Nebraska 28
Oklahoma 24

Nov. 26, 1982 - 1:45 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | CBS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Oklahoma 7 3 14 0 24
Nebraska 7 14 7 0 28
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First quarter
NU: Turner Gill 14 run (Kevin Seibel kick) 9:39
OU: Marcus Dupree 2 run (Michael Keeling kick) 5:04
Second quarter
OU: Keeling 24 field goal, 13:43
NU: Doug Wilkening 2 run (Seibel kick) 11:21
NU: Wilkening 14 run (Seibel kick) 7:03
Third quarter
OU: Dupree 86 run (Keeling kick) 13:57
NU: Roger Craig 3 run (Seibel kick) 6:25
OU: Stanley Wilson 1 run (Keeling kick) 0:30

                       OU        NU 
First downs .......... 21        24  
Rushes-yards ..... 58-284    61-298
Passing yards ....... 115       111  
  Comp-Att-Int ... 6-19-2    8-18-0  
Total offense .... 77-399    79-409
Return yards ......... 18        53  
Punts ............ 2-45.0    5-29.6  
Fumbles-lost ........ 1-1       2-2  
Penalties-yards .... 6-50      5-59  
Possession time ... 29:42     30:18
Third-down conv. ... 7/17      4/13
Fourth-down conv. ... 2/6       3/3

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
OU: Dupree 25-149, Wilson 14-61, Fred Sims 9-40, Kelly Phelps 7-18, Steve Sewell 1-14.

NU: Mike Rozier 15-96, Gill 15-65, Wilkening 10-58, Craig 17-56, Irving Fryar 3-20.

Passing
OU: Phelps 19-6-2-115.
NU: Gill 17-7-0-74, Fryar 1-1-0-37.

Receiving
OU: Steve Sewell 2-47.
NU: Fryar 4-45, Mitch Krenk 2-44, Todd Brown 2-22.

ADDITIONAL STATS

Attendance: 76,398

Coverage

Recap

Huskers avoid Sooner hex, win Big Eight title

Nebraska wrapped up its second straight Big Eight title and Orange Bowl bid with a fiercely contested, 28-24 win over Oklahoma before its 124th consecutive sellout and a national television audience — but not until defensive end Scott Strasburger’s interception in the final half-minute left killed a last-gasp Sooner effort.

The Huskers trailed, 10-7, early in the second period but put together seven-play touchdown drives of 78 and 62 yards capped by 2- and 14-yard runs by fullback Doug Wilkening to take a 21-10 halftime lead.

OU and freshman sensation Marcus Dupree weren’t finished, though, as Dupree accounted for more than half of his game-high 149 rushing yards when he sprinted 86 yards to score on the third play of the second half, bringing the Sooners within 21-17.

The teams traded long TD drives in the third quarter, then the Sooners were stymied twice inside the Husker 35 in the final period before Strasburger’s interception sealed their fate.

H’MAX NOTES: Strasburger intercepted the ball at the Oklahoma 23 and returned it to the OU 1 with 26 seconds remaining. Fans rushed the field, resulting in a 15-yard penalty against Nebraska. See video. … The goalposts came down, and a number of people were injured in the chaos, including four who were treated at Lincoln General Hospital. … During the third quarter, a UNL police sergeant was taken to the hospital after being struck in the back of the neck by a frozen orange.

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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