AP story: 1982 Nebraska football Red-White spring game
Soph QB shines for Nebraska Sophomore quarterback Craig Sundberg was the standout of Saturday’s 33rd annual Nebraska spring football game, rallying the White squad to within a point of the Reds before switching sides and snuffing the comeback he started. For the record, the Red squad, made up of first- and fourth-team players, beat the second- and third-team White squad 24-9. But many players switched jerseys throughout the game, and it was hard to tell who should get credit for the victory. Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne, noting that there were 16 fumbles during the game, said play was “sloppy.” Sundberg started for the White squad, but went to the other side of the field when Red quarterback Nate Mason was shaken up In the third quarter. Sundberg completed 12 of 22 passes for 141 yards, including one touchdown pass for the Reds. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Sundberg was injured last year and elected to redshirt. Heading into spring practice a month ago, he was listed third behind quarterbacks Turner Gill and Mason and wasn’t expected to see much playing time. Gill, who started several games last season, is still recovering from last fall’s leg injury. Mason, whose injury Saturday was not serious, was the game’s leading rusher with 77 yards on 13 carries. He completed one of two passes for 17 yards, but was not expected to throw much because he has been nursing an injury. The Reds took a quick 10-0 lead, scoring on their first two possessions. Kevin Seibel booted a 21-yard field goal. Minutes later, following a Sundberg fumble, the Reds’ Roger Craig scored on a two-yard run.