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Sophomore Joe Orduna broke up a titanic defensive battle with a 25-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to give the Nebraska Cornhuskers a 7-0 win over Minnesota in the home opener. Nebraska held the Big 10 co-champs to only three yards rushing.

Memorial Stadium bulged with 65,347 fans as the two teams battled furiously to a scoreless halftime rest. Both teams had serious drives blunted and both missed field goal attempts.

But early in the third period, Frank Patrick engineered a drive from the Husker six-yard line, hitting four of five passes and getting some fine running from fullback Dick Davis.

With a first down at the Gopher 25, Orduna shot through left tackle and broke into the clear for the clinching touchdown as 4:45 flashed by in the third quarter.

Nebraska missed a golden opportunity in the fourth quarter after penetrating the Gophers' 10 yard line. A handoff from Patrick to Ben Gregory went awry, and Minnesota pounced on the pigskin at the 7.

H’MAX NOTES: It was not a good day for the placekickers. Nebraska's Bill Bomberger missed on three field goal attempts, and Minnesota's only scoring threat fizzled when Bob Stein missed a 33-yard try in the second quarter. … It was the Huskers' 20th consecutive home victory.

1967 Nebraska-Minnesota Joe Orduna TD photo

Nebraska 7
Minnesota 0

Sept. 30, 1967
Lincoln, NE
Minnesota      0   0   0   0  -  0
Nebraska       0   0   7   0  -  7

Third Quarter
NU - Joe Orduna 25 run (Bill 
     Bomberger kick) 4:45

                    MIN       NEB
First downs ........ 10        16
Rushing net ........  3       231
Passing net ....... 140       135
 Comp-Att-Int .. 9-24-1   11-21-0
Total offense  .....143       366
Punts-Avg. .... 10-40.0    7-31.0
Yds penalized ...... 20        10
Fumbles lost ........ 0         4

LEADING NU RUSHERS:
Dick Davis 109; Ben Gregory 50.
LEADING NU PASSER:
Frank Patrick 11 of 20 - 135 yards.