Nebraska 68
New Mexico St. 0

Sep. 18, 1982 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
New Mexico St. 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 14 14 33 7 68
First Quarter
NU: Mike Rozier 3 run (Kevin Seibel kick) 11:40
NU: Rozier 1 run (Seibel kick) 4:26
Second quarter
NU: Todd Brown 18 pass from Turner Gill (Seibel kick) 12:49
NU: Rozier 2 run (Seibel kick) 4:25
Third quarter
NU: Jeff Smith 68 run (Seibel kick) 14:43
NU: Jim Thompson 9 pass from Nate Mason (Grant Campbell kick) 11:43
NU: Mark Schellen 1 run (kick failed) 9:10
NU: Tim Brungardt 25 run (kick failed) 3:38
NU: Ricky Simmons 61 pass from Bruce Mathison (Campbell kick) 2:18 
Fourth quarter
NU: Brungardt 7 run (Mark Hagerman kick) 8:39

                       NMS        NEB 
First downs ........... 10         43  
Rushes-yards ....... 27-93     78-677  
Passing yards ......... 89        206  
  Comp-Att-Int ... 10-24-2    14-26-0  
Total offense ..... 51-182    104-883
Return yards ........... 0         46  
Punts ............. 8-41.9     1-43.0  
Fumbles-lost ......... 3-2        2-0  
Penalties-yards ..... 3-17     13-103  
Possession time .... 22:18      37:42
Third-down conv. .... 3/13       8/14

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
RUSHING
NMS: James Hebert 12-56. Kim Locklin 8-31

NEB: Rozier 14-149, Smith 7-126, Brungardt 9-65, Mathison 3-51, Mason 6-50, Craig 5-49, Tom Vergith 3-34, Schellen 6-23, Mark Moravec 8-23

PASSING
NMS: Jamie McAlister 23-10-1-89

NEB: Gill 13-10-0-93, Mathison 4-1-0-61, Mason 7-2-0-31

RECEIVING
NMS: Al Tanner 2-35, Rusty Griffin 2-19, Locklin 2-12

NEB: Jamie Williams 4-30, Brown 3-39, Irving Fryar 2-19, Simmons 1-61

ADDITIONAL STATS

Attendance: 76,141

Coverage

Recap
Ricky Simmons

Ricky Simmons’ 61-yard TD reception gives the Huskers a 61-0 lead in the third quarter. | VIDEO

NCAA records fall as Huskers’ offense erupts

Nebraska’s high-powered offense broke four NCAA single-game records as the Huskers swept to a 68-0 whitewashing of outmanned New Mexico State.

Before the final gun sounded, Nebraska had gained 883 yards of total offense to break the NCAA mark of 875 set by Oklahoma vs. Colorado in 1980, picked up 677 rushing yards without a loss to top the old mark of 645 by Texas-El Paso vs. New Mexico State in 1948, recorded 36 first downs rushing to break the old record of 35 by Colorado vs. Northwestern in 1978, and rolled up 43 first downs to snap its own record of 42 set against Colorado the previous season.

Six Husker backs rushed for 49 or more yards, led by Mike Rozier’s 149 (including three touch­downs) and Jeff Smith’s 126.

H’MAX NOTES: The Aggies’ deepest penetration on offense was to the Nebraska 38 yard line in the fourth quarter. … Jeff Smith’s 68-yard TD run came on the Huskers’ first offensive play of the second half.

Recap & photo 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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