Nebraska 37
Oklahoma 14

Nov. 21, 1981 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Owen Field | Norman, OK | KETV
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 10 14 10 3 37
Oklahoma 7 0 7 0 14
1st quarter
OU: Buster Rhymes 20 run (Michael Keeling kick)
NU: FG Eddie Neil 38
NU: Roger Craig 19 run (Kevin Seibel kick)
2nd quarter
NU: Phil Bates 16 run (Seibel kick)
NU: Mitch Krenk 6 pass from Mark Mauer (Seibel kick) 
3rd quarter
OU: Darrell Shepard 1 run (Keeling kick)
NU: FG Neil 37
NU: Bates 2 run (Seibel kick]
4th quarter
NU: FG Neil 24

A-74,807
                         NU        OU 
First downs              27        21 
Rushes-yards         63-314    53-277 
Passing yards           148        73 
  Comp-Att-Int      11-18-1    6-15-0
Total offense        81-462    68-350
Return yards             28         9 
Punts                3-34.3    4-40.5 
Fumbles-lost            0-0       5-3 
Penalties-yards        7-65      2-32 
Time of possession    33:00     27:00

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
 Nebraska, Mike Rozier 24-105, Craig 18-102, Bates 12-75.
 Oklahoma, Stanley Wilson 21-164, Shepard 15-57, Alvin Ross 9-34

Passing
 Nebraska, Mauer 11-16-1-148.
 Oklahoma, Shepard 3-6-0-39, Kelly Phelps 3-9-0-34.

Receiving
 Nebraska, Krenk 3-35, Rozier 2-52, Anthony Steels 2-30.
 Oklahoma, Paul Clewis 2-31, Wilson 2-22.

Coverage

Recap

Mauer guides Huskers to win in Norman

Coach Tom Osborne’s Cornhuskers survived two early Oklahoma scares and went on to ease years of frustration with a 37-14 win on the Sooners’ home turf that sent the Huskers to Miami with an unbeaten Big Eight record.

It looked like a familiar script at first, when the Sooners went 80 yards in six plays after the opening kickoff to take a 7-0 lead. OU was moving again after a Husker field goal, but was stopped by the first of five fumbles, and when Nebraska scored TDs on its next three possessions to take a 24-7 halftime lead, the game was all but decided.

With quarterback Turner Gill out, Mark Mauer filled in with a classic performance. Much-maligned early in the season, Maurer completed 11 of 16 passes against the Sooners for 148 yards and one TD, and directed a Husker offense that out-rushed the vaunted OU wishbone for the second straight year, 314-277.

Pregame & team info
1981 schedule
04/25 Whites 22, Reds 21
09/12 @ Iowa L 7-10
09/19 Florida St. W 34-14
09/26 Penn St. L 24-30
10/03 Auburn W 17-3
10/10 Colorado W 59-0
10/17 @ Kansas St. W 49-3
10/24 @ Missouri W 6-0
10/31 Kansas W 31-15
11/07 @ Oklahoma St. W 54-7
11/14 Iowa St. W 31-7
11/21 @ Oklahoma W 37-14
01/01 Clemson L 15-22
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