Whites 40
Reds 28

Apr. 29, 1989 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Whites 14 7 13 6 40
Reds 14 7 7 0 28

1989 Nebraska football spring game photoThe Whites’ Tyrone Legette (top) and Will Thomas break up a first-quarter pass to Red wingback Richard Bell. · The Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

First quarter
RED: Clark 1 run (Drennan kick)
RED: Kratzenstein 10 pass from Gdowski (Drennan kick)
WHI: Baldwin 2 run (Janky kick)
WHI: McDuffy 1 run (Janky kick)
Second quarter
RED: Flowers 7 run (Drennan kick)
WHI: Liese 29 pass from Dunlap (Mendoza kick)
Third quarter
WHI: McDuffy 2 run (Mendoza kick)
WHI: Grant 14 run (kick failed)
RED: Gregory 39 pass from Joseph (Drennan kick)
Fourth quarter
WHI: McDuffy 1 run (pass failed)

                      RED      WHI
First downs .......... 18       24
Rushes-Yards ......62-328   65-340
Passing yards ....... 107       99
  Comp-Att-Int .. 10-26-5   7-21-3
Total offense .... 88-435   86-439
Return yards ......... 15      102
Punts ............ 4-41.5   2-33.5
Fumbles-Lost ........ 3-1      2-2
Penalties-Yards ... 10-80     6-35

Individual stats

Attendance 25,006



Grant leads Whites to upset of Reds

Third-string quarterback Mike Grant rushed for 157 yards on 19 carries to lead the White squad to a 40-28 win over the Reds in the Nebraska football spring game.

Coach Tom Osborne was ambivalent in his assessment of the team after Saturday’s game, which concluded the Huskers’ spring practices. “We could be very good,” he said, “and we could be fairly average.”

Osborne said he was disappointed in the number of interceptions thrown Saturday. “We had six in the first half, and that was too many. We had several times when they threw it up for grabs. They hadn’t done that all spring.”

He said Gerry Gdowski will enter the fall as the No. 1 QB. Gdowski and Mickey Joseph have battled all spring for the spot vacated by Steve Taylor.

Kicker Tom Janky and I-back Troy Uhlir suffered knee injuries that are likely to force them to miss the fall season.

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Coach Tom Osborne let his quarterbacks throw the ball, and for the most part it wasn't pretty.

Omaha World-Herald

The spring game is to be enjoyed by fans, not used to form strong opinions about the upcoming season.

Lincoln Journal Star
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