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Red 41
White 40

May 4, 1974
Lincoln, NE
Red        13    7    0   21  -  41
White       0   20   14    6  -  40

First quarter
RED - Dave Humm 1 run (Mike Coyle kick failed) 11:19
RED - John O'Leary 5 run (Coyle kick) 6:30
Second quarter
WHI - Jack Kelly 6 run (Al Eveland kick) 9:17
WHI - Chester Tally 2 run (Eveland kick) 2:32
RED - Tony Davis 4 run (Coyle kick) 1:10
WHI - Dave Gillespie 2 run (Eveland kick failed) 0:32
Third quarter
WHI - Terry Luck 1 run (Eveland kick) 8:19
WHI - Earl Everett 1 run (Rick Lemerond kick) 3:45
Fourth quarter
RED - John O'Leary 8 run (Mike Houser kick) 14:05
RED - Tony Davis 4 run (Houser kick failed) 13:27
RED - Ritch Bahe 3 run (run good) 10:33
WHI - Jerry Wied 45 blocked punt return (run failed) 1:20
 
Attendance - 21,003

                                  Whites    Reds
First Downs Rushing ................. 15      12
First Downs Passing .................. 6       7
First Downs by Penalties ............. 2       1
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS ................... 23      20
Number Attempts Rushing  ............ 63      52
Yards Gained Rushing  .............. 257     291
Yards Lost Rushing .................. 13       6
NET YARDS GAINED RUSHING  .......... 244     285
Number Passes Attempted ............. 18      17
Number Passes Completed  ............. 9       8
Number Passes Had  Intercepted ....... 2       2
NET YARDS GAINED PASSING ........... 125     148
Number Plays Rushing and Passing .... 81      69
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDAGE .............. 369     433
Number Interceptions  ................ 2       2
NET YARDS INTERCEPTIONS RETURNED .... 43      47
Number Times Punted  ................. 2       3
Number of Punts Had Blocked  ......... 0       1
PUNTING AVERAGE ..................... 36      47
PUNT RETURNS (Number-Yards)  ...... 3-90     0-0
KICKOFF RETURNS (Number-Yards) ... 7-159   5-101
PENALTIES (Number-Yards) .......... 5-51    6-74
FUMBLES (Number-Own Lost) .......... 2-2     2-2

WHITE
RUSHING   Att. Gain  Loss  Net  TD Long
Everett    10    64    6    58   1   19
Justice     4    12    0    12   0    6
Kucera      1     3    0     4   0    3
Heiser      3    12    0    12   0    8
Luck        3     7    5     2   1    6
Gilllespie  8    29    0    29   1    9
Higgs      16    56    2    54   0    9
Kelley      8    26    0    26   1    6
Lemerond    3     9    0     0   0    6
Talley      7    39    0    39   1   11

PASSING   Comp.  Att.  Int.  Yds.  Long
Luck         5    10     2    74     22
Everett      3     6     0    36     15
Lemerond     3     2     0    15     15

RECEIVING    No.     Yds.    TD    Long
Thomas        2       41      0      22
Heiser        2       24      0      15
Folsom        1       13      0      13
Peterson      1       12      0      12
Malito        1       22      0      22
Kelley        1       15      0      15
Kucera        1       -2      0      -2

PUNTING      No.    Yds.    Avg.   Long
Lessman       2      72      36      46


RETURNS        Punts    K-offs   Intcp.
Thomas          2-44      3-89       - 
Wied            1-45       -         - 
Burrow           -         -        1-0
Eichelberger     -         -       1-49
Kucera           -        1-0        - 
Gillespie        -        2-50       - 
McWhorter        -        1-20       - 


RED
RUSHING   Att. Gain  Loss  Net  TD Long
Humm        6    44     0   44   1   28
Davis       9    33     0   33   2   13
O'Leary     9    56     0   56   2   10
Bahe        3    16     0   16   1   12
Moran       4    20     0   20   0    9
Westbrook   4    63     0   63   0   43
Zabrocki    7    21     2   19   0    7
Belka       4    16     1   15   0    9
Burns       3    12     3    9   0    7
Williams    2    8      0    8   0    6
Ray         1    2      0    2   0    2

PASSING   Comp.  Att.  Int.  Yds.  Long
Humm         6    13    2     88     29
Burns        1     1    0     16     16
Ray          1     3    0     44     44

RECEIVING    No.     Yds.    TD    Long
Shamblin      2       61      0      44
Davis         1       11      0      11
Bahe          3       51      0      29
Panneton      1       16      0      16
Moran         1        9      0       9

PUNTING      No.    Yds.    Avg.   Long
Ray           2      95      47      59
Team          1       0       -       —

RETURNS        Punts    K-offs   Intcp.
Nelson           -         -        1-0
Young            -         -       1-47
Bahe             -        2-37       - 
O'Leary          -        1-23       - 
Westbrook        -        1-24       - 
Belka            -        1-17       - 


Official recap

With 21,003 fans basking in the sun and whooping it up in anticipation of September, the Cornhuskers concluded spring practice with a rousing offensive show.

Thanks to a wild fourth-quarter comeback, the Reds - featuring the top players - stormed from an apparent upset to a 41-40 victory. All the Reds had to do was score three touchdowns in the final quarter and stop a two-point White conversion attempt with 1:20 left.

As the record All Sports Day throng trooped out of the stadium, rehashing the brilliant quarterbacking of Dave Humm, the bruising fullback play of Tony Davis, the shades-of-Johnny Rodgers kick returning of Bobby Thomas and some overall very fine defensive play, Coach Osborne observed: "The offense might be a little sounder than it was at the end of spring a year ago, while defensively maybe we're where we were a year ago. And if we come up with the right people, it could be a real good defense."

The No. 1 Reds scored the first two times they had the ball, but the Whites got back in the game for a 20-20 halftime tie. Quarterbacks Terry Luck and Earl Everett both plunged for third-quarter TDs, giving the Whites a 34-20 lead and solid upset hopes going into the final period.

But the Reds stormed back with touchdowns from John O'Leary, Tony Davis and Ritch Bahe to go up 41-34. That didn't end things, however. With 1:29 left in the game, the Whites' Jerry Wied blocked a punt and tore 45 yards to score. But the Black Shirts smothered the two-point victory try, and the exciting football afternoon came to a close.

 
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