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Official recap

In another tough Big 8 contest, the Cornhuskers traveled to Columbia to play the Missouri Tigers. The big job for the Husker defense was to stop the Tigers' outstanding passer, Pete Woods. And stop him they did, holding the Missouri star under his game average and beating the Tigers 21-10.

Nebraska was led by the rushing of junior I-back Richard Berns and the defensive play of monster back Jim Pillen and linebacker Jeff Carpenter. Berns had 81 yards and two touchdowns to head the Husker offense. In addition, kicker Billy Todd added three field goals of 37, 27, and 42 yards. The Huskers' problems came inside the 20 yard line as they were plagued with fumbles and other turnovers.

The big story was the play of the entire Nebraska defensive unit as they continually stopped the Tiger offense, allowing only 10 points.

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SERIES HISTORY
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER

Nebraska 21
Missouri 10

Nov. 5, 1977
Columbia, MO
Nebraska           9   0   6   6  -  21
Missouri           0  10   0   0  -  10

First quarter
NEB: Billy Todd 37 field goal, 5:18
NEB: Richard Berns 1 run (Todd kick 
     failed) 2:37
Second quarter
MIZ: Jeff Brockhaus 35 field goal, 13:08
MIZ: Annise Davis 7 run (Brockhaus kick) 7:37
Third quarter
NEB: Todd 27 field goal, 5:11
NEB: Todd 42 field goal, 0:43
Fourth quarter
NEB: Berns 1 run (Todd kick failed) 7:11

                             NU      MIZ
First Downs .................20       18
Rushing, Net.............62-204   49-150
Passing, Net................152      158
  Att-Comp-Int ......... 21-9-1  26-13-2
Total Offense............83-356   75-308
Return yards ............... 57        6
Punts .................... 3-39     7-27
Fumbles-Lost .............. 4-3      2-1
Penalties-Yards .......... 4-48     3-32
LEADING NU RUSHER: Richard Berns 81.
LEADING NU PASSER: Randy Garcia 4-14-1-97.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Randy Garcia 104.
ATTENDANCE: 67,261.
NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Richard Berns.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Oudious Lee.
 
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