White 14
Red 13

Apr. 29, 1978 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
White 0 3 8 3 14
Red 0 3 10 0 13
Second quarter
WHI: Dean Sukup 26 field goal, 12:53
RED: Billy Todd 40 field goal, 3:46
Third quarter
RED: Todd 41 field goal, 12:23
RED: Jeff Quinn 2 run (Tim Bergkamp kick) 9:11
WHI: Derrie Nelson 33 blocked punt return (Tim Wurth run) 0:17
Fourth quarter
WHI: Sukup 30 field goal, 0:19

Attendance: 16,500
                         WHI       RED
FIRST DOWNS ............. 17        12
  Rushing ................ 9         5
  Passing ................ 6         6
  Penalty ................ 2         1
NET YARDS RUSHING ... 48-168    51-189
  Yards Gained ......... 184       201
  Yards Lost ............ 16        12
NET YARDS PASSING ...... 139        94
  Att-Comp-Int ..... 28-11-2   23-10-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ....... 76-307    74-283
INT. RETURNS-YDS ...... 1-8       2-29
PUNTS-AVERAGE ....... 7-37.3    8-33.0
  Had Blocked ............ 1         1
PUNT RETURNS-YDS ...... 4-47      4-37
K.O. RETURNS-YDS ..... 4-108      4-79
PENALIZED-YARDS ....... 9-79      6-88
FUMBLES-LOST ........... 3-2       6-2

RUSHING   Att  Gain  Loss   Net  TD  Long
Quinn       7    36     2    34   0    17
Wurth      20    85     2    83   0    26
Juehring    5    16     0    16   0     5
Johnson     5    16     0    16   0     6
Humphrey    2     5     7    -2   0     5
Michalson   4     6     5     1   0     3
Kotera      5    20     0    20   0     6
TOTAL      48   184    16   168   0    26

PASSING     Cp.  Att.   Int.  Yds.   Long
Quinn        9     4      0    47      16
Humphrey     8     3      0    57      20
Michaelson  11     4      2    35       9
TOTAL       28    11      2   139      20

RECEIVING   No.    Yds.       TD     Long
Lockett      2      31         0       16
McCrady      2      16         0        9
Branch       2      37         0       19
Juehring     1       8         0        8
Woodard      4      47         0       20
TOTAL       11     139         0       20

PUNTING     No.      Yds.      Avg.  Long
Gemar        5       216        43     65
LeClair      1        47        47     47
Team         1         0         0      0

FIELD GOALS  Att      Good     Blk.  Long
Sukup         3         2        0     26

RETURNS     Punts   K-offs   Int.    Misc
McCrady      2-11    3-89                
Lockett      1-3     1-19                
Nelson       1-33                        
Lewis                        1-8         
Sherry                              1-20*
TOTAL        4-47    4-108   1-8         

*Return of blocked field goal
RUSHING   Att  Gain  Loss   Net  TD  Long
Sorley      2     7     0     7   0     5
Hipp       13    52     1    51   0    14
Franklin    5    11     0    11   0     5
Brown       2    10     0    10   0     9
Michaelson  3     2     2     0   0     2
Berns       6    61     0    61   0    20
Steels      3    12     1    11   0     7
Mathison    2     2     1     1   0     2
McCloney    1     8     0     8   0     8
Suelter     1     4     0     4   0     4
Keith       7    24     0    24   0     5
Humphrey    2     0     0     0   0     0
Quinn       4     8     7     1   1     4
TOTAL      51   201    12   189   1    20

PASSING     Cp.   Att.  Int.   Yds.  Long
Sorley       6      5    0      53     18
Michaelson   3      1    0      6       6
Mathison     9      1    1      23     23
Quinn        5      3    0      12      9
TOTAL       23     10    1      94     23
                                
RECEIVING   No.       Yds.    TD     Long
Woodard      2         16      0        8
Miller       2         18      0       12
Brown        2         27      0       18
Markfort     1         23      0       23
Berns        2         14      0        7
Hipp         1         -4      0        0
TOTAL       10         94      0       23

PUNTING     No.     Yds.     Avg.    Long
Smith        1       35       35       35
Todd         3      130       43       57
Mensing      3      100       33       43
Team         1        0        0        0

FIELD GOALS  Att     Good    Blk.    Long
Todd          3       2        1       41

RETURNS   Punts    K-offs    Int.    Misc
Dunning                      1-25        
Brown      1-18     2-41                 
Keith      1-0                           
Lockett    1-1      1-18                 
Suelter             1-20                 
Andrews    1-18                          
Baker                        1-4         
TOTAL      4-37     4-79     2-29

Coverage

Recap

1978 spring game Tim WurthTim Wurth dives into the end zone for a two-point conversion for the Whites. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Sukup kick gives Whites upset win

Junior kicker Dean Sukup’s 30-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining gave the underdog Whites a 14-13 win over the Reds in the 29th annual Nebraska spring game.

Defense was the key that provided the Husker fans with excitement as both teams blocked a punt, the Whites intercepted one pass and recovered two fumbles, and the Reds intercepted two passes and also recovered two fumbles.

The Reds, made up primarily of the first and fourth units, were favored in the contest against the Whites, the second and third squads, and led 13-11 before Sukup’s clinching boot.

The Whites started their winning drive from their own 23 yard line with 1:12 left in the game, moving 64 yards in five plays, highlighted by sophomore quarterback Brad Humphrey’s passes of 18 and 20 yards, to the Red 30 yard line. From there, with 19 seconds left, Sukup kicked his winning 30-yard field goal and was mobbed by his teammates before he could reach the sidelines.

The Whites won without scoring a touchdown on offense. Their only six-pointer came near the end of the third quarter when defensive end Derrie Nelson blocked a Billy Todd punt, scooped the ball up and carried it into the end zone. That was followed by I-back Tim Wurth’s run for a two-point conversion.

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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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