Nebraska 33
Colorado 15

Oct. 22, 1977 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Colorado 7 8 0 0 15
Nebraska 3 13 3 14 33
1977 Nebraska-Colorado football, Kenny Brown TDKenny Brown scores just before halftime to give Nebraska the lead. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com
First Quarter
NU: Billy Todd 42 field goal, 9:19
CU: Howard Ballage 98 kickoff return (Pete Dadiotis kick) 9:06
Second quarter
CU: James Mayberry 1 run (Jeff Knapple run) 9:55
NU: I.M. Hipp 28 run (Todd kick) 2:43
NU: Kenny Brown 22 pass from Tom Sorley (kick failed) 0:07
Third quarter
NU: Todd 36 field goal, 7:43
Fourth quarter
NU: Hipp 4 run (Todd kick) 8:15
NU: Dodie Donnell 2 run (Todd kick) 2:05

                        CU       NU
First Downs ........... 13       29
Rushing, Net ...... 46-222   68-390
Passing, Net........... 44       90
  Comp-Att-Int .... 6-17-1   5-21-2
Total Offense...... 63-266   89-480
Punts ............... 7-30     4-36
Fumbles-Lost ......... 4-3      2-1
Penalties-Yards ..... 5-45     7-83
Third-down conv. .... 3/13     7/20
Fourth-down conv. .... 0/1      3/4
Possession time .... 23:38    36:22

Attendance: 76,486

LEADING NU RUSHER: I.M. Hipp 172.
LEADING NU PASSER: Tom Sorley 3-15-1-68.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: I.M. Hipp 172.

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Stan Waldemore.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Jeff Carpenter.

Coverage

Recap
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Huskers rebound from Buffaloes’ strong start

Rebounding from the upset loss to Iowa State, the Huskers came roaring back to defeat the Colorado Buffaloes 33-15. I-back I.M. Hipp had another good day, finishing with 172 yards, his fifth straight game over the century mark.

After the Buffs jumped out to an early 15-3 lead, it looked as if they would hand the Cornhuskers their second defeat in a row, but it didn’t take Nebraska long to get going. When the Huskers hit, they hit hard with a strong defensive game in addition to Hipp’s running.

The mainstays for the Husker defense were linebackers Jeff Carpenter, the defensive captain, and junior Lee Kunz. Carpenter came off an injury to end up with 10 tackles, while Kunz had 12 tackles and one fumble recovery.

The go-ahead play for the Huskers came on a pass from Tom Sorley to wingback Kenny Brown with just 7 seconds left in the first half. Hipp had touchdown runs of 28 and 4 yards, and kicker Billy Todd added two field goals for the main Husker scoring punch.

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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