Sept. 28, 1974
Northwestern 0 0 0 7 - 7 Nebraska 14 21 7 7 - 49 First quarter NEB - Don Westbrook 5 run (Mike Coyle kick) 5:33 NEB - Jeff Moran 3 run (Coyle kick) 3:07 Second quarter NEB - Dave Gillespie 1 run (Coyle kick) 12:07 NEB - Monte Anthony 3 run (Coyle kick) 6:08 NEB - Earl Everett 1 run (Coyle kick) 3:04 Third quarter NEB - Gillespie 3 run (Coyle kick) 8:00 Fourth quarter NEB - Everett 5 run (Coyle kick) 9:22 NWU - Rich Boothe 1 run (Jim Blazevich kick) 14:47 NU NWU First Downs ................. 30 11 Rushing, Net ............... 391 134 Comp-Att-Int ......... 11-19-0 4-15-2 Total Offense .............. 563 181 Punts-Avg ................. 3-41 7-33 Fumbles-Lost ............... 6-2 2-2 Penalties-Yds ............. 7-77 4-29LEADING NU RUSHERS: Monte Anthony, 111, Tony Davis 56.LEADING NU PASSERS: Dave Humm 6-9-0, Terry Luck 4-8-0.NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Monte Anthony 111.ATTENDANCE: 76,101NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Monte Anthony.NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Bob Nelson, Tom Pate.
Official recapComing off its loss to Wisconsin, Nebraska gained sweet revenge over Big 10 opponent Northwestern as the Huskers demolished the Wildcats 49-7.
With Dave Humm at the controls, back from a hip injury, NU scored the third time it had the ball. Wingback Don Westbrook ran around left end for a five-yard touchdown run and with Mike Coyle's kick, Nebraska led 7-0. That set the stage for the rest of the day.
Nebraska scored four more times in the first half and twice in the second half. NWU managed only one score, that coming in the fourth quarter.
Freshman running back Monte Anthony set modern-day freshman Nebraska varsity records by rushing for 111 yards on 14 carries and scoring one touchdown.
Nebraska totally dominated the team stats, garnering 30 first downs to Northwestern's 11 and getting 563 total offensive yards to the Wildcats' 181.