Nebraska 31
Baylor 10

Sep. 24, 1977 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Baylor 3 0 7 0 10
Nebraska 10 13 0 8 31
First Quarter
NU: Billy Todd 22 field goal, 8:24
NU: Larry Young recovered blocked punt in end zone (Todd kick) 6:31
BU: Robert Bledsoe 42 field goal, 3:19
Second quarter
NU: I.M. Hipp 14 run (Todd kick) 6:28
NU: Curtis Craig 22 run (Todd kick failed) 1:33
Third quarter
BU: David Seaborn 5 pass from Sammy Bickham (Bledsoe kick) 6:36
Fourth quarter
NU: Ken Spaeth 1 pass from Randy Garcia (Garcia pass to Craig) 14:57

                        BU       NU
First Downs............. 9       19
Rushing Net......... 35-77   66-300
Passing Net .......... 105      114
  Comp-Att-Int .... 9-27-2   8-18-0
Total Offense...... 62-182   84-414
Return Yards .......... 44       36
Punts-Avg. .......... 9-39     8-43
Fumbles-Lost ......... 2-1      5-2
Penalties-Yards ..... 2-21     7-55

Attendance: 76,231

LEADING NU RUSHERS 
I.M. Hipp 122, Curtis Craig 51.

LEADING NU PASSERS
 Randy Garcia 3-10-0 for 48 yards;
 Tom Sorley 4-7-0 for 41 yards.

NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER
  I.M. Hipp 122 yards.

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: I.M. Hipp.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Lee Kunz.

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Recap

Hipp helps Huskers roll past Bears

With Rick Berns sidelined by injury, the Huskers turned sophomore I.M. Hipp loose and the result was an impressive 31-10 win over Baylor.

Hipp took over in the first quarter after Berns — who had logged four straight 100-yard-plus games — went down with a hip-pointer. The Chapin, S.C., walk-on proceeded to rush for 122 yards, including a 14-yard TD run.

Nebraska followed an early Billy Todd field goal with a dramatic blocked punt to grab a 10-0 lead with 8:24 left in the first quarter. Randy Rick blocked the punt and Larry Young fell on the ball in the end zone.

Hipp’s TD jaunt and a 22-yard reverse gallop for a touchdown by Curtis Craig in the second quarter gave the Huskers a comfortable 23-3 lead at halftime.

Baylor took advantage of a fumbled punt to add a third-quarter touchdown, but the Huskers drove 80 yards and scored on a fourth-quarter pass from Randy Garcia to Ken Spaeth to nail down their second win of the season.

Recap source: 1978 media guide

Game stories
Pregame & team info
1977 schedule
04/30 Reds 23, Whites 21
09/10 Washington St. L 10-19
09/17 Alabama W 31-24
09/24 Baylor W 31-10
10/01 Indiana W 31-13
10/08 @ Kansas St. W 26-9
10/15 Iowa St. L 21-24
10/22 Colorado W 33-15
10/29 @ Oklahoma St. W 31-14
11/05 @ Missouri W 21-10
11/12 Kansas W 52-7
11/25 @ Oklahoma L 7-38
12/19 North Carolina W 21-17
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