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Nebraska opened the 1975 season without a number of key players, but the Huskers pulled out a 10-7 victory over stubborn Louisiana State.

NU got on the board first with a pass from Terry Luck to Bobby Thomas, a five-yard flip late in the first half. Mike Coyle's 37-yard field goal gave Nebraska a 10-0 lead with 5:23 left in the third quarter. LSU stormed back to score just before the quarter ended, and then the two defensive units staged a fourth-quarter standoff.

The Huskers went into battle without All America Rik Bonness (injury) and four players ruled ineligible for the game by the NCAA — Jimmy Burrow, Ray Phillips, Vince Ferragamo and Dean Gissler. It was also the first time all members of the Cornhusker squad were unable to suit up, thanks to a new NCAA rule limiting the squad to 60 in suit.

While it wasn't a high-scoring affair, Nebraska — with a new quarterback, a rebuilt defense and an offensive line that had never started a game together — proved it could win a close one; and 1975 opened on a victorious note.

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SERIES HISTORY
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER

Nebraska 10
LSU 7

Sept. 13, 1975
Lincoln, NE
LSU            0    0    7    0  —  7
Nebraska       0    7    3    0  — 10

Second quarter
NEB — Bobby Thomas 5 pass from Terry Luck
  (Mike Coyle, kick) 1:24
Third quarter
NEB — Coyle 37 field goal, 5:23
LSU — Pat Lyons 10 run (Bobby Moreau kick) 0:49

                     LSU      NEB
First downs .......... 9       15
Rushing net ..... 41-119   57-138
Passing, net ........ 78       81
  Comp-Att-Int .. 8-12-0   9-21-0
Total offense ...... 197      219
Punts ............. 9-43     8-39
Fumbles-Lost........ 5-4      3-1
Penalties-Yards .... 3-1     5-52

RUSHING
LSU: Robiskie 18-43; Trimble 2-33;
 Lyons 4-20; Moreau 2-12; Dow 1-8;
 Francis 6-5; Alexander 8-(-2)
NEB: Davis 16-76; Anthony 9-28;
 O'Leary 5-25; Gillespie 11-19;
 Craig 6-16; Luck 10-(-26)

PASSING
LSU: Lyons 7-11-0-59; Moreau 1-1-0 19
NEB: Luck 8-20-0 81; O'Leary 0-1-0 0

RECEIVING
LSU: Dow 2-29; Robiskie 2-(-1);
 Lane 1-19; Dunphy 1-14; Hemphill 1-12;
 Francis 1-5 
NEB: Thomas 4-45; Malito 2-16;
 Mushinskie 1-10; Craig 1-10

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NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Tony Davis
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Mike Fultz
 
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