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Nebraska 20
Wisconsin 16

Sept. 29, 1973
Lincoln, NE
Wisconsin          0    7    0    9 - 16
Nebraska           7    0    0   13 - 20

First quarter
NEB - Tony Davis 9 pass from Dave Humm (Rich Sanger kick) 4:23
Second quarter
WIS - Selvie Washington 1 run (Rich Barrios kick) 3:02
Fourth quarter
WIS - Barrios 29 field goal, 7:57
NEB - Frosty Anderson 23 pass from Humm (Sanger kick) 5:23
WIS - Washington 96 kickoff return (Barrios kick failed) 5:09
NEB - Davis 14 run (Humm pass failed) 2:48

                            WIS       NEB
First Downs ............      9        23
Rushing, Net ...........    175       148
Passing, Net ...........     39       297
  Comp-Att-Int .........  4-9-0   25-36-2
Total Offense ..........    214       445
Return yards ...........     33        40
Punts-Avg .............. 8-38.2    5-41.5
Fumbles-Lost ...........    1-1       4-2
Penalties-Yards ........   4-36      4-38

RUSHING
WIS: Marek 30-145; Starch 7-19; Washington 9-21.
NEB: Bahe 4-58; Davis 16-51; Goeller 13-16; Humm 2-8; Moran 6-8; Damkroger 3-7, Runty 1-0.

PASSING
WIS: Bohlig 4-9-0, 39 yds.
NEB: Humm 25-36-2, 297 yds.

RECEIVING
WIS: Sanger 2-27, Washington 1-6, Starch 1-6
NEB: Anderson 9-141; Bahe 5-86; Longwell 2-26; Goeller 3-19; Davis 1-9, Revelle 1-7; Damkroger 1-6; Moran 3-3.

ATTENDANCE: 76,279

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Dave Humm
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Tom Ruud
NOTE: Humm was also Big Eight offensive player of the week

Official recap

Nebraska's Cornhuskers had to score twice in the final five minutes to pull out a hair-raising 20-16 decision over stubborn Wisconsin.

It was the third straight win for the Huskers and they had to have some sensational heroics under tense pressure as 76,279 fans went wild.

Wisconsin broke a 7-7 tie with 7:57 left in the fourth quarter on Rich Barrios' 29-yard field goal.

Trailing 10-7, Nebraska stormed back after the kickoff 80 yards in six plays to take the lead. Dave Humm hit Frosty Anderson for 27 yards, then hit Ritch Bahe for 27 yards to get rolling. Three plays later, Humm hit Anderson for a 23-yard TD and a 14-10 lead with 5:23 left. But joy faded quickly as Selvie Washington returned the kickoff 96 yards to score and put the Badgers back on top, 16-14, with 5:09 left.

Humm calmly took charge again, however, moving the Huskers 83 yards in seven plays to win. The Husker passing star hit three passes, then sent Bahe 40 yards on an inside reverse. Two plays later Tony Davis ripped the final 14 yards to score with 2:48 left in the game.

Humm wound up with 305 yards in total offense. He hit an NU record 25 passes in 36 attempts for 297 yards - also a school record - and two TDs, and was picked as the Big Eight offensive player of the week.

H'MAX NOTES: Humm's 23-yard TD pass to Anderson in the fourth quarter came on a fourth-and-7 play. ... There were four lead changes in a span of less than six minutes the fourth quarter.

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