Nebraska 21
Missouri 10

Nov. 5, 1977 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Faurot Field | Columbia, MO
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 9 0 6 6 21
Missouri 0 10 0 0 10
Dodie Donnell

Fullback Dodie Donnell picks up yardage for the Huskers. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
First Quarter
NU: Billy Todd 37 field goal, 5:18
NU: Richard Berns 1 run (kick failed) 2:37
Second quarter
MU: Jeff Brockhaus 35 field goal, 13:08
MU: Annise Davis 7 run (Brockhaus kick) 7:37
Third quarter
NU: Todd 27 field goal, 5:11
NU: Todd 42 field goal, 0:43
Fourth quarter
NU: Berns 1 run (Todd kick failed) 7:11

                             NU       MU
First Downs .................20       18
Rushing, Net.............62-204   49-150
Passing, Net................152      158
  Comp-Att-Int ......... 9-21-1  13-26-2
Total Offense............83-356   75-308
Return yards ............... 57        6
Punts .................... 3-39     7-27
Fumbles-Lost .............. 4-3      2-1
Penalties-Yards .......... 4-48     3-32
Possession time ......... 30:03    29:57
Third-down conv. ......... 5/17     5/15

Attendance: 67,261

LEADING NU RUSHER: Richard Berns 81.
LEADING NU PASSER: Randy Garcia 4-14-1-97.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Randy Garcia 104.

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Richard Berns.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Oudious Lee.

Coverage

Recap

Huskers tame Tigers’ offense for road win

In another tough Big 8 contest, the Cornhuskers traveled to Columbia to play the Missouri Tigers. The big job for the Husker defense was to stop the Tigers’ outstanding passer, Pete Woods. And stop him they did, holding the Missouri star under his game average and beating the Tigers 21-10.

Nebraska was led by the rushing of junior I-back Richard Berns and the defensive play of monster back Jim Pillen and linebacker Jeff Carpenter.

Berns had 81 yards and two touchdowns to head the Husker offense. In addition, Billy Todd kicked three field goals of 37, 27, and 42 yards.

The Huskers’ problems came inside the 20 yard line as they were plagued with fumbles and other turnovers.

The big story was the play of the entire Nebraska defensive unit as they continually stopped the Tiger offense, allowing only 10 points.

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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