Nebraska 48
Oklahoma St. 10

Nov. 6, 1982 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Oklahoma St. 0 7 0 3 10
Nebraska 7 14 14 13 48
First quarter
NEB: Irving Fryar 13 run (Kevin Seibel kick) 4:12
Second quarter
NEB: Jamie Williams 9 pass from Turner Gill (Seibel kick) 14:19
NEB: Mike Rozier 4 run (Seibel kick) 5:30
OSU: Jim Evans 63 pass from Ike Jackson (Larry Roach kick) 0:58
Third quarter
NEB: Rozier 17 run (Seibel kick) 11:40
NEB: Rozier 2 run (Seibel kick) 6:35
Fourth quarter
NEB: Rozier 37 run (Seibel kick) 12:07
OSU: Roach 42 field goal, 3:05
NEB: Jeff Smith 1 run (pass failed) 0:40

                        OSU       NEB 
First downs ............ 15        26
Rushes-yards ....... 37-101    72-422
Passing yards ......... 188        43
  Comp-Att-Int..... 14-23-2    5-11-0
Total offense ...... 60-289    83-465
Return yards ............ 1        62
Punts .............. 6-46.3    5-34.4
Fumbles-lost .......... 1-1       2-1
Penalties-yards ...... 5-47      4-30
Possession time ..... 26:43     33:17
Third-down conv. ..... 2/13      5/13
Fourth-down conv. ..... 1/3       2/2
1982 photo Nebraska-Oklahoma State football, Mike Rozier and Leslie O'NealMike Rozier is chased by Leslie O’Neal during a 44-yard gain. · Dayton (Ohio) Daily News · Newspapers.com
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
OSU: Ernest Anderson 15-68, Harry Roberts 10-65.

NEB: Rozier 33-251, Roger Craig 7-52, Smith 5-33, Doug Wilkening 6-21.

Passing
OSU: Jackson 13-7-1-137, Adam Hinds 10-7-1-51.

NEB: Gill 6-3-0-31.

Receiving
OSU: Roberts 4-18, Anderson 3-23, Mark Cromer 2-37, Barry Hanna 2-24.

NEB: Williams 3-21, Todd Brown 2-22.

ADDITIONAL STATS

Attendance: 76,387

Coverage

Recap

Rozier romps; Rushing record, Cowboys fall

With four games remaining, Husker I-back Mike Rozier was only 214 yards away from Bobby Reynolds’ 32-year-old Nebraska single-season rushing record of 1,342 yards, and the junior standout seemed certain to smash the mark. The only catch was that Reynolds got those yards in a nine-game season in 1950 — and Rozier was heading into his ninth game when NU took on Oklahoma State at Memorial Stadium.

Rozier had hammered his way to exactly 214 yards and two touchdowns early in the fourth quarter, tying Reynolds’ mark with an unremarkable 2-yard stumble to the OSU 37. He then broke the record with a spectacular 37-yard sprint down the right sideline that sealed the Huskers’ 48-10 win.

The expected duel between Rozier and OSU’s Ernest Anderson never materialized as the eventual NCAA rushing champ (170.6 yards per game) was held to just 68 yards.

H’MAX NOTES: A muffed punt by OSU after the opening possession of the second half “maybe was the key to breaking the game open,” coach Tom Osborne said. … Turner Gill left the game late in the first half with a leg bruise. His replacement at quarterback, Bruce Mathison, suffered double vision after being poked in the eye, so Nate Mason took over late in the third quarter.

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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