Oct. 4, 1975
Miami 6 3 0 7 - 16 Nebraska 0 7 10 14 - 31 First quarter MIA - Chris Dennis 49 field goal, 7:44 MIA - Dennis 24 field goal, 3:38 Second quarter NEB - John O'Leary 3 run (Mike Coyle kick) 10:20 MIA - Dennis 18 field goal, 6:08 Third quarter NEB - O'Leary 8 run (Coyle kick) 10:48 NEB - Coyle 24 field goal, 2:44 Fourth quarter NEB - O'Leary 6 run (Coyle kick) 8:55 NEB - Bobby Thomas 40 pass from Vince Ferragamo (Coyle kick) 5:46 MIA - Don Martin 1 run (Chris Dennis kick) 2:16 NU UM First Downs .......... 22 12 Rushing Net....... 65-211 37-90 Passing Net ......... 188 111 Comp-Att-Int ... 14-19-0 10-25-0 Total Offense .... 84-399 62-201 Return Yards ......... 12 7 Punts .............. 7-44 6-44 Fumbles-Lost ........ 2-1 4-1 Penalties .......... 6-66 5-36 More stats here LEADING NU RUSHERS: John O'Leary 106, Tony Davis 50, Monte Anthony 44 LEADING NU PASSER: Vince Ferragamo 8-9-0 for 127 yards NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Vince Ferragamo, 129 yards ATTENDANCE: 76,231 NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Vince Ferragamo NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Bob Martin
Official recapNebraska trailed stubborn Miami 9-7 at the half but rallied behind 24 second-half points and quarterback Vince Ferragamo to defeat the Hurricanes 31-16.
Miami, a team coached by former Husker assistant Carl Selmer that had taken Oklahoma to the hilt before losing 20-17 the previous week, struck for six first-quarter points on two field goals by Chris Dennis. Nebraska's only first-half score was set up when linebacker Jim Wightman recovered a Hurricane fumble on the Miami 25. Five plays later, I-back John O'Leary scored from three yards out with 10:20 left in the half. However, the Hurricanes led 9-7 at the break after Dennis kicked an 18-yard field goal four minutes later.
Nebraska came out in the third quarter behind Ferragamo's throwing and O'Leary's running to score 10 points and take a 17-9 lead. In the final frame, the Huskers finally put the game out of reach, scoring on an eight-yard run by O'Leary and a 40-yard pass from Ferragamo to Bobby Thomas to make it NU 31, UM 9. Miami scored once before the final gun, making the final score 31-16.
So Nebraska had gone through its nonconference schedule with a perfect 4-0 mark and was ready for its Big 8 opener against the inspired Kansas Jayhawks.