The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida on January 2, 1972 · 80
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The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida · 80

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Sunday, January 2, 1972
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L& ¥ M ym v xV '' r VSS M ill A4syifv v ’Sfc And Referees Indicate Route to Cornhuskers’ Third TD cm ras Continued From Page ID almost unbelievable performer was the favorite for lineman’s honors It could well have been Glover’s greatest game even more impressive than his performance against Oklahoma when the Huskers won 35-31 The top player honors will be announced today Fleet Johnny Rodgers most dangerous runner on the field was brilliant particularly on a 77-yard touchdown run on a punt return that almost defied description It was very reminiscent of the run which he made against Oklahoma on Thanksgiving Day a gallop from which the Sooners actually never recovered ABOUT 95 per cent of the action came in the first half with the last two periods producing only Bama’s lone touchdown a Nebraska field goal and the fifth Cornhusker TD Nebraska benefited greatly from two Bama fumbles and a costly pass interference penalty against the 1 ide in the first half Five different players got the Nebraska touchdowns — Tagge sub quarterback Van Brownson fullback Jeff Kin-nev and Gary Dixon on short plunges and Rodgers on his punt runback As things turned out it was far far from a thrilling Orange Bowl contest but the big crowd had to know it Orange Bowl Action Photos By Bill Kuenzel Mike O’Bryon Jim Birmingham Boh East Bill Samlers Battle Vaughan 31arlin Levison And t John Wallhcr V was looking at one of the truly great college machines of recent times NEBRASKA showed its power the first time it got the ball marching from its 37 to the Bama 21 before the Tide stiffened and took over on downs on the 30 Thanks mainly to Mussc 's 22-yard sortie the Tide got to Nebraska’s 39 but on fourth down a high snap from center Pat Raines on a punt gave Nebraska the ball on the Husker 47 Four plays later a long mtes ii Em pass from Tagge intended for Woody Cox was ruled complete on the Bama two-yard line for interference by Steve Williams and Kenney got the touchdown on the first plunge Rich Sanger’s placekick was wide right and Nebraska led 6-0 with 2:01 left in the opening period BAMA COULDN’T do anything with the ball and Greg Gantt punted to the Nebraska 23 The ball bounced into the arms of Rodgers who appeared trapped then sudden ly shot into the clear along the south sideline He was put completely in the clear at the Alabama 35 by a Bob Terrio block on Jimmy Grammer This time Tagge passed to Maury Dam-kroger for a two-point con version and it was 14-0 as time expired in the quarter On Nebraska’s kickoff opening the second period Williams fumbled when hit by Randy Borg at the Bama 27 and John Peterson covered for the Huskers A Tagge-to-Dixon pass put the ball on the nine and four plays later Tagge rammed over right guard for the third Husker TD IT WASN’T much later when Rodgers caught a Tagge pass fumbled and the ball rolled to the Bama one-yard line where Steve Wade covered for the Tide Nebraska converted this play into its fourth score when Glover forced Steve Bisceglia into a fumblq at the four-yard line Dixon ran for two then for the score with S' !? 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