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Gwilym S. Brown
November 15, 1971
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November 15, 1971

The Week

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Nebraska won its 19th straight game, crushing Iowa State 37-0 as the Cornhuskers caught three State passes, only one less than Cyclone Quarterback Dean Carlson could complete to his own receivers. Husker Slot-back Johnny Rodgers had another dazzling day. He scored one touchdown on a 10-yard run and another on a prancing 62-yard punt return that left thwarted defenders sprawled across the field like fallen sheaves of corn.

In other Big Eight games, Colorado routed Kansas 35-14, and Kansas State, scoring 21 points in the last quarter, rallied to beat Oklahoma State 35-23. Among the Big Ten also-rans, Wisconsin upset Purdue 14-10 on Alan Thompson's three-yard touchdown plunge with nine seconds left; Northwestern walloped Minnesota 41-20; and Illinois won its third straight after six defeats, edging Indiana 22-21.

Toledo ran its winning streak to 32, beating Northern Illinois 23-8. Beloit ended a 29-game losing streak by shutting out Carlton 7-0.

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