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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.