Nebraska 40
Kansas 16

Nov. 10, 1962
Memorial Stadium | Lawrence, KS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 16 16 8 0 40
Kansas 0 0 8 8 16
First quarter
NU - Willie Ross 4 run (Dennis Claridge run) 10:00
NU - Ross 32 run (Larry Tomlinson pass from Claridge) 1:38
Second quarter
NU - Claridge 1 run (Bill Thornton run) 14:38
NU - Kent McCloughan 20 run (Thornton run) 11:23
Third quarter
NU - Ross 26 run (McCloughan pass from Claridge), 9:18
KU - Armand Baughman 14 pass from Rodger McFarland (McFarland run) 6:38
Fourth quarter
KU - Charles Graham 16 pass from Brian Palmer (Lloyd Buzzi run) 2:08

                       NU       KU
First downs .......... 21       14
Rushing yards .... 71-369   30-122
Passing yards ........ 11      149
  Comp-Att-Int .... 1-3-0  10-20-1
Total offense .... 74-380   50-271
Punts .............. 4-43     5-34
Fumbles lost .......... 1        0
Yards penalized ...... 15       15

RUSHING
NU: Ross 12-111; McCloughan 4-53; Thornton 12-50; Powers 11-44; Johnson 4-23; Theisen 5-22; Stuewe 6-21; Young 5-17; Martin 2-10; Paschall 2-10; Claridge 4-9; Tucker 2-6; Bonistall 2-minus-7.

KU: Sayers 15-107; Coleman 3-18; Palmer 1-10; Baughman 4-10; Crandall 1-3; Brooks 1-3; Leiker 1-minus-11; McFarland 4-minus-18.
 
PASSING
NU: Claridge 1-3-0 11.
KU: Palmer 4-6-0 79;
    McFarland 5-11-1 59;
    Sayers 1-2-0 13;
    Keating 0-1-0 0.
 
RECEIVING
NU: Eger 1-11.
KU: Buzzi 2-57; Graham 2-27; Sayers 1-24; Baughman 1-14; Shinn 1-13; Roberts 1-8; Marshall 1-6; Leiker 1-2.
 
Attendance: 37,063


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Cornhuskers manhandle favored Jayhawks

Could the Cornhuskers bounce back after the title-bearing defeat by Missouri? The question was answered in amazing fashion as Nebraska completely demoralized a fine Kansas team, exploded for a 40-0 lead in the third quarter and coasted to a 40-16 victory.

ross_willie (1K)It was Willie Ross leading the attack — scoring three TDs and, with 111 yards rushing, almost equaling KU’s total ground production — with massive support from the Scarlet line.

An interesting sidelight to an unexpected lopsided contest: All seven TDs were followed by two-point conversions. (The season’s success rate for major schools was .450.)

H’MAX NOTES: The Lawrence Journal-World reported: “In less than 20 minutes, Nebraska had built up a 32-0 lead without once resorting to its highly regarded aerial game. … Nebraska ran only three plays outside the ends in that wild first half. The rest were slashes inside, with the visiting line just manhandling and trapping the bewildered Jayhawks.”…

John Faiman, the Huskers’ PAT kicker and No. 2 quarterback, broke a leg in practice earlier in the week. Also, Dennis Claridge and Bill “Thunder” Thornton had been considered doubtful because of ankle injuries. … On the KU sideline was assistant coach Bill Jennings, the former Nebraska head coach. … The Jayhawks never advanced beyond their own 45 yard line in the first half. … The Huskers were underdogs by 8 to 10 points. … The Jayhawks entered the game as the nation’s No. 2 rushing team at 279.9 yards per game, but the Huskers tripled them in ground yardage, 369-122. …

It was Nebraska’s highest point total in a game in eight years, and the 40 points exceeded NU’s scoring in the previous five NU-KU games combined, all of which were Kansas victories. … The game was the Huskers’ first against Omaha high school star Gale Sayers, who topped 100 yards but did not score.

 

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