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Thornton TD, 1960 Minnesota-Nebraska
Thunder Thornton heads for the end zone late in the third quarter for the Huskers’ first score.
Recap & coverage

One week after upsetting Texas in Austin, the Huskers were dominated at home by Minnesota.

The Gophers built a 26-0 lead, then fended off a Nebraska rally. Bill “Thunder” Thornton’s 57-yard touchdown run and Gary Toogood’s 28-yard return of an intercepted pitchout made the final score more respectable.

The Huskers had nearly as many turnovers (four) as first downs (six), and it was the fourth consecutive game Nebraska scored exactly 14 points.

Links to coverage:
 
• Lincoln Journal & Star: 1, 2, 3
Associated Press
Daily Nebraskan
• Statistics: 1, 2


Series history
1960 roster

Minnesota 26
Nebraska 14
Sept. 24, 1960 -- Memorial Stadium, Lincoln
Minnesota ...... 0   13   13   0  -  26
Nebraska ....... 0    0    7   7  -  14

Second quarter
MIN - Stephens, 2 run, 13:40 
MIN - Mulholland, 23 pass from Stephens
     (Dickson kick) 6:20
Third quarter
MIN - Rogers, 1 run, 4:35
MIN - Munsey, 42 int. return, 3:20
NEB - Thornton, 57 run (Meade kick) 1:20
Fourth quarter
NEB - Toogood, 28 return of inter-
      cepted pitchout (Meade kick) 14:50

                        MIN     NEB
First downs              14       6
Total offense        70-275  40-140
Rushing yards        62-211  31-108
Passing yards            64      32
 Att-Comp-Int         8-5-0   9-4-2   
Punts-average        7-40.1  7-45.3
Fumbles lost              1       2
Yards penalized         105      40

 
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