Nebraska 42
Iowa 7

Sep. 11, 1982 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ESPN (delay)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Iowa 0 0 0 7 7
Nebraska 14 14 0 14 42
First quarter
NU: Doug Wilkening 3 run (Kevin Seibel kick) 9:03
NU: Irving Fryar 41 pass from Turner Gill (Seibel kick) 1:30 
Second quarter
NU: Roger Craig 6 run (Seibel kick) 8:50
NU: Wade Praeuner fumble recovery in end zone (Seibel kick) 0:30 
Fourth quarter
UI: Tom Grogan 4 run (Tom Nichol kick) 7:53
NU: Todd Brown 9 pass from Gill (Seibel kick) 6:06
NU: Jeff Smith 80 run (Seibel kick) 5:00 

A-76,013
                        UI         NU 
First downs ........... 11         24  
Rushes-yards ....... 37-97     56-343  
Passing yards ......... 93        160  
  Comp-Att-Int ... 10-21-1    10-18-0  
Total offense ..... 58-190     74-503
Return yards ........... 3         91  
Punts ............. 8-51.1     5-44.6  
Fumbles-lost ......... 2-1        2-2  
Penalties-yards ..... 5-34       4-40  
Possession time .... 27:24      32:36

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
UI: Owen Gill 7-58, Eddie Phillips 14-57, Norm Granger 3-15.

NU: Rozier 18-127, Smith 2-87, Craig 15-57. T. Gill 9-40, Wilkening 6-32.

Passing
UI: Grogan 10-4-0-55, Chuck Long 7-5-1-31.
NU: T. Gill 16-9-0-144.

Receiving
UI: Mike Hufford 4-67, Phillips 3-5.
NU: Fryar 6-127, Craig 2-10.
 
MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS
1982 Nebraska-Iowa football, Roger Craig photoRoger Craig is hit after picking up a first down. · Quad-City Times · Newspapers.com

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Recap

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Nebraska exploded for two touchdowns in each of the first two quarters, then added two more in the fourth quarter as the Huskers romped to an impressive 42-7 win over defending Big Ten champion Iowa in the season opener.

In the first quarter, fullback Doug Wilkening started things off with a three-yard touchdown run, then Turner Gill threw a 41-yard TD pass to wingback Irving Fryar, who went on to catch six passes for 127 yards on the day.

Roger Craig added a six-yard TD run in the second period, and just before halftime, defensive end Wade Praeuner broke the Hawkeyes’ backs by recovering a fumble in the Iowa end zone for a 28-0 halftime lead.

Nebraska added icing to the cake in the fourth quarter on a nine-yard pass from Gill to Todd Brown and an 80-yard run by Jeff Smith.

H’MAX NOTES: At halftime, Iowa had just one net yard of total offense to Nebraska’s 250. … Praeuner’s touchdown came after the center snap sailed over quarterback Chuck Long’s head on a second-and-one play at the Iowa 29 … Smith’s 80-yard touchdown run came on his first varsity carry.

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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