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Rodgers’ return vs. Oklahoma still resonates 50 years later – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-09-12 16:07:14 –

Omaha, Nebraska (AP) — Johnny Rogers’ inspiring 72-yard punt return for touchdown was a hallmark of a rare game in response to a “Game of the Century” claim. Rogers helped the 1st Nebraska defeat the 2nd Oklahoma 35-31 in the 1971 Classic.

Fifty years later, he is still asked about the play, and fans often recite the late Riel Bremser’s radio call. Nebraska and Oklahoma will play on Saturday, giving 1972 Heisman Trophy winners the opportunity to zigzag the path of memory.

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