Nebraska 41
Auburn 7

Oct. 2, 1982 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Jordan-Hare Stadium | Auburn, AL
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 7 7 20 41
Auburn 7 0 0 0 7
Turner Gill

Turner Gill looks for a receiver under pressure from Vernon Blackard. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
First quarter
NU: Doug Wilkening 15 run (Kevin Seibel kick) 9:54
AU: Bo Jackson 4 run (Al Del Greco kick) 1:51
Second quarter
NU: Todd Brown 58 pass from Turner Gill (Seibel kick) 3:32
Third quarter
NU: Mike Rozier 2 run (Seibel kick) 7:03
Fourth quarter
NU: Rozier 12 run (Seibel kick) 10:59
NU: Mark Schellen 41 run (Seibel kick) 7:27
NU: Tim Brungardt 13 run (kick failed) 1:24

A-73,900
                        NU        AU
First downs  .......... 31        13
Rushes-yards ...... 68-342    43-171
Passing yards ........ 162       116
  Comp-Att-Int ... 10-19-1    7-11-1
Total offense ..... 87-504    54-287
Return yards .......... 13        18
Punts ............. 2-50.5    4-43.0
Fumbles-lost ......... 4-2       3-3
Penalties-yards ..... 3-45      3-15
Possession time .... 36:44     23:16
Third-down conv. ... 16/20      4/13
Fourth-down conv. .... 2/2       0/2

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
NU: Rozier 24-88, Wilkening 9-60, Schellen 5-54, Gill 11-50, Jeff Smith 8-42.

AU: Lionel James 8-69, Ron O'Neal 8-40, Jackson 5-18.

Passing
NU: Gill 19-10-1-162.
AU: Randy Campbell 10-6-1-91.

Receiving
NU: Brown 2-78, Jamie Williams 2-24, Shane Swanson 2-18.

AU: Chris Woods 3-59, Ed West 2-25.

ADDITIONAL STATS

Coverage

Recap

Huskers’ strong second half tames Tigers

Critics wondered whether Nebraska would be able to recover quickly enough from the previous week’s heart-breaking loss at Penn State to handle a tough, unbeaten Auburn team on the Tigers’ home turf-and for more than a half, there was plenty of reason to wonder.

The Huskers struggled to a 14-7 halftime lead and had an anything-but-safe 21-7 advantage after three quarters. Nebraska had benefited from two drive-ending Tiger fumbles to establish that lead, but the Huskers made some key defensive adjustments in the second half to shut off the home club’s outstanding outside speed, and then scored on three consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter to make the final score a deceptively comfortable 41-7.

On the minus side, wingback Irving Fryar sprained an ankle, starting a series of injuries that kept him far from full speed for the next six games.

H’MAX NOTES: The Huskers converted on 16 of 20 third downs and were 2 for 2 on fourth-down plays. … That success contributed to a 12½-minute advantage in time of possession. … Running back Roger Craig did not make the trip after aggravating a thigh injury in the Penn State game.

Recap source: 1983 media guide

Game stories
Pregame & team info
1982 schedule
04/24 Red 24, White 9
09/11 Iowa W 42-7
09/18 New Mexico St. W 68-0
09/25 @ Penn St. L 24-27
10/02 @ Auburn W 41-7
10/09 @ Colorado W 40-14
10/16 Kansas St. W 42-13
10/23 Missouri W 23-19
10/30 @ Kansas W 52-0
11/06 Oklahoma St. W 48-10
11/13 @ Iowa St. W 48-10
11/26 Oklahoma W 28-24
12/04 @ Hawaii W 37-16
01/01 LSU W 21-20
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