Sept. 14, 1974
Oregon 0 0 0 7 - 7 Nebraska 23 10 14 14 - 61 First quarter NEB: Don Westbrook 22 run (Mike Coyle kick) 11:11 NEB: Westbrook 34 pass (Coyle kick) 6:41 NEB: Larry Mushinskie 36 pass (Coyle kick) 4:26 NEB: Team safety (OU's Rick Kane tackled in end zone) 2:31 Second quarter NEB: Dave Humm 1 run (Coyle kick) 14:19 NEB: Al Eveland 45 field goal, 0:01 Third quarter NEB: Tony Davis 1 run (Coyle kick) 11:04 NEB: Brad Jenkins recovered Jeff Moran's fumble in end zone (Coyle kick) 7:50 Fourth quarter NEB: Dave Gillespie 6 run (Coyle kick) 9:49 NEB: Gary Higgs 17 run (Eveland kick) 7:09 ORE: Norval Turner 3 run (Stan Woodfill kick) 3:46 NU ORE First Downs ................ 26 8 Rushing, Net .............. 333 78 Passing, Net .............. 139 113 Comp-Att-Int ......... 8-14-0 9-16-1 Total Offense ............. 472 191 Punts-Avg ................ 4-34 11-36 Fumbles-Lost .............. 1-0 4-1LEADING NU RUSHERS: Jeff Moran 69, John O'Leary 60.LEADING NU PASSER: Dave Humm 8-12-0 for 39.NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Dave Humm, 143.ATTENDANCE: 76,053NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Don Westbrook, Dave Humm.NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Bob Martin.
Official recapNebraska's Cornhuskers, playing before 76,053 in Memorial Stadium, opened the 1974 season in fine style as the Big Red destroyed the University of Oregon 61-7.
On its first possession, Nebraska scored as the Huskers drove 44 yards in five plays. Wingback Don Westbrook scored on a 22-yard inside reverse with 11:11 left in the first quarter and with Mike Coyle's successful kick, Nebraska led 7-0.
Nebraska then scored on its second, third and fourth possessions of the first half as the hapless Ducks couldn't stop the potent Husker attack. Oregon's offense was equally impotent as the Ducks managed only one score, in the fourth quarter.
Statistically, the Huskers dominated Oregon on every count. Nebraska had 26 first downs to Oregon's eight, and the Huskers amassed 472 total offensive yards to Oregon's 191.
Individually, Nebraska was paced by senior I-back Jeff Moran's 69 yards on four carries, senior quarterback Dave Humm's eight pass completions in 12 attempts for 139 yards, and Westbrook's two touchdowns.