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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Throw out the records - Bruins shock Huskers
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

Sept. 9, 1972

UCLA won two games last season; Nebraska won the national championship. The Cornhuskers, riding a 32-game unbeaten streak and led by All-American wingback Johnny Rodgers, are three-touchdown favorites in tonight's season opener. But UCLA pulls off a shocker, upsetting the preseason No. 1 team. In his first game as the Bruins' wishbone quarterback, Mark Harmon, a transfer from Pierce College and son of Heisman Trophy winner Tom, throws for a 46-yard touchdown, runs two yards for another TD and leads UCLA on its winning, 57-yard drive late in the fourth quarter.

Confronted with a third-and-11 at the Nebraska 33, Harmon completes a 13-yard pass. This sets up Efren Herrera's 30-yard field goal with 22 seconds left that gives UCLA a stunning 20-17 win before 67,702 fans at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

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