Nebraska 58
South Dakota St. 7

Sep. 21, 1963
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
South Dakota St. 0 0 0 7 7
Nebraska 14 23 21 0 58

1963 Nebraska vs South Dakota State game photo Sun, Sep 22, 1963 – Page 36 · The Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska) · Newspapers.com


First quarter
NEB — Rudy Johnson 36 run (Johnson kick) 11:40
NEB — Johnson 14 run (Johnson kick) 5:38
Second quarter
NEB — Kent McCloughan 4 run (Johnson kick) 5:55
NEB — McCloughan 2 run (Dave Theisen kick) 3:20
NEB — Ron Meyer tackled by Monte Kiffin in end zone for safety, 1:45
NEB — Bruce Smith 1 run (Theisen kick) 1:06
Third quarter
NEB — Dennis Claridge 1 run (Johnson kick) 8:00
NEB — Bobby Hohn 51 run (Theisen kick) 6:16
NEB — Fred Duda 2 run (Theisen kick) 2:03
Fourth quarter
SDS — Ed Maras 23 pass from Meyer (Gale Douglas kick) 1:50

                           NU    SDS
First downs ............   20      5
Rushing net ............  352    -17
Passing net ............  106     48
Total offense  .........  458     31
Passes .................  4-8   5-17
Interceptions by .......    0      1
Punts .................. 1-34   8-37
Fumbles lost ...........    2      2
Yards penalized ........  105     16

 Leading NU rusher: Bobby Hohn, 64 yards
 Leading NU passer: Dennis Claridge, 4 for 8 — 106 yards
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 Attendance: 34,493

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Huskers open with rout of Jackrabbits

It was no contest as the powerful Nebraska Cornhuskers opened the 1963 season by defeating undermanned South Dakota State, 58-7.

Nebraska led, 37-0, at halftime and piled up a 58-0 margin before the Jackrabbits tallied late in the game. South Dakota State didn’t earn its initial first down until the third quarter.

H’MAX NOTES: The visitors had minus-22 net yards in the first half and didn’t get a first down until the third quarter. … The game was played in a light drizzle. … The SDSU score came on a 49-yard drive against the Husker reserves. … The score would have been even more lopsided if SDSU hadn’t stopped three NU drives near the goal in the first half. … It was Nebraska’s highest point total since 1927.

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