Nebraska 23
Missouri 19

Oct. 23, 1982 - 2:50 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Missouri 0 7 3 9 19
Nebraska 3 3 3 14 23
First quarter
NU: Kevin Seibel 33 field goal, 5:24
Second quarter
MU: Andy Gibler 1 pass from Brad Perry (Todd Richmond kick) 11:34
NU: Seibel 23 field goal, 0:17
Third quarter
MU: Brad Burditt 23 field goal, 6:56
NU: Seibel 29 field goal, 1:50
Fourth quarter
MU: Burditt 51 field goal, 9:07
NU: Mark Schellen 1 run (Seibel kick) 4:46
NU: Bruce Mathison 16 run (Seibel kick) 2:36
MU: Gibler 24 pass from Mike Hyde (pass failed) 0:53

                        MU       NU 
First downs ........... 20       22  
Rushes-yards ....... 40-86   54-319  
Passing yards ........ 211       77  
  Comp-Att-Int.... 21-41-3   9-20-0  
Total offense ..... 81-297   74-396
Return yards ........... 0      120  
Punts ............. 6-45.0   3-38.3  
Fumbles-lost ......... 0-0      4-3  
Penalties-yards ..... 4-15     4-19 
Possession time .... 31:16    28:44
Third-down conv. ... 10/21     9/17
Fourth-down conv. .... 1/1      0/0

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
RUSHING
MU: Wallace Snowden 11-48, Tracey Mack 13-36.

NU: Mike Rozier 17-139, Jeff Smith 8-52, Mathison 8-37, Turner Gill 7-35, Roger Craig 4-30.

PASSING
MU: Perry 34-18-3-150, Hyde 7-3-0-61.

NU: Gill 10-4-0-42, Mathison 10-5-0-35.

RECEIVING
MU: James Caver 7-90, Gibler 4-68, Snowden 4-21, Mack 4-5.

NU: Rozier 3-24, Jamie Williams 2-19, Irving Fryar 2-14.

ADDITIONAL STATS

ATTENDANCE: 76,406

Coverage

Recap
Bruce Mathison

Bruce Mathison took over at QB after Turner Gill was knocked out of the game. The ABC color commentator called the hit on Gill “unnecessary.” | VIDEO | Photo courtesy of Nebraska Athletics

Huskers fend off upset threat from Tigers

When Husker quarterback Turner Gill left the game with a mild concussion late in the first half and Missouri leading, 7-6, Nebraska’s 122nd consecutive sellout crowd (76,406) and a regional ABC television audience sensed a strong possibility of an upset by the visiting Tigers.

That sensation was a little stronger six minutes into the fourth quarter when Mizzou’s Brad Burditt kicked a 51-yard field goal to give the Tigers a 13-9 lead. But seldom-used senior quarterback Bruce Mathison had his legs under him by that time and he took the Huskers 70 yards in 11 plays for a 16-13 lead with 4:45 left. After a Brent Evans interception, Mathison capped the Husker comeback by sprinting 16 yards to score at the 2:36 mark for an insurmountable 23-13 lead.

I-back Mike Rozier, not expected to play because of a painful hip pointer, came off the bench to rush for 139 yards and earned Big Eight player-of-the-week honors.

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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