Nebraska 54
Oklahoma St. 7

Nov. 7, 1981
Lewis Field | Stillwater, OK | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 17 0 28 9 54
Oklahoma St. 0 0 7 0 7
NEB: Turner Gill 4 run (Kevin Seibel kick) 
NEB: Gill 9 run (Seibel kick)
NEB: FG Eddie Neil 27
NEB: Mitch Krenk 9 pass from Gill (Seibel kick)
NEB: Roger Craig 69 run (Seibel kick)
OSU: Ron Ingram 8 pass from Rusty Hilger (Larry Roach kick)
NEB: Mike Rozier 93 kickoff return (Seibel kick) 
NEB: Todd Brown 32 pass from Mark Mauer (Seibel kick)
NEB: Safety, Ike Jackson tackled by Tom Gdowski in end zone 
NEB: Bruce Mathison 18 run (Seibel kick)

A-48,500
                         NU       OSU 
First downs              30        17 
Rushes-yards         73-425     37-41 
Passing yards           121       221 
Return yards             82        32 
Passes               9-14-1   15-34-6 
Punts                2-36.0    4-39.5 
Fumbles-lost            3-2       1-1 
Penalties-yards        6-77      5-34 
Time of possession    34:25     25:35

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
 Nebraska, Craig 12-121, Rozier 19-102, Gill 13-42, Tim Brungardt 7-37, Anthony Steels 2-25, Mathison 3-25, Phil Bates 7-24, Tom Rathman 4-20.
 Oklahoma State, Shawn Jones 13-55. Ernest Anderson 6-17.

Passing
 Nebraska, Gill 8-10-1-89, Mauer 1-4-0-32.
 Oklahoma State, Hilger 9-19-3-137, John Doerner 5-12-2-75.

Receiving
 Nebraska, Krenk 4-53, Brown 2-50.
 Oklahoma State, Ingram 4-84, Dirk Davis 3-43, Terry Young 2-22, Mark Cromer 1-23, John Chesley 1-20.

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Recap

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Huskers batter top-rated defense

Sparked by the magic of Turner Gill, Nebraska scored on its first three possessions to take a 17-0 lead, then went on the blitz Oklahoma State, 54-7, before a regional television audience.

Gill directed touchdown drives the first two times Nebraska had the ball, and accounted for both scores himself on four- and nine-yard runs. Playing little more than a half, he completed eight-of-10 passes for 89 yards and one TD, and rushed for 42 more yards and the two scores. When he and the Husker offense were done, they had shredded a Cowboy defense, which came into the contest ranked first in the nation, for 546 yards of total offense.

The defense, meanwhile, gave up just 41 yards on the ground, but yielded 221 in the air and suffered the “indignity” of giving up a TD in the third quarter-ending a string of 22 TD-less quarters.

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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