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Nebraska completely dominated action as the Cornhuskers ran their record to 8-1 to set the stage for the Big Eight title showdown against Oklahoma with a 14-0 win over Oklahoma State.

thornton (2K)A muddy field, fumbles and penalties hampered several NU scoring thrusts after the Huskers jumped out 14-0 in the first quarter, scoring on drives of 76 and 62 yards on their first two possessions. Nebraska’s total offense was 397 yards, and the Scarlet defense held OSU to 127 — and the Cowboys only once invaded Nebraska territory. It was the first NU win over O-State in three tries.

H’MAX NOTES: OSU quarterback Mike Miller entered the game as the Big Eight's leader in passing yardage (867 through seven games), but he managed just 31 aerial yards against the Cornhuskers. … NU came up empty on four possessions that penetrated the OSU 15 yard line. … The 1920, ’21 and ’22 teams were honored at the game.

Nebraska 14
Okla. State 0

Nov. 17, 1962
Lincoln, NE
Oklahoma State      0  0  0  0  —   0
Nebraska           14  0  0  0  —  14
 
First quarter
NEB — Bill Thornton 8 run (Dennis Claridge run), 8:07
NEB — Claridge 6 run (pass failed), 2:20

                      OSU       NEB
First downs             5        22
Rushing yards       25-96    72-272
Passing yards          31       125
  Comp-Att-Int     4-12-2    6-13-1
Total offense      37-127    85-397
Punts                6-33      2-38
Fumbles lost            0         1
Yards penalized        44        38

RUSHING
OSU: Derrick 11-52; Hollis 3-5; Jackson 2-24; Parent 4-7;
     Adcock 1-6; Bryant 2-5; Thomas 1-3; Miller 1-minus-6.
NEB: Claridge 13-53; Thornton 19-53; Ross 10-51; Powers 5-33;
     McCloughan 7-29; Stuewe 8-20; Johnson 4-17; Young 2-9;
     Paschall 1-4; Martin 2-4; Tucker 1-minus-1.
 
PASSING
OSU: Miller 4-12-2 31.
NEB: Claridge 6-12-0 125; Tucker 0-1-1 0.
 
RECEIVING
OSU: Brewington 1-20; Derrick 1-5; Hollis 1-3; Karns 1-3.
NEB: Callahan 2-63; Huge 1-35; Eger 1-14; Ross 1-13; Theisen 1-0.
 
PUNT RETURNS
OSU: Derrick 1-5.
NEB: Stuewe 1-14; Johnson 1-12; Martin 1-4; Tucker 1-0.

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