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Nebraska 17
Minnesota 14

Sept. 28, 1968
Minneapolis, MN
Nebraska       0    7    0    10 - 17
Minnesota      7    7    0     0 - 14

First Quarter
MIN - Maurice Forte 2 run (Bob Stein kick) 1:35 
Second Quarter
MIN - Forte 2 run (Stein kick) 6:04
NEB - Joe Orduna 2 run (Paul Rogers kick) 0:43 
Fourth Quarter
NEB - Jim McFarland 14 pass from Ernie Sigler (Rogers kick) 10:50
NEB - Paul Rogers 19 field goal, 1:32

                   NEB    MIN
First Down .......  13     14
Rushing Net ......  91     83
Passing Net ...... 146    135
Total Offense .... 237    218

Leading NU Rushers: Dick Davis 67, Joe Orduna 38.
Leading NU Passer: Ernie Sigler 12 for 20-146 yards.

Official recap

Paul Rogers again kicked Nebraska to victory, this time with a 19-yard field goal with only 1:32 left in the game.

It was another rousing comeback win as the Huskers spotted the big, strong and talented Big 10 co-champs of 1967 a 14-0 lead. But Nebraska roared back before a throng of 55,362 fans to remain unbeaten and ranked in the Top 10.

With 13:25 gone in the first quarter Minnesota's Maurice Forte bulled in to score after the Gophers got the ball at the NU 23 via a pass interception and 15-yard penalty.

Forte scored again with 6:04 left in the half after the Gophers jumped on a Husker fumble of a punt return at the NU 17.

Refusing to fold, Nebraska battled back to march 61 yards in five plays to pull up 14-7 at halftime. Big play in the drive was a 42-yard Ernie Sigler-to-Jim McFarland pass which carried to the Gopher 3. Joe Orduna scored and Paul Rogers kicked with 0:43 left in the half.

In the fourth quarter Dana Stephenson picked off a Gopher pass and returned it 28 yards to the Minnesota 17. Three plays later Sigler hit McFarland for a TD and Rogers kicked the tying point with 10:50 left in the game.

Sherwin Jarmon's interception and 19-yard return, plus a piling penalty, gave the Huskers a chance for victory. Starting on the Gopher 38 late in the game, the Huskers drove to the two before stalling Then, with 1:32 left in the game, Rogers booted his 19-yard beauty and Nebraska had win No. 3.