Nebraska 37
Hawaii 16

Dec. 4, 1982 - 11:30 p.m. Central
Aloha Stadium | Honolulu, HI
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 0 7 30 37
Hawaii 7 3 6 0 16
First quarter
UH: Bernard Quarles 4 run (Lee Larsen kick) 7:05
Second quarter
UH: Larsen 40 field goal, 11:07
Third quarter
UH: Larsen 27 field goal, 9:12
NU: Irving Fryar 31 run (Kevin Seibel kick) 6:06
UH: Larsen 42 field goal, 1:58
Fourth quarter
NU: Seibel 23 field goal, 11:51
NU: Turner Gill 18 run (Seibel kick) 11:27
NU: Roger Craig 6 run (Seibel kick) 10:14
NU: Doug Wilkening 10 run (Seibel kick) 3:06
NU: Fryar 70 punt return (kick failed) 1:33

                       NU        UH
First downs .......... 26        16
Rushes-yards ..... 66-479     34-96
Passing yards ........ 96       203
  Comp-Att-Int ... 6-15-1   17-41-1
Total offense..... 81-575    75-299
Return yards ......... 89        18
Fumbles-lost ........ 3-1       4-1
Penalties-yards .... 8-77      4-20
Punts-average .... 4-17.5    6-39.2
Possession time ... 32:17     27:43
Third-down conv. ... 6/15      4/17
Fourth-down conv. ... 1/2       1/2

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
NU: Craig 18-127, Mike Rozier 14-111, Fryar 6-69, Jeff Smith 4-66, Gill 6-56, Wilkening 9-39.

UH: Quarles 16-37, Anthony Edgar 8-30.

Passing
NU: Gill 5-1-0-36, Bruce Mathison 7-4-1-19.

UH: Quarles 33-14-1-169, Raphael Cherry 8-3-0-34.

Receiving
NU: Todd Brown 3-54, Jamie Williams 2-23.

UH: Duane Coleman 4-53, Ray Butler 2-39, Walter Murray 2-31, Edgar 2-16, Mike Scott 2-16, Kurt Kafentzis 2-14.

ADDITIONAL STATS

Attendance: 46,876

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Recap
Irving Fryar

Irving Fryar’s big plays in the second half helped Nebraska win comfortably in the end. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics

Huskers’ late charge averts island upset

For three quarters, the 46,876 on hand at Aloha Stadium — including some 8,000 Nebraskans — could hardly believe what they were seeing. Heavy underdog Hawaii had built a 10-0 halftime lead, was still in command, 16-7, entering the final period, and Nebraska was showing no signs of rallying to prevent the college football season’s biggest upset.

However, the nation’s most potent offense took advantage of defense-created opportunities early in the fourth quarter, exploded for 30 points in a little over 10 minutes, and the Huskers kept their fleeting national-title hopes alive with a 37-16 win that was anything but a romp.

Despite the struggle, though, NU rolled up 479 yards on the ground, led by senior Roger Craig’s 127 and Mike Rozier’s 111, the latter wrapping up an NU record season (1,689 yards).

Recap source: 1983 media guide

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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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