Nov. 2, 1974
Nebraska 6 11 14 0 - 31 Colorado 0 0 0 15 - 15 First quarter NU - Larry Mushinskie 5 pass from Humm (Mike Coyle kick failed) 9:28 Second quarter NU - John O'Leary 1 run (Tony Davis run) 11:26 NU - Coyle 37 field goal, 0:11 Third quarter NU - Don Westbrook 16 pass from Humm (Coyle kick) 3:50 NU - O'Leary 2 run (Coyle kick) 0:21 Fourth quarter CU - Billy Waddy 8 run (Tom Mackenzie kick) 10:45 CU - Rick Ellwood 35 pass from Dave Williams (Larry Williams run) 4:43 NU CU First Downs ................. 20 22 Rushing, Net ............ 53-243 58-259 Passing, Net ............... 194 171 Comp-Att-Int ......... 13-21-0 11-20-2 Total Offense .............. 437 430 Punts-Avg ................. 3-40 2-36 Fumbles-Lost ............... 5-1 5-3 Penalties-Yards ........... 2-20 3-38LEADING NU RUSHER: Monte Anthony 157.LEADING NU PASSER: Dave Humm 12-20-0.NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Dave Humm 171.ATTENDANCE: 52,094NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Dave Humm.NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Tom Ruud and Bob Nelson.NOTE: Dave Humm and Tom Ruud were ABC's offensive and defensive players of the game.
Official recapBehind the running of freshman I-back Monte Anthony and the pinpoint passing of quarterback Dave Humm, Nebraska defeated Colorado 31-15 before an ABC-TV regional audience and 52,094 at Folsom Field.
Anthony carried the ball for 157 yards on 23 carries, including a 55-yard jaunt that helped set up Nebraska's third touchdown.
Humm completed 12 of 20 passes for 165 yards. Nebraska's first score came on a five-yard, first-quarter pass from Humm to tight end Larry Mushinskie. Humm also threw a 16-yarder to wingback Don Westbrook for a TD in the third period.
Nebraska built up a 31-0 third-quarter lead and played the rest of the game with its substitutes. Colorado scored twice in the fourth quarter, on an 8-yard run by Billy Waddy and a 35-yard pass from Dave Williams to Rick Ellwood.
Although the outcome was never really in doubt, the statistics were fairly even. Nebraska had 20 first downs to Colorado's 22 and the Huskers finished with 437 total offensive yards to the Buffaloes' 430.
A key statistic was turnovers. Nebraska recovered three Colorado fumbles and intercepted two Buffalo passes, while Colorado recovered only one Nebraska fumble and didn't intercept a pass.
Nebraska now took a 3-1 conference record and 6-2 overall mark to Ames, Iowa to face the Iowa State Cyclones. Husker fans had vivid memories of Ames from the 1972 game, when the No. 2 ranked Big Red tied Iowa State 23-23.