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Nebraska 54
Minnesota 0

Oct. 5, 1974
Lincoln, NE
Minnesota      0     0     0     0 -  0
Nebraska       6    20    15    13 - 54

First quarter
NEB - Tony Davis 6 pass from Dave Humm (Mike Coyle kick failed) 7:55
Second quarter
NEB - Dave Gillespie 2 run (Coyle kick) 13:36
NEB - Monte Anthony 48 run (Coyle kick) 8:41
NEB - Humm 15 run (Coyle kick failed) 1:09
Third quarter
NEB - Anthony 3 run (Humm run) 9:30
NEB - Jim Burrow 67 punt return (Coyle kick) 8:49
Fourth quarter
NEB - Gillespie 5 run (Coyle kick) 10:18 
NEB - Chuck Malito 66 pass from Earl Everett (Coyle kick failed) 7:15

                            MIN     NEB
First Downs ................  3      30
Rushes, Net yds.......... 31-29  75-402
Passing yards .............. 35     122
  Comp-Att-Int ......... 4-13-1  6-12-0
Total Offense ........... 44-64  87-524
Return yards ................ 0     141
Punts .................... 9-40    1-34
Fumbles-Lost .............. 1-1     3-2
Penalties-Yards .......... 4-40    2-16

RUSHING
MIN: Upchurch 14-19; Jones 2-4; Fuller 2-minus 7; Pride 4-4; Olsen 4-1; Brady 2-7; Perkins 1-0; Trestman 2-1

NEB: Humm 5-35; Westbrook 4-11; Davis 18-97; Gillespie 20-77; Anthony 8-86; Higgs 10-52; Zabrocki 2-19; Luck 2-minus 1; Craig 1-16; Walton 1-2; Talley 2-0; Everett 1-12; Bake 1-minus 4

PASSING
MIN: Olsen 1-4-1 0; Upchurch 0-1-0 0; Trestman 3-8-0 35

NEB: Humm 5-10-0 56; Luck 0-1-0 0; Everett 1-1-0 66.

RECEIVING
MIN: Upchurch 1-0; Kullas 2-14; Sims 1-11.

NEB: Davis 3-35; Westbrook 2-21; Malito 1-66

ATTENDANCE: 76,408
NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Tony Davis.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Ron Pruitt.
NOTE: Dave Humm's TD pass to Tony Davis in the first quarter was his 33rd career TD pass, a new Nebraska record, breaking the old record of 32 set by Jerry Tagge from 1969-71.
Rik Bonness and Tony Davis

Official recap

With the Nebraska Black Shirts at its best, Nebraska romped to a 54-0 win over the hapless Minnesota Gophers.

Nebraska's defense held the Gophers to three first downs, 29 yards rushing and 35 yards passing. The Blackshirts also intercepted one pass and recovered one Minnesota fumble.

Nebraska scored on its first possession, marching 85 yards in 18 plays. The score came on a six-yard pass from Husker ace Dave Humm to fullback Tony Davis with 7:55 left in the first quarter.

Before the game was over, Nebraska scored seven more times and raised its 1974 record against Big 10 opponents to 2-1, beating Minnesota and Northwestern and losing to Wisconsin.

As 76,408 fans watched, Nebraska got 30 first downs, 402 yards rushing and 122 yards passing and was forced to punt the ball only once.

Nebraska, now ranked No. 6 (AP), entered the Big 8 race against always tough Missouri, who was getting trounced by Wisconsin (59-20) when the Huskers were putting it to Minnesota.

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