The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida on January 2, 1971 · 47
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The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida · 47

Miami, Florida
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Saturday, January 2, 1971
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nosCjeiT's Piaii UJp 2® Jerry Nebraska Bids for No 1 By Whipping LSU 17-12 Continued From Page ID Comhuskers’ fine end Willie Harper earning the award as the most valuable lineman There wasn’t much to choose between the clubs in the final analysis Each had its great moments as well as its weak periods STATISTICS bear out the closeness of the struggle LSU had 20 first downs to Nebraska’s 18 and 227 yards passing to the Cornhuskers’ 161 On the ground Nebraska had the edge 132 to 51 Total offense figures read 293 for the winners 278 for the losers It was just that close Louisiana State was hampered considerably by the loss early in the first quarter of its best running back Art Cantrelle His replacement Chris Dantin did more than an adequate job but still Cantrelle's absence had Whiskers LSLTs Ruddy Lee Pursued by Larry Jacobson r" m m’Wm Tagge Tosses to hurt the Tiger ground attack The rivals sparred around in the early part of the game as was expected The Tigers appeared ready for the first serious bid when they moved from their 20 to Nebraska’s 43 but Dantin missed a hand-off at that point and Dave Walline a fine defensive tackle all night covered for the Cornhuskers NEBRASKA moved from its 43 to the LSU eight but the Tigers got tough and Paul Rogers kicked a 26-yard field goal to get the Huskers on the scoreboard Tagge was the big man in the drive both passing and running Thirty-four seconds after Rogers’ field goal Nebraska had its first touchdown and a 10-0 lead It came about when LSU quarterback Buddy Lee fumbled on the first play after the kickoff and Harper cov diet First Handle on Jacobsons And Harper Recoers lo f 14-Yard Strike lo Tight End Jerry List Who Rumbles ered for Nebraska on the Tiger 15 Joe Orduna ran wide for 12 and then smashed through left tackle for the TD Rogers converted with two minutes still left in the quarter After stumbling around for most of the second period with its passers — Lee and Bert Jones — taking a fierce beating due to poor pass protection LSU got moving from its 24 yard line Andy Hamilton took a 22-yard pass from Lee then two more shots for 17 and six to the Nebraska 34 Lee ran for 10 to the 20 and then got away for nine and one-half Needing inches for another first down Lee was caught by Harper for a 10-yard loss and on fourth down Mark Lumpkin kicked a 37-yard field goal Nebraska however was guilty of illegal use of hands on the kick and LSU had the Mrcnl Tackle Set Up TD T T T T rfry? choice of taking the field goal or the penalty which would have left it still with inches to go on fourth down With only 49 seconds left in the half Coach Charlie McClendon elected to take the three points already on the board LSU CAME out of the dressing room ready to play football after the halftime intermission Taking the third quarter kick on its 20 LSU sent Dantin roaring for 25 yards on a quick opener Two plays later Nebraska’s Joe Blahak was guilty of interfering with Hamilton on an incomplete pass and LSU was on the Huskers’ 32 Dantin ran for 17 more but on third down with a yard to go at the Nebraska seven Dantin slipped and lost a yard so Lumpkin booted a 25-yard field goal with 1 1 :49 still left in the period LSU got another chance almost immediately when Bill Norsworthy intercepted a Nebraska pass on the Tiger 48 but the SEC club couldn’t move and had to punt NEITHER CLUB did much until late in the third quarter when LSU launched a 75-yard drive that wound up in its lone touchdown of the night Lee hit Hamilton for 16 then roamed off tackle for 10 and when Nebraska was penalized for piling on the Tigers were at the Nebraska 34 Three plays later Lee found A1 Coffee all alone at the six-yard line dropped a perfect pass in his arms and the touchdown was easy Defender Jim Anderson slipped on the way back to defend making Coffee’s simple task on easier one The kick for the extra point failed leaving Nebraska in a position to win with a field goal HOWEVER THE Cornhuskers weren’t thinking field goal Taking off from its 33 Nebraska used 10 running plays and four passes to get across the goal The biggest gainer was a 17-yard aerial from Tagge to Jeff Kinney on the LSU five The Tigers gave in grudgingly but Tagge finally pushed the ball over the goal from a yard out Rogers’ conversion produced the night’s final scoring Not long afterward it looked as if Nebraska might pad its lead when it reached the LSU 13 but a fumble was covered by the Tigers LSU backers got their spirits lifted a bit when Jones hit Hamilton with a 30-yard pass to the Tiger 38 but the quarterback fumbled four plays later and Nebraska’s Harder recovered That looked to be it but Tagge dropped the ball with 52 seconds left and LSU got one final shot It was a pass from Jones but it dropped into Nebraska's Bob Terrio’s hands on the Cornhusker 38 and "We're No 1” signs went up all over the Nebraska cheering section Nebrske LSU 0 7—17 0 — 12 Nod— FG Rogers H Neb— Orduna 3 run (Rogers kick) LSU— FG Lumpkin 3A LSU— FG Lumpkin 25 LSU— Coffee 31 pest from Lee foiled) Neb— Teooe 1 run (Rogers kick) A — 80SPe (record) (kick ooti ft 'iMmirnffStA Scls Up 26 ¥ T V ' TTTfyy'Vy yrrT T Y"T yT- c Sat Jan 2 1971 THE JusS for First Down - Yard FG by Paul Rogers and 3-0 Orduna's 3-Yard Run § © at LSU 3-Yard Line Gives Nebraska 10 y’fT’ny ryrT’ry VT T MIAMI HERALD 7-tt ® m gD d Nebraska Lead - 0 Lead n J a ‘in i— iii ‘m tin hT ihi j r i i

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