Lyell Bremser audio, 1971 Nebraska @ Oklahoma football
Paul Jacobsen’s transcripts
Joe Wylie in to kick.
Wylie stands at his own 24, waits for the snap.
Rodgers deep for Nebraska.
Here’s Wylie’s kick.
It’s high, it holds up there.
Rodgers takes the ball at the 30.
He’s hit and got away.
Back upfield to the 35, to the 40.
He’s to the 45!
He’s to the 50, to the 45!
To the 40, to the 35!
To the 20!
To the 10!
HE’S ALL THE WAY HOME!
MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD, DID THAT PUT ’EM IN THE AISLES!
JOHNNY THE JET RODGERS JUST TORE ’EM LOOSE FROM THEIR SHOES!
The winning touchdown:
And now it’s third down, 2 to go for the touchdown.
The clock shows a minute and 55 seconds.
Nebraska wants to use all of it they can.
Two shots to go two yards.
Jeff Kinney in the top of the I.
Tagge the quarterback calls his count at the line of scrimmage.
Taking a long count. There he gives to Kinney.
Kinney over the left side, TOUCHDOOWWN!
SEVENTY-FOUR YARDS ON THAT DRIVE!
Seventy-four yards on that drive,
and Nebraska forges into the lead, 34 to 31.
OH, MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD,
I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD LIVE THIS LONG
TO SEE THIS KIND OF A FOOTBALL GAME.
One thirty-eight left to play on that scoreboard clock.
The try for the point.
Tagge will hold, Sanger will kick. This kick is important.
The ball is snapped.
It’s down, the kick is up, the kick is good.
And it’s 35-31. Oklahoma must get a touchdown.
They have a minute and 38 seconds to do it.
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