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Nebraska 64
TCU 10

Sept. 25, 1976
Lincoln, NE
TCU           10    0    0    0  -  10
Nebraska      14   24   19    7  -  64

First Quarter
TCU: Ruben Ray 27 field goal, 9:36
NEB: Dave Shamblin 10 pass from Vince Ferragamo (Al Eveland kick) 6:06
TCU: Gerry Modzelewski 1 run (Ray kick) 3:22
NEB: Dave Butterfield 87 punt return (Eveland kick) 0:37
Second Quarter
NEB: Bobby Thomas 31 pass from Ferragamo (Eveland kick) 8:54
NEB: Eveland 30 field goal, 3:23
NEB: Dodie Donnell 10 pass from Ferragamo (Eveland kick) 1:36
NEB: Thomas 10 pass from Ferragamo (Eveland kick) 0:26
Third Quarter
NEB: Eveland 25 field goal, 11:15
NEB: Eveland 34 field goal, 3:27
NEB: Dale Zabrocki 5 run (Ron VanderMeer kick) 1:37
NEB: Byron Stewart 7 run (VanderMeer kick failed) 0:34
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Byron Stewart 2 run (VanderMeer kick) 10:56

                            TCU       NU
First Downs.................. 7       22
Rushing Net .............. 38-8   45-192
  Comp-Att-Int ........ 10-21-4  17-27-1
Passing Net ............... 164      231
Total Offense........... 59-172   72-433
Return yards ................ 2      135
Punts-Average ............ 7-38     3-36
Fumbles-Lost .............. 5-3      2-1
Penalties-Yards........... 8-92     7-65

Attendance: 74,981

LEADING NU RUSHERS:
Byron Stewart 64, Rich Berns 47, Monte Anthony 34. LEADING NU PASSERS:
Vince Ferragamo 218. NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER:
Vince Ferragamo 217. NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Vince Ferragamo. NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Dave Butterfield. More individual stats

Tony Samuel

Official recap

After an early scare by the Horned Frogs, Nebraska took advantage of seven TCU turnovers, a strong rushing attack, and the pinpoint passing of Vince Ferragamo to roll to a 64-10 win.

As 74,981 fans viewed Nebraska's first home game, TCU led Nebraska in the early going. A recovery of a TCU fumble of a Nebraska punt and an 87-yard punt return for a touchdown by Dave Butterfield put Nebraska ahead 14-10 at the quarter. From that point on it was all Nebraska. Ferragamo tied the school record of four touchdown passes in a single game, and he did it all in the first half as Nebraska built a 38-10 lead.

TCU managed 26 yards total offense in the second half while Nebraska scored 26 more points to make the final score 64-10.

Seventy-six players saw action for Nebraska as coach Tom Osborne gave everyone a chance to play. Byron Stewart, a fifth string I-back going into the game, led Nebraska in rushing with 64 yards on 13 carries. Ferragamo continued his pinpoint passing by hitting 15 of 23 passes for 218 yards.

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