Nebraska 53
South Dakota 0

Sep. 22, 1962 - 2 p.m. Central
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
  Rushing .............. 5        18
  Passing .............. 1         8
  Rushing .............. 0         1
Net yards rushing .. 42-89    56-313
Net yards passing ..... 14       142
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 4-8-1   11-17-0
Total offense ..... 50-103    73-455
Punts-Average ...... 11-27      1-46
Fumbles-Lost ......... 2-0       4-3
Penalized-Yards ..... 8-38      7-65

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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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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