Nebraska 52
Colorado 14

Oct. 21, 1978 - 2:35 p.m. Central
Folsom Field | Boulder, CO
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 3 11 17 21 52
Colorado 14 0 0 0 14
First Quarter
NU: Billy Todd 27 field goal, 4:31
CU: Howard Ballage 100 kickoff return (Pete Dadiotis kick) 4:20
CU: James Mayberry 2 run (Dadiotis kick) 2:25
Second Quarter
NU: Todd 24 field goal, 13:25
NU: Rick Berns 5 run (Junior Miller pass from Tom Sorley) 6:57
Third Quarter
NU: Berns 10 run (Todd kick) 11:53
NU: Todd 45 field goal, 7:29
Fourth Quarter
NU: Junior Miller 42 pass from Sorley (Todd kick) 13:16
NU: Craig Johnson 33 run (Dean Sukup kick) 0:58

                         NU        CU
First Downs .............31         9
Rushing Net ........ 70-463    49-119
Passing Net ............178        66
  Comp-Att-Int .... 12-18-1    4-13-3
Total Offense .......88-641    62-185
Punts .................2-45      8-47
Fumbles-Lost .......... 3-3       6-2
Penalties-Yards ...... 3-25      8-70

RUSHING
NU: Berns 17-132, Hipp 18-92, Wurth 7-69, Johnson 7-65, Brown 4-47, Franklin 7-25, Quinn 1-16, McCloney 1-13, Kotera 1-3, Sorley 6-3, Hager 1-minus-2.

CU: Mayberry 13-38, Solomon 15-37, Green 5-19, Hornberger 4-8, Davis 9-8, Ford 2-7, Humble 1-2.

PASSING
NU: Sorley 11-17-1 178, Hager 0-1-0 0.
CU: Davis 2-3-2 50, Solomon 2-10-2 16.

RECEIVING
NU: Miller 3-54, Smith 3-41, Brown 2-43, Lockett 1-16, Hipp 1-13, Berns 1-11.

CU: Solomon 1-34, Howard 1-16, Ballage 1-8, Hornberger 1-8.

ADDITIONAL STATS

ATTENDANCE: 53,262

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Rick Berns

NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Lee Kunz, 11 tackles

Coverage

Recap

1978 Nebraska-Colorado photo SorleyJohn Havekost provides protection as Tom Sorley gets a pass away. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Huskers erase early deficit, bury Buffs

Both the offensive and defensive units played superbly as the Huskers continued their domination over Colorado, 52-14.

The host Buffaloes jumped to an early 14-3 lead on a 100-yard Howard Ballage kickoff return and a two-yard James Mayberry run.

But from there, it was all Nebraska. Two field goals by Billy Todd, two touchdowns by Rick Berns and four other scores accounted 49 unanswered points for Nebraska.

The Nebraska Blackshirts held the Buffs to 185 total yards and intercepted three passes. Linebackers Lee Kunz and Bruce Dunning led the Huskers with 11 and nine tackles, respectively.

The offense tallied 641 total yards, 463 coming on the ground. Berns paced the Husker backfield with 132 yards and two touchdowns. I.M. Hipp added 92 yards and one touchdown while quarterback Tom Sorley completed 11 passes for 178 yards.

Todd kicked field goals of 27, 24 and 45 yards and added three extra points to lead the Husker scoring attack as Nebraska defeated the Buffaloes for the 11th consecutive time.

Game stories
Pregame & team info
1978 schedule
04/29 White 14, Red 13
09/02 @ Alabama L 3-20
09/09 Cal W 36-26
09/16 Hawaii W 56-10
09/30 @ Indiana W 69-17
10/07 @ Iowa St. W 23-0
10/14 Kansas St. W 48-14
10/21 @ Colorado W 52-14
10/28 Oklahoma St. W 22-14
11/04 @ Kansas W 63-21
11/11 Oklahoma W 17-14
11/18 Missouri L 31-35
01/01 Oklahoma L 24-31
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