Reds 33
Whites 28

Apr. 25, 1987 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Whites 0 8 6 14 28
Reds 0 21 6 6 33

1987 spring game photo LJSThe Reds’ Keith Jones is tackled by Ray Valladeo (91) and Brian Miller (35). · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Second quarter
RED: Keith Jones 84 run (Chris Drennan kick)
RED: Steve Taylor 4 run (Drennan kick)
RED: Tyreese Knox 14 run (Drennan kick)
WHI: Terry Rodgers 76 pass from Gerry Gdowski (Monte Kranzenstein pass from Gdowski)
Third quarter
RED: Jones 22 run (run failed)
WHI: Rodgers 45 run (run failed)
Fourth quarter
WHI: Rodgers 11 run (pass failed)
WHI: Jamie Worden 80 pass from Jerry Dunlap (Corey Grobe pass from Dunlap)
RED: Knox 1 run (pass failed) 

                      WHI      RED
First donws            16       22
Rushes-Yards       47-178   61-407
Passing yards         205       81
  Comp-Att-Int     5-18-2   4-15-2
Total offense      65-383   76-488
Return yards           14       91
Punts              8-42.9   6-44.3
Penalties-Yards      4-35   12-125
Fumbles-Lost          4-1      3-1
Third-down conv.     3-13     3-11    

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Attendance: 22,114

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Big plays spice up spring game

The Red squad blew an early 21-point lead but scored in the final minute for a 33-28 win over the Whites in a spring game marked by big plays and record-setting performances.

Keith Jones rushed for a spring-game record 207 yards on 13 carries. The first of his two touchdowns came on a record-long 84-yard run for the game’s first score.

Gerry Gdowski and Terry Rodgers hooked up on the longest pass play in a Nebraska spring game with a 76-yarder late in the second quarter. That was topped midway into the fourth quarter when Jerry Dunlap hit Jamie Worden on an 80-yard scoring pass, giving the Whites a 28-27 lead after a two-point conversion.

The Reds responded with their winning drive. I-back Tyreese Knox broke loose for a 39-yard run to the 2 yard line, and he scored from the 1 for the go-ahead points with just 44 seconds remaining.

Knox finished with 13 carries for 100 yards, part of the Reds’ record-breaking 407 rushing yards.

Rodgers scored three touchdowns and tied the spring game scoring record with 18 points.

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