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by Ivan Maisel

University of Nebraska


Norman, Okla. | Nov. 25, 1971

The first modern Game of the Century lived up to its billing: No. 1 Nebraska edged No. 2 Oklahoma, 35-31, in a game that came down to the final seconds. But all anyone remembers is the first score of the game: the Huskers' Johnny Rodgers' skittering 72-yard punt return. To this day, whether Rodgers scored because of an uncalled clip depends on your favorite shade of red: Sooner crimson or Husker scarlet.