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Tom Osborne celebrated his 40th coaching victory by watching I.M. Hipp shatter the Nebraska rushing record and Indiana, 31-13.

Hipp, making his first start because Rick Berns was injured, staged a brilliant exhibition of running. The 5-11, 200-pound sophomore carried 28 times for 254 yards, smashing Berns' mark of 211 at Hawaii in 1976. It was the highest rushing total of any back in the nation to date and earned Hipp Big 8, AP and UPI Back of the Week honors.

Hipp didn't score a TD, but he left that up to teammates and they hit on 31 for the third straight week.

Hipp's effort came against a good Indiana team that kept the issue in doubt until the final 10 minutes. After the Husker Black Shirts stopped a Hoosier fourth-down gamble to preserve a 17-13 edge, Nebraska added two touchdowns to sew up the third win of the year and a 3-1 nonconference record.

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SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER


Nebraska 31
Indiana 13

Oct. 1, 1977
Lincoln, NE
Indiana           7   3   3   0  -  13
Nebraska         10   7   0  14  -  31

First quarter
IND - Scott Arnett 10 run (David Freud 
      kick) 9:08
NEB - Safety (Arnett slipped in end zone) 5:24
NEB - Ken Spaeth 2 pass from Randy Garcia
      (I.M. Hipp run) 2:28
Second quarter
NEB - Tom Sorley 1 run (Billy Todd kick) 5:32
IND - Freud 30 field goal, 0:18
Third quarter
IND - Freud 36 field goal, 9:52
Fourth quarter
NEB - Tim Smith 6 pass from Sorley (Todd 
      kick) 7:07
NEB - Sorley 5 run (Todd kick) 0:58

                            IND      NEB
First Downs .................20       17
Rushing, Net.............66-306   53-350
Passing, Net.................39       55
  Comp-Att-Int ......... 5-13-1   5-16-0
Total Offense............79-345   69-405
Punts-Avg. ............... 4-36     5-38
Fumbles-Lost ...............2-2      3-1
Penalties-Yds .............4-36     7-65
LEADING NU RUSHERS:
I.M. Hipp, 254, (Nebraska Record); Tom Sorley 35.
LEADING NU PASSERS:
Randy Garcia, 2-7-0 for 32 yards; Tom Sorley 3-9-0 for 23 yds.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: I.M. Hipp, 254 yards.
ATTENDANCE: 76,034 (Capacity No. 91)
NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
I.M. Hipp (Big 8, National AP and UPI Back of the Week).
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: George Andrews.
 
 
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