Missouri 16
Nebraska 7

Nov. 3, 1962 - 2 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | CBS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Missouri 7 0 3 6 16
Nebraska 0 7 0 0 7

1962 Nebraska-Missouri football, Warren Powers and Vince TurnerWarren Powers tries to get past Missouri’s Vince Turner. · The Kansas City Star · Newspapers.com

First quarter
MU: Johnny Roland 46 run (Bill Leistritz kick) 1:06
Second quarter
NU: Noel Martin 88 pass interception (John Faiman kick) 5:00 
Third quarter
MU: Leistritz 45 field goal, 8:12
Fourth quarter
MU: Jim Johnson 1 run (kick blocked) 14:26 

                        MU        NU
First downs ........... 10         8
  Rushing .............. 9         7
  Passing .............. 1         0
  Penalty .............. 0         1
Rushing yards ..... 57-199    34-141
Passing yards ......... 33         7
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 1-5-1    2-14-3
Total offense ..... 62-232    48-148
Punts ............... 7-31      7-39
Fumbles-Lost ......... 1-0       6-3
Penalized-Yards ..... 1-15      3-15

RUSHING
MU: Roland 14-95; Underhill 11-52; Hinkley 11-19; Otto 4-9; Johnson 9-7; Weber 1-6; Turner 2-5; Russsell 2-4; Tobin 3-2.

NU: Thornton 7-46; Claridge 12-41; Ross 5-31; Powers 1-11; Young 1-5; Johnson 2-5; Stuewe 3-4; Martin 1-2; McCloughan 1-minus-1; Theisen 1-minus-3.

PASSING
MU: Weber 1-3-0 33; Johnson 0-1-0 0; Roland 0-1-1 0.
NU: Claridge 2-13-3 7; Theisen 0-1-0 0.

RECEIVING
MU: Roland 1-33.
NU: McCloughan 2-7.

PUNT RETURNS
MU: Krugman 1-5; Roland 2-3; Johnson 1-4.
NU: Theisen 3-11; McCloughan 1-0.

PASS INTERCEPTIONS
MU: Russell 2-5; Hitchier 1-0.
NU: Martin 1-88.
 
Attendance: 36,501

Coverage

Recap

Defensive battle brings season’s first defeat

With 36,000 Homecoming fans on hand, Nebraska made its bid for the Big 8 leader­ship against the rugged Missouri Tigers. But the Cornhuskers didn’t have enough magic to master the potent Bengals, dropping their first decision of the year, 16-7.

There was consolation in scoring against Mizzou for the first time in four years — Noel Martin’s 88-yard pass interception return — and holding the Tigers to 38 yards rushing in the second half. But Missouri had a Gibraltar defense of its own, and the Tigers adeptly capitalized on Husker miscues — three lost fumbles and three inter­cepted passes.

A Dennis Claridge fumble set up MU’s opening TD, a 46-yard Johnny Roland run. Martin’s inter­ception return tied the game in the second quarter. After Mizzou went ahead on a third-quarter field goal, the Tigers’ vic­tory was sealed when Dave Theisen fumbled a punt and Mizzou recovered at the Nebraska 26, setting up MU quarterback Jim Johnson’s 10-yard TD run early in the fourth period.


Mizzou’s Paul Underhill falls on a fumble.
H’MAX NOTES
  • The pass intercepted by Martin was first tipped by linebacker John Kirby.
  • Every score in the game followed a turnover.
  • There were more interceptions than pass completions.
  • Game footage indicates Johnny Roland fumbled before crossing the goal line on his TD run.

This was the first game of the Nebraska home sellout streak that continues today.
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Pregame & team info
1962 schedule
05/12 Reds 33, Whites 21
09/22 South Dakota W 53-0
09/29 @ Michigan W 25-13
10/06 Iowa St. W 36-22
10/13 North Carolina St. W 19-14
10/20 Kansas St. W 26-6
10/27 @ Colorado W 31-6
11/03 Missouri L 7-16
11/10 @ Kansas W 40-16
11/17 Oklahoma St. W 14-0
11/24 @ Oklahoma L 6-34
12/15 Miami W 36-34
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