Game summary: 1962 Nebraska vs. Michigan football
The Nebraska Cornhuskers made history here Saturday afternoon. They got their first win in history over Michigan, 25-13. The win was the second in a row for Nebraska. Coach Bob Devaney’s charges crushed South Dakota, 534 in the season opener. Some (7,000 fin viewed the upset from Michigan’s huge stadium on a Band Day, feature of the Wolverines football opener. . Mahrnrl’ .trill rtir lie T3i(T Eight Conference play next Saturday when Iowa State visits the Capital City. First Quarter Nebraska won the toss of the coin and elected to receive, Dennis Stuewe return ing the ball to the 35. The Huskers were stopped on their first series of downs and Dennis Claridge punted to Michigan’s! 27. Michigan moved the ball to the NU 45 on 7 plays, but were then forced to punt, NU’s Stuewe returning the punt 13 yards to the 23. On the first play, Willie Ross fumbled and Michigan recovered on the NU 29. Michigan moved the ball to the 11-yard line, before the Huskers toughened and held. Bill Dodd tried a field goal from the 17, but It was no good-After taking over on their own 20, Nebraska was unable in mnvp tho hall and minted t6 Michigan’s 38. The Wolverines pushed the ball down to the NU 32, before Al Fischer’s defensive gem halted the Michigan attack. Nebraska took over the ball as the first period ended in a scoreless tie. A 3 Second Quarter Dennis Stuewe opened the lecond period with a sparkling 42-yard run to the Michigan 24-yard line. Bill (Thunder) Thornton’s crushing block played an important part of the long run. After several setbacks, Claridge passed to Stuewe on a screen pass, and he moved the ball to a first down on the MU 14. Fullback Gene Young hit to the 11. Halfback Stuewe then rocketed across from the 11 for the touchdown with aid from -another- shattering. Thornton block. Jim Baffico’s extra toint attempt was good, as Nebraska lumped to a 7-0 lead with 12:40 left in the second quarter. Harvey Chapman returned the NU kickoff to Michigan’s 39 The Wolverines then pow- ered their way to the NU 8. Dave Glinka’s 23-yard pass to Chaoman. and Dave Rai- mey’s 15-yard run highlighted the drive. Nebraska stiffened, and on a 4th down situation from the 3 yard line, Clinka started to on pass, was rushed and sprinted for the TD. Trying for a 2-point PAT, Glinka’s pass was no good, as NU still led 7-6. After trading punts, the Huskers had trouble moving the ball until Waricn Powers gained 14 yards and a rst down on a draw play. A oen-alty moved the ball to the NU 47. Claridge passed good to Jim Huge down to MU’s 39. The Huskers were then thwarted and punted out of the end zone. Michigan was forced to punt as the second half ended with NU leading 7-6. ‘ pow- Rai- Third Quarter Nebraska kicked off, Michigan returning the ball to the 28. MU punted, Nebraska was penalized for clipping and took over on the 19. A boot-legging Claridge moved the ball to the 32. Claridge then hit Dick Callahan at the 44. Three plays failed to get a first down but MUwas offside and.NU gained a first down. Halfback Dave Thelsen flipped a pass to Huge for 31 yards and a first down on the MU 14. Five plays put the ball on the one, then Thunder Thornton plunged for the TD. Baffico’s PAT kick was no good, as NU took a 13-6 lead with 7:50 left. A fumbled pitch-out gave NU possession on the MU 44, after Michigan was starting to move the ball. The Husk ers were unable to capitalize on the miscue and punted, Michigan taking over on the 20. Speedster Dave Raimey then fumbled on the first play and NU recovered on the 28. After a pick-up of 4-yards, Warren Powers, on a trap-play, gained 19-yards to the MU 5. Kent McCloughan drove to the one. Then a penalty pushed the ball back to the 6. On a beautiful fake to Thornton, Claridge scored from 6-yards. Trying for the two-point PAT, NU failed, but led 19-6. After the kickoff, 7 plays and a 15-yard penalty put Michigan down to the NU 26 as the third period endedr- Fourth & Quarter JSi 3 U u M Michigan took only 5 plays to score as Dick Rindfuss carried the final 4 yards. Bob Timberlake kicked the extra point as NU’s lead was re duced to 19-13 with iz:3U re maining. Michigan kicked off and Thornton returned the kick and fumbled, but big Bob Brown recovered on the NU 25.”Thornton gained 9, then Claridge hit-Larry Donovan at the MU 48. Claridge, roll ing out, sprinted to the 39. Despite penalties, NU man aged to get to the MU 25, on a Claridge to Huge pass good for 18 yards. Three plays failed to gain adequate yardage. On a 4th and 7 situ ation Claridge hit Callahan on a jump pass to the 16 and a first down. Thornton, on a trap play to the left side, romped 16 yards for the ‘score. On a try for two-points, Claridge’s keeper fcH short as NU went out to a 25-13 lead. On the kickoff, Bill Corn- stock belted a Michigan ball carrier and then recovered 31. a on -Penn a in on the 25. On the first play, MU made John Faiman fumble and MU took over on the 31. MU was unable to move the ball and the Wolverines had a bad punt and NU took over on the 50. NU, eating up time, moved to the 27 before losing the ball on downs. Michigan vainly tried to score as time ran out as Nebraska recorded one of it’s greatest football upsets, 25-13.