Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cornhuskers Amass 524 Rushing Yards, Trounce Texas Tech

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cornhuskers Amass 524 Rushing Yards, Trounce Texas Tech

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No. 1 Nebraska played about 40 minutes of championship football Thursday night. Texas Tech was thankful the Cornhuskers didn't go the full 60.

The Red Raiders gave it their best shot, but, as expected, that left them a distant second in a 42-16 track meet. Nebraska, a 25-point favorite, won by 26 with a second-half surge and by rushing for 524 yards in 63 carries - 8.7 per attempt.

"We played good football, but we didn't play sharp football," Cornhuskers coach Tom Osborne said. "It looked to me like Tech was more excited about playing Nebraska than Nebraska was about playing Tech."

Nebraska began with an almost casual burst of brilliance by quarterback Tommie Frazier, a Heisman Trophy candidate, who raced 58 yards untouched for a touchdown with 2 minutes 5 seconds gone. The Cornhuskers punched in another TD on a 15-play, 98-yard drive when Frazier bounced over from the 3 with 1:47 gone in the second quarter; then the Red Raiders shut them down the rest of the half and put up three points of their own, when Jon Davis kicked a 49-yard field goal. …

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