Nebraska 28
Oklahoma 21

Nov. 26, 1983
Owen Field | Norman, OK | CBS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 7 14 0 28
Oklahoma 0 14 7 0 21
First Quarter
NU: Schellen 7 run (Livingston kick) 8:07
Second Quarter
OU: Tillman 39 run (Lashar kick) 10:55
OU: Rhymes 73 pass from Bradley (Lashar kick) 12:49
NU: Rozier 3 run (Livingston kick) 14:18
Third Quarter
OU: Tillman 18 run (Lashar kick) 8:38
NU: Gill 1 run (Livingston kick) 9:35
NU: Schellen 17 run (Livingston kick) 14:25

Attendance: 75,008

                           NU       OU 
First downs                20       19 
Rushes-yards           57-366   55-233 
Passing yards              58      187 
  Comp-Att-Int         7-16-1   6-13-0 
Return yards               11       15 
Sacks by                 3-31     1-14 
Punts                    4-33     5-45 
Fumbles-lost              2-0      2-0 
Penalties-yards           1-5     6-50 
Time of possession      30:28    29:32

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
 Nebraska, Rozier, 32-205, Gill 11-55, Rathman 5-48, Schellen 8-40. 
 Oklahoma, Tillman 16-134, Johnson 23-84.
Passing
 Nebraska, Gill 7-16-1-58. 
 Oklahoma, Bradley 6-13-0-187.
Receiving
 Nebraska, Fryar 4-27, Simmons 2-23, Brungardt 1-8. 
 Oklahoma, Rhymes 3-127, Shepard 3-60.
Missed field goals
 Nebraska, Livingston 43.
 Oklahoma, Lashar 37, 47.

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Harris’ pass breakup

Nail-biter in Norman: Huskers stay unbeaten

Cornerback Neil Harris batted away a fourth-down Danny Bradley pass intended for Buster Rhymes in the end zone with 32 seconds left to preserve Nebraska’s 22nd-straight victory and nail down a third-straight unbeaten Big Eight title for the Huskers.

Oklahoma had moved to second-and-one at the Nebraska 1-yard line in the final minute, but a motion penalty pushed the Sooners back to the six, and after Bradley was sacked for a 3-yard loss by Bill Weber, Harris knocked away two-straight passes to complete one of the greatest defensive stands in Nebraska grid annals. Led by Mike Rozier’s 205 rushing yards, the Huskers came from behind twice to get the win.

Rozier finished as the all-time leading rusher in the Big Eight with 4,780 yards and became only the second player in NCAA history to top 2,000 yards in a season with 2,148.

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