Oct. 6, 1973
Nebraska 7 14 13 14 - 48 Minnesota 7 0 0 0 - 7 First quarter NEB - Tony Davis 1 run (Rich Sanger kick), 9:28 MIN - Tony Dungy 10 run (Steve Goldberg kick) 2:38 Second quarter NEB - Frosty Anderson 19 pass from Dave Humm (Sanger kick) 13:09 NEB - Anderson 67 pass from Humm (Sanger kick), 4:17 Third quarter NEB - Anderson 32 pass from Humm (Sanger kick), 7:53 NEB - John O'Leary 6 run (Sanger kick failed), 0:36 Fourth quarter NEB - Steve Runty 1 run (Sanger kick), 5:23 NEB - O'Leary 66 punt return (Sanger kick) 0:46 NU MIN First Downs ............ 23 12 Rushing, Net ........... 193 143 Passes, Comp-Att-Int ... 13-24-0 5-18-2 Total Offense .......... 445 176LEADING NU RUSHERS: Tony Davis 88, John O'Leary 34.LEADING NU PASSER: Dave Humm, 10 of 19 - 204.NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Dave Humm - 204.ATTENDANCE: 58,091NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Frosty Anderson.NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Bob Martin.
Nebraska's first road trip of the season was a whopping success as Frosty Anderson snared three touchdown passes to lead a 48-7 rout of Minnesota.
With 58,091 fans (first Gopher sellout since 1960), including thousands of Nebraskans, looking on, the Huskers and Gophers were even at 7-7 at the quarter.
Then Dave Humm unlimbered his arm and sent Anderson on his record-tying spree. First Humm hit Frosty for a 19-yard TD and a permanent lead of 14-7 early in the second quarter, then he broke the Gophers back with a 67-yard bomb to Anderson for a 21-7 halftime lead.
Midway in the third quarter, Anderson tied the NU record held by Clarence Swanson and Johnny Rodgers by snaring his third TD pass, a 32-yarder from Humm.
Minnesota never recovered as the Husker defense buried all offensive efforts and Nebraska got three more touchdowns; one by Steve Runty and two by soph John O'Leary.
O'Leary made his debut a good one, scoring a six-yard touchdown run and then returning a Gopher punt 66 yards for the final score.
Anderson wound up his big day with five receptions for 137 yards and three TDs, while Humm hit 10 of 19 passes for 204 yards.