Nebraska 14
Oklahoma St. 10

Oct. 8, 1983
Stillwater, OK
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 0 7 7 0 14
Oklahoma St. 0 10 0 0 10
Second Quarter
 OSU: FG Larry Roach 26, 9:32
 NEB: Irving Fryar 62 pass from Turner Gill (Dave Schneider kick) 8:45
 OSU: Jamie Harris 15 pass from Ike Jackson (Roach kick) 1:39
Third Quarter
 NEB: Todd Frain 32 pass from Gill (Schneider kick) 9:53

Attendance: 49,600.
                           NU       OSU 
First downs                20        13 
Rushes-yards           59-245    39-140 
Passing yards             172       172 
Return yards               84         9 
Passes                10-19-1   14-34-3 
Sacks by                  0-0      4-26 
Punts                    6-41      8-42 
Fumbles-lost              5-4       0-0 
Penalties-yards          6-65      5-47 
Time of possession      27:52     32:08

 Nebraska, Mike Rozier 25-146, Mark Schellen 12-45, Fryar 1-42, Jeff Smith 9-31.
 Oklahoma State, Shawn Jones 27-125, Kenny Zachary 4-17.
 Nebraska, Gill 10-19-1-172.
 Oklahoma State, Jackson 8-20-1-129. Rusty Hilger 6-14-2-43.
 Nebraska, Fryar 2-70, Frain 2-40, Rozier 2-23, Ricky Simmons 2-17
 Oklahoma State, Harris 6-56, Malcolm Lewis 4-72.
Missed field goals


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Huskers survive Stillwater scare

Unbeaten, No. 1-ranked Nebraska had one of its two biggest scares of the regular season as 20th-ranked (UPI) Oklahoma State took the Huskers down to the final play of the game before the visitors prevailed, 14-10, in the first battle of Big Eight unbeatens in tight years.

Late in the first half, the Cowboys drove 81 yards to score on a 15-yard pass from Ike Jackson to Jamie Harris and Nebraska was down at halftime for the first time in 1983, 10-7, but the Huskers came back with a 32-yard TD pass from Gill to tight end Todd Frain to take a 14-10 lead early in the third period, then held on while watching three drives end on turnovers inside the Cowboy 20.

In all, the Huskers fumbled five times, losing four, and threw an interception, but were saved by three interceptions of their own — the last by safety Bret Clark off Jackson in the Nebraska end zone on the final play of the game.

H’MAX NOTES: Nebraska’s scoring drives covered 80 yards in two plays and 92 yards in six plays. … The Huskers had been averaging 57.8 points per game.

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