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Nebraska 25
Michigan 13
« Game 2 | Sept. 29, 1962 | Ann Arbor, MI »
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Thornton's 1-yard TD plunge
 
Upset victory
raises hopes
of NU resurgence
Coach Bob Devaney gained Coach of the Week honors and fullback Bill Thornton was named Back of the Week after the Cornhuskers shocked Michigan, 25-13, before 70,287 Band Day fans — the largest crowd to see Nebraska play in a regular-season game. Thornton scored two TDs and blocked ferociously — his first contact since a preseason shoulder dislocation — while Dennis Claridge hit 6 of 12 passes for 89 yards. Halfback Dennis Stuewe led all rushers with 60 yards.

Entering the fourth quarter, Nebraska led 19-7 before Michigan cut the deficit to 19-13. But Nebraska answered back. On a fourth-and-eight play inside the Michigan 30, Claridge passed to Dick Callahan for a first down. On the next play, Thornton rumbled 16 yards for a touchdown.

H’MAX NOTES: Sports Illustrated reported: “Most credit for the upset belonged to a huge Cornhusker line that allowed Michigan halfback Dave Raimey only 59 yards rushing.” … Nebraska's scoring drives covered 63, 81, 38 and 75 yards. … An ankle injury sidelined Stuewe for the entire second half. …

A crowd of 2,500 welcomed the team Saturday night at the Lincoln airport. … The win earned the Huskers a No. 16 ranking in the UPI coaches' poll. … NU's point total in its first two games was the highest since 1922.

quotes (1K)An itinerant band of Cornhuskers paid their first visit to Michigan in 45 years Saturday, looking for work. They found a fertile field ready for shuckin’. And, man, how they shucked it.” Lyall Smith, Detroit Free Press
Summary
Nebraska         0  7  12  6 — 25
Michigan         0  6   0  7 — 13

Second quarter
NU — Dennis Stuewe 11 run (James Baffico kick)
UM — Dave Glinka 8 run (pass failed)
Third quarter
NU — Bill Thornton 1 run (kick blocked)
NU — Dennis Claridge 5 run (pass failed)
Fourth quarter
UM — Dick Rinfuss 4 run (Bob Timberlake kick)
NU — Thornton 16 run (run failed) video

                       NU       UM
First Downs .......... 17       13
Rushing Yards ....... 222      170
Passing Yards ....... 119       83
  Comp-Att-Int ... 8-15-0   8-21-0
Total offense ....... 341      253
Punts .............. 5-27     5-36
Fumbles lost .......... 2        3
Yds penalized ........ 65       26

RUSHING
NU: Stuewe 3-60; Claridge 13-42; Thornton 9-40;
    Powers 4-38; Ross 6-20; McCloughan 4-15; 
    Faiman 2-13; Young 4-13; Tucker 1-3;
    Thiesen 3-minus-2.
UM: Raimey 17-59; Timberlake 7-36; Sparkman 3-21;
    Dodd 6-21; Rindfuss 4-18; Glinka 1-8;
    Evashevski 3-5; Strobel 1-2; Hood 1-0.

PASSING
NU: Claridge 6-13-0 89; Faiman 0-2-0 0;
    Theisen 1-1-0 30.
UM: Glinka 3-8-0 30; Timberlake 2-4-0 16;
    Chandler 1-5-0 17; Evashevski 1-3-0 17;
    Prichard 1-1-0 3.

RECEIVING
NU: Huge 3-61; Callahan 2-20; Stuewe 1-20; Donovan 1-18.
UM: Rocan 2-26; Strobel 2-24; Chapman 1-8; Hood 1-3;
    Raimey 1-2; Ward 1-0.

PUNTING
NU: Claridge 5-27
UM: O'Donnell 5-36

Attendance: 70,287

LINEUPS
Nebraska
Ends: Donovan, Tomlinson, Comstock, Callahan, Huge
Tackles: Robertson, Kiffin, Kramer, Voss, Fisher.
Guards: Carlson, Kirby, Dervin, Brown, Toogood, McDermott
Centers: Michka, Baffico, Stevenson.
Backs: Claridge, Faiman, Tucker, Ross, Theisen, Stuewe, 
  McCloughan, Johnson, Young, Powers, Thornton.

Michigan
Ends: Brown, Conley, Farabee, Ward, Laskey, Kocawn, Yanz.
Tackles: Houtman, Keating, Mader, O'Donnell, Simkus.
Guards: Minko, Hahn, Marcum, Kurtz, Szymanski.
Centers: Pavloff, Muir, Green.
Backs: Timberlake, Glinka, Evashevski, Chandler, Chapman,
  Strobel, Prichard, Rindfuss, Raimey, Hood, Dodd,
  Sparkman, Schmitt.

Officials: Referee, Mike Delaney. Umpire, Robert Miler.
  Linesman, George Spehn. Field judge, Jay Anderson.
  Back judge, Robert Bahr.
 
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