Nebraska 34
Missouri 13

Oct. 15, 1983
Faurot Field •Columbia, MO • ABC
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First Quarter
 MU: Marlon Adler 6 run (Brad Burditt kick) 4:44
 NU: Irving Fryar 38 pass from Turner Gill (Dave Schneider kick failed) 2:41
Second Quarter
 MU: FG Burditt 29, 10:41
 NU: Mark Schellen 20 run (Scott Livingston kick) 7:06
 NU: Mike Rozier 60 run (Livingston kick) 4:51
 MU: FG Burditt 30, 0:01
Fourth Quarter
 NU: Fryar 4 pass from Gill (Livingston kick) 12:50
 NU: Rozier 9 run (Livingston kick) 8:26

Attendance: 72,348.
                          NU        MU 
First downs               20        23 
Rushes-yards          48-254    52-186 
Passing yards            151       208 
Return yards              34         2 
Passes               14-19-0   15-21-2 
Sacks by                5-29       1-5 
Punts                   5-41      4-37 
Fumbles-lost             3-0       2-1 
Penalties-yards         7-48      3-35 
Time of possession     26:09     33:51

 Nebraska, Rozier 24-159, Schellen 10-56. 
 Missouri, Eric Drain 18-71, Ron Floyd 3-44.
 Nebraska, Gill 14-18-0-151. 
 Missouri, Adler 12-17-2-179, Warren Seitz 3-4-0-29.
 Nebraska, Fryar 7-95, Ricky Simmons 2-19, Rozier 2-13. 
 Missouri, Craig White 5-93, George Shorthose 3-36, Andy Hill 2-22, Curtland Thomas 2-22.
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Huskers find Tigers tough to tame

For the second straight week, top-ranked Nebraska struggled through the first half against a fired-up Big Eight foe, and the Huskers went into the fourth quarter at Missouri leading by just 20-13, but surged to a 34-13 win before the fifth-largest crowd in Faurot Field history (72,348) and a national television audience (ABC).

The Huskers, who trailed twice in the first half, got 159 yards and two TDs on the ground from All-America I-back Mike Rozier, 14-of-18 passing for 151 yards and two TDs from quarterback Turner Gill, and seven receptions for 95 yards and two TDs from Wingback Irving Fryar — who sat out the second quarter with the flu but was named player of the game by ABC-Chevrolet.

However, Nebraska needed a big defensive stand and a big Missouri fumble in the second half to pull out the win.

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