Sept. 30, 1978
Nebraska 28 7 14 20 - 69 Indiana 0 10 0 7 - 17 First Quarter NEB - I.M. Hipp 9 run (Billy Todd kick) 11:14 NEB - Hipp 6 run (Todd kick) 7:48 NEB - Tim Wurth 2 run (Todd kick) 4:23 NEB - Hipp 8 run (Todd kick) 2:27 Second Quarter IND - Mike Friede 24 pass from Scott Arnett (David Freud kick) 11:32 IND - Freud 35 field goal, 10:00 NEB - Rick Berns 1 run (Todd kick) 3:18 Third Quarter NEB - Hipp 9 run (Todd kick) 12:54 NEB - Frank Lockett 65 pass from Tom Sorley (Todd kick) 6:41 Fourth Quarter NEB - Bruce Dunning recovered blocked punt in end zone (kick failed) 14:06 NEB - Wurth 37 run (Dean Sukup kick) 12:56 NEB - Jim Kotera 2 run (Sukup kick) 0:34 IND - Mark Fishel 19 pass from Tim Clifford (Freud kick) 0:03 NU IU First Downs.............. 32 12 Rushing Net...........65-418 55-120 Passing Net ............ 198 156 Comp.-Att.-Int ... 10-17-0 8-23-2 Total Offense........ 75-613 63-276 Punts-Avg. .......... 4-37.0 10-30.4 Fumbles-Lost ........... 4-4 4-2 Penalties-Yards ....... 9-95 3-45LEADING NU RUSHER:
I.M. Hipp 123.LEADING NU PASSER:
Tom Sorley 8-13-0 for 168 yards.ATTENDANCE: 42,738NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
I.M. Hipp (ABC-Chevrolet Offensive Player of Game)
123 yards and 4 TDs.NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
Lee Kunz 16 tackles, 11 unassisted.
Indiana was no match for the Nebraska Cornhuskers as NU beat the Hoosiers 69-17. Nebraska gained 613 yards in total offense as the Huskers raised their record to 3-1.
A regional ABC-TV audience and 42,738 watching in the rain at Bloomington, watched as the Huskers scored touchdowns the first four times they had the football. I.M. Hipp, who gained national prominence against Indiana in 1977, scored the first two touchdowns for Nebraska. The NU I-back raced in from nine yards for the first score and in from six, four minutes later.
The game was decided before the first quarter ended with the Huskers holding a demanding 28-0 lead. NU added a second period TD, two in the third quarter and three more in the final stanza, to make the score NU-69, IU-17.
Hipp-ABC-TV Offensive Player of the Game-gained 123 yards and scored four times for the day. Tim Wurth, a second team I-back, also contributed two touchdowns as he gained 95 yards. Tom Sorley continued his fine passing attack completing eight for 168 yards.