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Nebraska Football Moment At No. 76 On Sports Illustrated's List Of The 100 Greatest Moments In Sports History

Sports Illustrated published today a list of the 100 Greatest Moments In Sports History. 

There are a number of college sports’ moments on the list. One of them is Nebraska football related. 

The Huskers' 1971 game against Oklahoma made the list, coming in at No. 76. Dubbed the "Game of the Century," Nebraska beat the Sooners, 35-31, thanks, in part, to a punt returned for a touchdown by Johnny Rodgers. 

Here's what SI had to say about the moment. 

DATE / Nov 25, 1971

LOCATION / Oklahoma Memorial Stadium | Norman, Okla.

MOMENT/ Dubbed the "Game of the Century," this matchup between Nebraska and Oklahoma didn't disappoint. The Cornhuskers struck first on a 72-yard punt return touchdown by Johnny Rodgers and never looked back, beating the Sooners 35-31.

IMPACT / Rodgers would win the Heisman Trophy in 1972, while the Cornhuskers marched on in 1971, winning their second straight national championship.

Here's video of Rodgers' return. 

You can read SI's full list here.

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