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Varsity 14
Alumni 0

May 7, 1960
Lincoln, NE
Alumni         0   0   0   0  -   0
Varsity        0   7   0   7  -  14

Second Quarter
VAR: Thornton 2 run (Meade kick) 14:37
     Drive: 9 plays, 60 yards
Fourth Quarter
VAR: Martin 8 run (Meade kick) 14:07
     Drive: 2 plays, 17 yards 

                        ALUM     VARS
First downs ............. 11       16
Rushing att.-net .... 31-128   45-205
  Yards gained ......... 144      224
  Yards lost ............ 16       19
Passing yards (net) ..... 89      117 
  Att-Comp-Int ...... 20-9-4   21-7-1 
Total offense ....... 51-217   66-322
Fumbles .................. 5        7

Attendance: 6,500 (est.)

1960 spring game “awfully ragged”

Coach Bill Jennings called it an “awfully ragged” performance after the Varsity struggled to put away the Alumni in the 1960 spring game.

Jennings didn’t like that his defense dropped potential interceptions and that the offense had trouble sustaining blocks.

Even though they had practiced just once, the Alums “put the Varsity through a physical wringer that must have removed any premature plaudits about things to come next fall,” the Sunday Journal and Star’s Dick Becker wrote.

The Varsity had just one sustained scoring drive. Starting at its own 40, the Varsity moved to the 2 yard line with the help of passes from Ron Meade to Pat Salerno for 14 yards and to Bill “Thunder” Thornton for 12 yards. Thornton plunged in from the 2 early in the second quarter.

The Varsity's other score came on an eight-yard run by Noel Martin after a fumble recovery at the Alumni 17.

Meade completed 6 of 10 passes for 104 yards and was named the Varsity’s most outstanding player. That honor for the Alumni went to quarterback Sam Vacanti, who lettered in 1946 and ’47.

This was not the end of spring drills. Jennings said he was “glad we have another week to work.”

 
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