Nebraska 14
Oklahoma St. 0

Nov. 17, 1962 - 2 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Oklahoma St. 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 14 0 0 0 14

1962 Nebraska-Oklahoma State football, Willie Ross and Bob BrownBob Brown clears the way for Willie Ross. · The Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

First quarter
NEB: Bill Thornton 8 run (Dennis Claridge run) 8:07
NEB: Claridge 6 run (pass failed) 2:20

                     OSU       NEB
First downs .......... 5        22
  Rushing ............ 4        17
  Passing ............ 1         4
  Penalty ............ 0         1
Rushing yards .... 25-96    72-272
Passing yards ....... 31       125
  Comp-Att-Int .. 4-12-2    6-13-1
Total offense ... 37-127    85-397
Punts ............. 6-33      2-38
Fumbles-Lost ....... 1-0       6-1
Penalized-Yards ... 6-44      4-38

RUSHING
OSU: Derrick 11-52; Hollis 3-5; Jackson 2-24; Parent 4-7; Adcock 1-6; Bryant 2-5; Thomas 1-3; Miller 1-minus-6.

NEB: Claridge 13-53; Thornton 19-53; Ross 10-51; Powers 5-33; McCloughan 7-29; Stuewe 8-20; Johnson 4-17; Young 2-9; Paschall 1-4; Martin 2-4; Tucker 1-minus-1.
 
PASSING
OSU: Miller 4-12-2 31.
NEB: Claridge 6-12-0 125; Tucker 0-1-1 0.
 
RECEIVING
OSU: Brewington 1-20; Derrick 1-5; Hollis 1-3; Karns 1-3.

NEB: Callahan 2-63; Huge 1-35; Eger 1-14; Ross 1-13; Theisen 1-0.
 
PUNT RETURNS
OSU: Derrick 1-5.
NEB: Stuewe 1-14; Johnson 1-12; Martin 1-4; Tucker 1-0.

Attendance: 34,329

Coverage

Recap

Fast-starting Huskers stifle Cowboys’ attack

Nebraska completely dominated action as the Cornhuskers ran their record to 8-1 to set the stage for the Big Eight title showdown against Oklahoma with a 14-0 win over Oklahoma State.

thornton (2K)A muddy field, fumbles and penalties hampered several NU scoring thrusts after the Huskers jumped out 14-0 in the first quarter, scoring on drives of 76 and 62 yards on their first two possessions.

Nebraska’s total offense was 397 yards, and the Scarlet defense held OSU to 127. The Cowboys only once invaded Nebraska territory.

It was the first NU win over O-State in three tries.

 

H’MAX NOTES
  • OSU quarterback Mike Miller entered the game as the Big Eight’s leader in passing yardage (867 through seven games), but he managed just 31 aerial yards against the Cornhuskers.
  • NU came up empty on four possessions that penetrated the OSU 15 yard line.
  • The 1920, ’21 and ’22 teams were honored at the game.

 

1962 Nebraska-Oklahoma State, Bob Devaney angryBob Devaney disputes a call that negated a possible touchdown catch by Dick Callahan late in the first half. · The Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

Game stories
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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