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Nebraska 27
Texas Tech 24

Dec. 31, 1976
Houston, TX
Nebraska       7     7    13     0   -  27
Texas Tech     3    14     7     0   -  24

First Quarter
NEB: Rick Berns 1 run (Al Eveland kick) 5:42
TTU: Brian Hall 28 field goal 1:22
Second Quarter
TTU: Billy Taylor 14 pass from Rodney Allison (Hall kick) 12:08
TTU: Taylor 11 pass from Allison (Hall kick) 2:14
NEB: Mark Dufresne, 22 pass from Vince Ferragamo (Eveland kick) 0:33
Third Quarter
TTU: Taylor 8 run (Hall kick) 11:32
NEB: Berns 18 run (Eveland kick failed) 9:19
NEB: Chuck Malito 23 pass from Ferragamo (Eveland kick) 7:01

                       NU       TT
FIRST DOWNS            21       24
  By Rushing           10       13
  By Passing            9       11
  By Penalty            2        0
NET YARDS RUSHING     164      191
  Rushing Attempts     48       42
  Yards Gained        191      206
  Yards Lost           27       15
NET YARDS PASSING     232      193
  Attempted            24       23
  Completed            14       15
  Intercepted           0        0
TOTAL OFFENSE      72-396   65-384
PUNTS-AVERAGE      4-39.7   3-36.3
  Blocked               0        0
PUNT RETURNS-YDS     2-11      1-3
K.O. RETURNS-YDS     2-12     5-64
PENALIZED-YARDS       1-5     2-21
FUMBLES-LOST          2-2      4-1

Official recap.

Two back-to-back third-quarter touchdowns moved Nebraska from a 24-14 deficit to a 27-24 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the 1976 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl.

Those two TDs came on an 18-yard run by Rick Berns and a 23-yard Vince Ferragamo-to-Chuck Malito pass. The touchdown pass was set up by a partially blocked Texas Tech punt by Kent Smith and Ted Harvey.

With Nebraska ahead by 27-24 entering the fourth quarter, the game was far from over. Twice before in '76 - against Missouri and Oklahoma - the Huskers saw fourth-quarter leads vanish. But the third time was the charm for Nebraska.

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NEBRASKA
RUSHING            Att  Yds  TD  Lng
Donnell              8   34   0    9
Berns               27  118   2   24
Craig                5   27   0    7
Ferragamo            7  -18   0    4
Stewart              1    3   0    3

PASSING   Att  Com  Int Yds  TD  Lng
Ferragamo  23   13   0  183   2   35
Craig       1    1   0   49   0   49

RECEIVING           No  Yds  TD  Lng
Craig                3   24   0   11
Berns                2   10   0    6
Dufresne             2   31   1   22
Donnell              1    1   0    1
Shamblin             2   45   0   24
Malito               3  107   1   49
Spaeth               1   14   0   14

PUNTING           No  Yds  Avg.  Lng
Lessman            4  159  39.7   49

RETURNS              Punt  KO    Int
Hansen                1-6  0-0   0-0
Butterfield           1-5  0-0   0-0
Craig                 0-0  1-11  0-0
Berns                 0-0  1-1   0-0

TACKLES      AT  UT  TT
Phillips      0   3   3
Pruitt        0   5   5
Fultz         0   2   2
Samuel        0   1   1
Andrews       0   3   3
Pillen        0   8   8
Eichelberger  0   7   7
Wightman      0   1   1
Smith         2   1   3
Butterfield   0   3   3
Harvey        0   3   3
Anderson      0   1   1
Valasek       1   7   8
Kunz          0   1   1
Carpenter     0   3   3
Davis         1   1   2
Lindquist     1   1   2
Young         0   1   1


TEXAS TECH
RUSHING            Att  Yds  TD  Lng
Taylor              13   46   1   21
Allison             14   89   0   25
Isaac               13   54   0   13
Williams             2    2   0    4

PASSING   Att  Com  Int Yds  TD  Lng
Allison    23   15   0  193   2   25

RECEIVING           No  Yds  TD  Lng
Isaac                4   41   0   19
Nelson               1   14   0   14
Taylor               4   33   2   14
Turner               2   25   0   14
Williams             3   63   0   25
Brown                1   17   0   17

PUNTING           No  Yds  Avg.  Lng
Kuykendall         3  109  36.3   61
RETURNS             Punt   KO    Int
Patterson            1-3   0-0   0-0
Berlingeri           0-0   1-17  0-0
Nelson               0-0   2-36  0-0
Isaac                0-0   2-11  0-0

TACKLES      AT  UT  TT
Buell         0   9   9
Howard        2   6   8
McCright      0   3   3
Mock          0  10  10
Krahl         0   4   4
Arledge       0   5   5
Patterson     0  10  10
Roberts       1   5   6
Dupree        0   2   2
Emerson       0   3   3
Frazier       0   3   3
Bothwell      0   2   2