Nebraska 31
Colorado 6

Oct. 27, 1962
Folsom Field | Boulder, CO
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 0 23 8 31
Colorado 0 6 0 0 6
Second quarter
CU - Bill Symons 1 run (kick blocked) 9:41
Third quarter
NU - Rudy Johnson 28 run (John Faiman kick) 10:31
NU - Dennis Claridge 30 run (kick failed) 3:46
NU - Safety, Larry Tomlinson sacked Frank Cesarek in end zone, 2:51
NU - Bill Comstock 11 pass from Claridge (Dick Callahan pass from Faiman) 0:42 video
Fourth quarter
NU - Gene Young 2 run (Tomlinson pass from Tucker), 0:52

                      NU       CU
First downs ......... 24       18
  By rushing ........ 19        7
  By passing ......... 4        9
  By penalty ......... 1        2
Rushing yards ... 58-365    42-94
  Yards gained ..... 368      153
  Yards lost ......... 3       59
Passing yards ....... 90      150
  Comp-Att-Int .. 5-15-1  14-28-1
Total offense ... 73-455   70-244
Punts ........... 2-23.5   3-38.7
Fumbles lost ......... 1        1
Yards penalized ..... 68       16

RUSHING
NU: Claridge 13-73; Young 12-86; Ross 7-19; Johnson 4-45; McCloughan 8-34; Martin 3-11; Powers 5-59; Theisen 3-13; Paschall 2-19; Sebastian 1-6.
CU: Symons 16-67; Harris 10-41; Mavity 10-16; Cesarek 6-minus-30

PASSING
NU: Claridge 4-14-1 75; Theisen 1-1-0 15.
CU: Symons 14-27-1 150; Ethridge 0-1-0 0.

RECEIVING
NU: Callahan 2-30; Tomlinson 1-22; Comstock 1-11; Eger 1-27.
CU: McGuire 6-73; Mavity 2-28; Blair 2-26; Wissmiller 1-12; Irvine 1-9; Melville 1-4; Harris 1-minus-2.
		 
Attendance: 34,183


quotes (1K)The all-around class of Nebraska quarterback Dennis Claridge led the Huskers past the four-touchdown underdogs. … Nebraska’s total-offense edge of 455-244 yards just about represented the true difference between the teams.” Frank Hawaway, Denver Post

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Rudy Johnson carries the ball

Explosive third quarter buries the Buffs

Colorado became the third team in as many games to surprise the Cornhuskers and force come-from-behind efforts.

Heavy favorites to make the Buffs victim No. 6 – ensuring the first winning season since 1954 – Nebraska was foiled by miscues and penalties in the first half and couldn’t get its potent offense rolling. And some fine running by Leon Mavity and Bill Symons gave CU a 6-0 halftime lead as the Buffaloes surprised a homecoming crowd in Boulder by twice stopping NU threats.

claridge (2K) But again the Huskers’ superior depth turned the tide, with Nebraska erupting for 23 points in 10 minutes of the third period and adding another TD in the final period.

The turnaround began when end Jim Huge, who had dropped a fourth-down pass at the goal line in the final seconds of the first half, recovered a Colorado fumble on the CU 28. On the next play, Rudy Johnson ran off left tackle for a touchdown. On Nebraska’s next possession, Dennis Claridge circled left end on a keeper play for 30 yards and a touchdown, ending an 80-yard drive. Less than a minute later, CU quarterback Frank Cesarek was tackled in the end zone by Larry Tomlinson for a safety while trying to pass. Two minutes later, NU scored on an 11-yard Claridge pass to Bill Comstock.

H’MAX NOTES: How unusual was the Huskers’ 23-point third quarter? NU had scored that many points in an entire game just seven times in the previous seven seasons (1955-1961). … Don’t miss the footage of the Huskers’ wild double extra point. … After the win, the Huskers moved up to No. 10 in the UPI coaches’ poll and were just two spots out of the AP poll, which ranked just 10 teams.

 

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