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Nebraska's Cornhuskers, playing before 76,053 in Memorial Stadium, opened the 1974 season in fine style as the Big Red destroyed the University of Oregon 61-7.

On its first possession, Nebraska scored as the Huskers drove 44 yards in five plays. Wingback Don Westbrook scored on a 22-yard inside reverse with 11:11 left in the first quarter and with Mike Coyle's successful kick, Nebraska led 7-0.

Nebraska then scored on its second, third and fourth possessions of the first half as the hapless Ducks couldn't stop the potent Husker attack. Oregon's offense was equally impotent as the Ducks managed only one score, in the fourth quarter.

Statistically, the Huskers dominated Oregon on every count. Nebraska had 26 first downs to Oregon's eight, and the Huskers amassed 472 total offensive yards to Oregon's 191.

Individually, Nebraska was paced by senior I-back Jeff Moran's 69 yards on four carries, senior quarterback Dave Humm's eight pass completions in 12 attempts for 139 yards, and Westbrook's two touchdowns.

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SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER

Nebraska 61
Oregon 7

Sept. 14, 1974
Lincoln, NE
Oregon          0     0     0     7 —  7
Nebraska       23    10    14    14 — 61

First quarter
NEB — Don Westbrook (22, run; Mike Coyle kick), 11:11
NEB — Westbrook (34, pass; Coyle kick), 6:41
NEB — Larry Mushinskie (36, pass; Coyle kick), 4:26
NEB — Team safety (OU's Rick Kane tackled in end zone), 2:31
Second quarter
NEB — Dave Humm (1, run; Coyle kick), 14:19
NEB — Al Eveland (45, field goal) :01
Third quarter
NEB — Tony Davis (1, run; Coyle kick); 11:04
NEB — Brad Jenkins (recovered Jeff Moran's fumble
 in end zone, Coyle kick), 7:50
Fourth quarter
NEB — Dave Gillespie (6, run; Coyle kick), 9:49
NEB — Gary Higgs (17, run; Eveland kick), 7:09
ORE — Norval Turner (3, run; Stan Woodfill kick), 3:46

                             NU     ORE
First Downs ................ 26       8
Rushing, Net .............. 333      78
Passes, Comp-Att-Int ... 8-14-0  9-16-1
Passing, Net .............. 139     113
Total Offense ............. 472     191
LEADING NU RUSHERS: Jeff Moran 69, John O'Leary 60.
LEADING NU PASSER: Dave Humm 8-12-0 for 39.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Dave Humm, 143.
ATTENDANCE: 76,053
NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Don Westbrook, Dave Humm.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Bob Martin.
 
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