Quantcast

Whites 29
Reds 26

May 1, 1976
Lincoln, NE
Whites        3    6    6   14  -  29
Reds          7    6    7    6  -  26

First Quarter
WHI: Dean Sukup, 52 field goal, 4:01
RED: Dave Butterfield, 80 punt return (Al Eveland kick) 0:00
Second quarter
WHI: Byron Stewart, 10 run (Sukup kick failed) 9:52
RED: Ron VanderMeer, 40 field goal, 1:03
RED: VanderMeer, 37 field goal, 0:00
Third quarter
RED: Monte Anthony, 1 run (VanderMeer kick)  10:07
WHI: Jim Pillen, 7 blocked punt return (Ed Burns pass to Keith Steward failed) 6:14
Fourth quarter
WHI: Mike Washington, 9 run (Stewart run) 4:42
RED: Dave Gillespie, 60 run (VanderMeer kick failed) 3:55
WHI: Kenny Brown, 21 pass from Randy Garcia (Sukup kick failed) 1:19

                       White      Red
FIRST DOWNS ............. 16       17
  By Rushing ............. 7        8
  By Passing ............. 9        8
  By Penalty ............. 0        1
NET YARDS RUSHING ...... 186      212
  Rushing Attempts ...... 46       48
  Yards Gained ......... 194      251
  Yards Lost ............. 8       39
NET YARDS PASSING ...... 182      142
 Attempted .............. 29       30
 Completed .............. 13       14
 Intercepted ............. 1        1
TOTAL OFFENE ........ 75-368   78-354
Interceptions ............ 1        1
INT. RETURNS-YARDS .... 1-12      1-9
PUNTS-AVERAGE ......... 5-42     4-35
  Had Blocked ............ 0        1
PUNT RETURNS-YDS ...... 2-14     5-71
KICKOFF RETURNS-YDS ... 4-75    6-117
PENALTIES-YDS ......... 5-37     5-53
FUMBLES-LOST ........... 3-3      2-1

Attendance: 18,135

Official recap

In a game that was exciting for both the players and the fans, quarterback Randy Garcia led an inspired White team to a 29-26 upset win over the Reds in Nebraska's annual Spring Game, before 18,135 fans at Memorial Stadium.

During the final period, the lead changed hands three times, including twice in the final four minutes of play.

With the Reds leading 26-23 with only 2:22 to play, White defensive back Paul Letcher intercepted a Tim Hager pass at the Reds' 33 yard line. Five plays later, Garcia hit wingback Kenny Brown in the end zone with a 21-yard scoring pass with 1:19 left in the game, to give the Whites a 29-26 lead.

But it was not over, as the Reds had a chance to tie it with only 14 seconds remaining. However, VanderMeer's 40-yard field goal attempt was wide and the Whites had defeated the favored Reds 29-26, for their second straight win. Last year, the Whites upset the Reds 20-6.

And just like last year, it was Garcia who paced the Whites. For the day, he was 9 of 17 for 129 yards, including the game-winning touchdown pass to Brown.

Full recap here.

LINCOLN JOURNAL & STAR: 1, 2
 
SPRING GAME HISTORY
NU ROSTER


 
WHITE
RUSHING     Att Gain Loss  Net   TD  Long
Burns, E.     1    0    3   -3          0
Berns, R.     9   31    1   30          6
Steward       5   19    0   19          6
Everett       2    5    0    5          3
Zabrockie     8   13    2   11          3
Washington    4   29    0   29    1    12
Stewart:      8   52    0   52    1    16
Kujath        2   16    0   16         10
Brown         2   19    0   19         11
Suelter       1    4    0    4          4
Kennedy       1    0    1   -1          0
Garcia        3    6    2    4          4
TOTAL        46  194    9  185    2      

PASSING      Cp.  Att.   Int.  Yds.  Long
Burns, E.     4    12     1     53     15
Garcia        9    17     0    129     23
TOTAL        13    29     1    182       

RECEIVING    No.     Yds.     TD     Long
Nitzel        4       60       0       17
Steward       1       15       0       15
Smith         2       36       0       23
Brown         3       41       1       21
Everett       3       30       0       12
TOTAL        13      182       1         

PUNTING      No.     Yds.     Avg.   Long
Vanous        5      212       42      55

RETURNS      Punts      K-offs       Int.
Everett       0-0        4-75        0-00
Anderson      1-7        0-00        0-00
J. Pillen     1-7        0-00        0-00
Letcher       0-0        0-00        1-12
TOTAL         2-14       4-75        1-12

RED
RUSHING     Att Gain Loss  Net   TD  Long
Ferragamo     3    2   11   -9          2
Anthony       7   35    0   35    1    11
Donnell       7   37    0   37         14
Walton        2    3    0    3          2
Higgs         4   22    0   22          8
Gillespie    11  106    5  101    1    60
Hager         4    7   17  -10          7
Hipp          8   34    6   28         13
Fitzmorris    2    5    0    5          4
TOTAL        48  251   39  212    2      

PASSING      Cp.  Att.   Int.  Yds.  Long
Ferragamo     9    16     0     63     11
Hager         5    14     1     79     44
TOTAL        14    30     1    142       

RECEIVING    No.     Yds.     TD     Long
Horn          1       12       0       12
Hipp          1        8       0        8
Donnell       2       11       0        6
Spaeth        1        5       0        5
Altman        1        3       0        3
Walton        3       30       0       11
Gillespie     3       17       0        9
Loken         1       44       0       44
Magsamen      1       12       0       12
TOTAL        14      142       0         

PUNTING      No.     Yds.     Avg.   Long
Lessman       4      141       35      55

RETURNS      Punts      K-offs       Int.
Harvey        1-00       2-55         1-9
Gillespie     0-00       2-37         0-0
Butterfield   2-74       0-00         0-0
Vernon        2-3        0-00         0-0
Thiessen      0-00       0-00         1-9
Higgs         0-00       1-8          0-0
Fitzmorris    0-00       1-17         0-0
TOTAL         5-71       6-117        1-9