Nebraska 53
South Dakota 0

Sep. 22, 1962
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 6 13 20 14 53
First quarter
NU - Larry Tomlinson 20 pass from John Faiman (kick failed) 3:15
Second quarter
NU - Dennis Claridge 16 run (run failed) 8:37
NU - Joe McNulty 2 run (James Baffico kick) 1:22
Third quarter
NU - David Theisen 27 pass interception (kick failed) 13:35
NU - Kent McCloughan 20 run (Baffico kick) 4:12
NU - John Vujevich 14 pass from Faiman (Baffico kick) 1:37
Fourth quarter
NU - Douglas Tucker 1 run (Faiman kick) 12:50
NU - Noel Martin 1 run (Faiman kick) 9:00

                        SD        NU
First downs ............ 6        27
Net yards rushing ..... 89       313
Net yards passing ..... 14       142
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 4-8-1   11-17-0
Total offense ........ 103       455
Punts-Average ...... 11-27      1-46
Fumbles lost ........... 0         3
Yards penalized ....... 30        65

RUSHING
SD: Scott 16-73; Kevs 11-24; Conway 1-10; Fitzpatrick 1-1; Donnelly 1-1; Walsh 3-minus-7; Schaaf 2-minus-9; Smebakken 5-minus-20

NU: Paschall 5-50; McCloughan 4-42; Ross 6-39; Young 6-31; McNulty 5-26; Powers 6-26; Claridge 3-24; Stuewe 4-17; Johnson 2-13; Tucker 4-13; Vujevich 2-10; Martin 3-7; Smith 1-7; Sebastian 2-7; Theisen 1-4; Faiman 2-3

PASSING
SD: Walsh 4-8-1 14.  

NU: Claridge 3-7-0 27; Faiman 4-5-0 55; Tucker 3-3-0 46; McCloughan 0-1-0 0; Theisen 1-1-0 14.

RECEIVING
SD: Janvrin 2-7; Hannah 1-10; Donnelly 1-minus-3.

NU: Bryan 1-29; McCloughan 2-23; Tomlinson 1-20; Stuewe 1-14; Martin 1-14; Vujevich 1-14; Callahan 1-12; Theisen 1-4; Ross 1-3.
		
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Coyotes crushed in Bob Devaney’s Nebraska debut

In Bob Devaney’s debut as Nebraska’s head coach, the Huskers opened the 1962 season by pounding undermanned South Dakota, 53-0, at Memorial Stadium. With eight different players scoring TDs, the Huskers led 19-0 at halftime, and then added 20 points in the third quarter and 14 in the fourth.

Nebraska had 27 first downs to the Coyotes’ six.

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H’MAX NOTES: It was the Huskers’ highest point total since 1945, when Nebraska beat South Dakota by the same score. … A few minutes after he returned an inter­cep­tion for NU’s first second-half touch­down, halfback Dave Theisen set up Nebraska’s next score with a 30-yard punt return. …

South Dakota’s biggest weapon came in a small package. Halfback Dick Scott, 5-foot-5 and 151 pounds, netted 73 yards on 16 carries, including a long of 25 yards. … South Dakota got all six of its first downs in the final 20 minutes of play. … NU’s third and fourth strings played the entire fourth quarter. … Starting right end Jim Huge suffered a concussion. …

The Omaha paper observed the new coach’s style: “In contrast to the con­fu­sion which has appeared to keep the Corn­husker bench in turmoil during recent seasons, all was in order and business­like.  … Players remained on the bench instead of roaming the side­lines. Devaney gave the orders and his assistants carried them out. The new coach spoke to the players as they left the field – a word of encourage­ment, advice or an occasional verbal whip.”

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LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR: 123
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