No. 13 Nebraska sprinted out to a 28-3 halftime lead and never looked back on its way to a 28-16 win over No. 17 Colorado on Nov. 3, 1973 in "This Week in Husker History."
The win was the third for the Huskers over ranked opposition in 1973, as
Quarterback David Humm passed for 121 of his 148 yards in the first half. Humm finished with two touchdown passes while going 11-for-21 through the air. Tony Davis led the Husker ground game with 97 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 25 attempts.
The Huskers wasted no time sprinting out to the early lead. On the first drive of the game, NU marched 75 yards in seven plays and just 2:16. A pair of Humm passes finished off the drive. First, a 44-yard strike to Dave Shamblin gave the Huskers 1st-and-Goal at the CU 9. Then, Humm found tight end Brent Longwell for a nine-yard touchdown pass that gave Nebraska a 7-0 lead with the extra point.
Midway through the first quarter, the Huskers built on their lead thanks to a
The Buffaloes scored on their first drive of the second quarter on a 31-yard field goal by Fred Lima to cut
The Huskers rushed seven times to drive to the Buff 3. A two-yard run by Ralph Powell on first down put the Huskers just one yard away from scoring their fourth touchdown of the half, but a Humm run for no-gain and an incomplete pass had the Huskers settling for a field goal. As
In the fourth quarter,