7-38     3-36
Fumbles-Lost .............. 5-3      2-1
Penalties-Yards........... 8-92     7-65

Attendance: 74,981

LEADING NU RUSHERS:
 Byron Stewart 64, Rick Berns 47, Monte Anthony 34.
LEADING NU PASSERS:
 Vince Ferragamo 218.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER:
 Vince Ferragamo 217.

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Vince Ferragamo.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Dave Butterfield.

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Tony Samuel pressures TCU quarterback Jimmy Dan Elzner.

Horned Frogs buried despite strong start

After an early scare by the Horned Frogs, Nebraska took advantage of seven TCU turnovers, a strong rushing attack, and the pinpoint passing of Vince Ferragamo to roll to a 64-10 win.

As 74,981 fans viewed Nebraska’s first home game, TCU led Nebraska in the early going. A recovery of a TCU fumble of a Nebraska punt and an 87-yard punt return for a touchdown by Dave Butterfield put Nebraska ahead 14-10 at the quarter. From that point on it was all Nebraska. Ferragamo tied the school record of four touchdown passes in a single game, and he did it all in the first half as Nebraska built a 38-10 lead.

TCU managed 26 yards total offense in the second half while Nebraska scored 26 more points to make the final score 64-10.

Seventy-six players saw action for Nebraska as coach Tom Osborne gave everyone a chance to play. Byron Stewart, a fifth string I-back going into the game, led Nebraska in rushing with 64 yards on 13 carries. Ferragamo continued his pinpoint passing by hitting 15 of 23 passes for 218 yards.

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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