Sept. 27, 1969
Texas A&M 0
1:50 p.m. CDT - ABC
Texas A&M 0 0 0 0 - 0 Nebraska 7 7 0 0 - 14 First Quarter NU - Jeff Kinney 3 run (Paul Rogers kick) 6:56 Second Quarter NU - Jerry Tagge 1 run (Rogers kick) 2:54 NU A&M First Downs 23 12 Rushing Net 157 35 Passing Net 209 136 Comp-Att-Int 17-24-1 16-34-3 Total Offense 366 171 Punts-Avg 5-37 9-39 Fumbles lost 4 1 Yards penalized 45 20LEADING NU RUSHERS:
Jeff Kinney 78, Larry Frost 25.LEADING NU PASSERS:
Jerry Tagge 12 for 18—154. Van Brownson 5 for 6—55.NU BACK OF THE GAME:
Al Larson ... Led defense with nine tackles, one interception and one pass deflection.NU LINEMAN OF THE GAME:
Jim McFarland ... Made seven catches for 117 yards. Caught 15 and 19 yarders in clinching TD drive ... Also made a great 42 yard diving catch.ATTENDANCE: 66,331
Official recapDefense was to become a Nebraska trademark and the Husker Black Shirts really got rolling against Texas A&M.
Nebraska scored twice in the first half for a 14-0 lead, then the Black Shirts took over to shut out the Aggies for the first time in 26 games. The Aggies were held to only 35 yards rushing and 136 yards passing.
Van Brownson and Jerry Tagge each engineered TD drives for the Huskers. In the first quarter, Van drove the Big Red to the A&M 33 where a field goal failed. But on the next play Jimmy Anderson intercepted an Aggie pass and returned it to the 3. Jeff Kinney tore up the middle for a TD with 6:56 left in the first quarter.
Brownson twisted his ankle and in the second quarter, Tagge moved the Huskers 93 yards to score the clincher. Tagge plunged the final one yard with 2:54 left in the half.
Nebraska tried two other unsuccessful field goals in the defensive struggle that remained.