Rich Glover (79) brings down Oklahoma quarterback Jack Mildren in the Game of the Century. Glover, from Jersey City, is one of several standout ex-Huskers to come out of New Jersey. Now, with Rutgers, the state has a Big Ten school.

Nov. 25, 1971

As if making 22 tackles against Oklahoma in 1971 wasn’t enough, Nebraska middle guard Rich Glover also recovered a fumble.

But it was his knockdown of Jack Mildren’s final pass attempt on fourth-and-14 with 70 seconds left that preserved the Huskers’ 35-31 victory in the Game of the Century.

Glover lined up against Oklahoma’s All-America center Tom Brahaney and took him to school.

“Glover just ate his lunch the whole game,” NU defensive tackle Larry Jacobson said. “A lot of times when Brahaney did knock him off the ball, he’d come back and make plays off the sideline because he was quick enough to do that.”

Of Glover’s 22 tackles, 19 were assisted. That’s still a school record.

Glover said defensive line coach Monte Kiffin told him “to take care of the dive, then work on the quarterback.”

Did he ever.

— Julie Koch

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