Rathman leaps through traffic and sets sail on his 84-yard touchdown run. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com
Rathman run breaks deadlock with Buffaloes
Nebraska fullback Tom Rathman exploded for an 84-yard touchdown run in the final minute of the third quarter, breaking a 7-7 tie and starting Nebraska on its way to a hard-earned 17-7 win over vastly improved Colorado, which was playing without its top two quarterbacks.
The Huskers yielded 218 total yards to the Buffs while piling up 445 themselves. Rathman (115) and I-back Doug DuBose (125) contributed 240 on the ground.
- Nebraska coach Tom Osborne praised CU’s defense and kicking game. Barry Helton averaged 51 yards on his eight punts.
- Colorado’s touchdown capped a 10-play, 70-yard drive.
- Nebraska’s Dale Klein entered the game with a streak of nine consecutive made field goals, but he missed on tries of 46 and 42 yards before making a 32-yarder.