Scores from long range spiced up the 1954 Huskers' final spring scrimmage as the Whites surprised the Reds, 25-14.
Whites halfback Don Comstock stole the show with his hard charging and excellent open field running, wrote the Sunday Journal and Stars Walt Dobbins. It was Comstock's 46-yard run in the second quarter that put the Whites ahead for good.
Reds halfback Jon McWilliams opened scoring with a 51-yard punt return. That was followed by three second-quarter TDs by the Whites, including two by Comstock, and the Whites led 19-7 at intermission.
The Reds made it 19-14 when Bob Smiths 19-yard run capped a 63-yard drive in the third quarter. But the Whites answered with a 64-yard bolt up the middle by halfback Dave Koile for the games final score.
We were still pretty ragged but improved over a week ago, said coach Bill Glassford, referring to a team scrimmage the previous Saturday.
1 2 3 4 Final Reds ........... 7 0 7 0 - 14 Whites ......... 0 19 6 0 - 25 First quarter RED - Jon McWilliams, 51 punt return (McWilliams kick) Second quarter WHI - Don Comstock 2 run WHI - Comstock 46 run WHI - Dean Lux 7 pass from Dan Brown Third quarter RED - Bob Smih 19 run (McWilliams kick) WHI - Dave Koile 64 run (kick failed) Reds Whites First downs 14 15 Rushing yards (net) 183 231 Yds gained rushing 213 262 Yds lost rushing 30 31 Passing yards (net) 113 121 Att-Comp-Int 17-7-1 6-12-0 Total offense 296 352 Starting lineups RED Pos White Andy Loehr LE LeRoy Butherus Bill Holloran LT Ken Kunes Tom Kripal LG Gale Lair Bob Oberlin C Bob Berguin Bob Wagner RG Jim Murphy Don Glantz RT Pev Evans Don Hewitt RE Allan Deines Rex Fischer QB Don Erway Jon McWilliams LH Harry Johnson Willie Greenlaw RH Dave Koile Bob Smith FB John Edwards Officials: Referee, Bill Keefer; umpire, Mathias Volz; field judge, Herm Rohrig; linesman, Chuck Worrall Attendance: 5,000 (est.)