Nebraska 69
Indiana 17

Sep. 30, 1978 - 12:30 p.m. Central
Bloomington, IN | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 28 7 14 20 69
Indiana 0 10 0 7 17
First Quarter
NEB: I.M. Hipp 9 run (Billy Todd kick) 11:14
NEB: Hipp 6 run (Todd kick) 7:48
NEB: Tim Wurth 2 run (Todd kick) 4:23
NEB: Hipp 8 run (Todd kick) 2:27
Second Quarter
IND: Mike Friede 24 pass from Scott Arnett
    (David Freud kick) 11:32
IND: Freud 35 field goal, 10:00
NEB: Rick Berns 1 run (Todd kick) 3:18
Third Quarter
NEB: Hipp 9 run (Todd kick) 12:54
NEB: Frank Lockett 65 pass from Tom Sorley (Todd kick) 6:41
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Bruce Dunning recovered blocked punt
     in end zone (kick failed) 14:06
NEB: Wurth 37 run (Dean Sukup kick) 12:56
NEB: Jim Kotera 2 run (Sukup kick) 0:34
IND: Mark Fishel 19 pass from Tim Clifford (Freud kick) 0:03
 
                        NEB        IND
First Downs............. 32         12
Rushing Net..........65-418     55-120
Passing Net ........... 198        156
  Comp-Att-Int .... 10-17-0     8-23-2
Total Offense....... 75-613     63-276
Punts-Avg. ......... 4-37.0    10-30.4
Fumbles-Lost .......... 4-4        4-2
Penalized-Yards ...... 9-95       3-45

RUSHING
NEB: Hipp 21-123, Wurth 8-95, Franklin 7-61, Quinn 7-52, Berns 7-22, Johnson 4-21, Kotera 4-13, McCloney 2-11, Brown 1-8, Sorley 3-6, Bager 1-3.

IND: Harkrader 14-37, Darring 13-31, Burnett 9-23, Bowers 5-17, Johnson 4-10, Fishel 1-8, Clifford 1-mimus-1, Arnett 3-minus-5.

PASSING
NEB: Sorley 8-13-0 168, Hager 2-4-0 30.

IND: Arnett 5-11-0 84, Clifford 1-12-2 72.

RECEIVING
NEB: Brown 4-87, Miller 4-77, Lockett 1-27, Hipp 1-7.

IND: Lundy 2-86, Fishel 2-22, Bowers 2-16, Friede 1-24, Johnson 1-8.

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME
I.M. Hipp

NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME
Lee Kunz: 16 tackles, 11 unassisted.

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ATTENDANCE: 42,738

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1978 Nebraska-Indiana, Kenny BrownNebraska’s Kenny Brown comes down with a 36-yard reception. · St. Louis Post-Dispatch · Newspapers.com

Hipp, Huskers run over Hoosers

Indiana was no match for the Nebraska Cornhuskers as NU beat the Hoosiers 69-17. Nebraska gained 613 yards in total offense as the Huskers raised their record to 3-1.

A regional ABC-TV audience and 42,738 watching in the rain at Bloomington, watched as the Huskers scored touchdowns the first four times they had the football. I.M. Hipp, who gained national prominence against Indiana in 1977, scored the first two touchdowns for Nebraska. The NU I-back raced in from nine yards for the first score and in from six, four minutes later.

The game was decided before the first quarter ended with the Huskers holding a demanding 28-0 lead. NU added a second period TD, two in the third quarter and three more in the final stanza, to make the score NU-69, IU-17.

Hipp, the ABC-TV Offensive Player of the Game, gained 123 yards and scored four times for the day. Tim Wurth, a second team I-back, also contributed two touchdowns as he gained 95 yards. Tom Sorley continued his fine passing attack, completing eight for 168 yards.

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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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