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Reds 25
Whites 14

SPRING GAME: March 27, 1954

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 Star’s 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 Smith’s 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 game’s 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.

COVERAGE: Associated PressDaily Nebraskan

                 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.)