Nebraska 63
Syracuse 7

Oct. 1, 1983
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Syracuse 0 0 0 7 7
Nebraska 14 21 21 7 63
First Quarter
NEB — Mike Rozier 37 run (Dave Schneider kick) 5:10
NEB — Turner Gill 9 run (Schneider kick) 8:56
Second Quarter
NEB — Rozier 1 run (Schneider kick) 1:39
NEB — Gill 1 run (Schneider kick) 3:42
NEB — Nate Mason 14 run (Mark Hagerman kick) 11:31
Third Quarter
NEB — Mark Schellen 5 run (Schneider kick) 5:42
NEB — Gill 5 run (Schneider kick) 8:34
NEB — Brian Hiemer 20 pass from Craig Sundberg (Hagerman kick) 12:50
Fourth Quarter
NEB — Paul Miles 6 run (Hagerman kick) 4:02.
SYR — Larry Morris 69 pass from Greg Christodulu (Don McAulay kick) 5:00

Attendance: 76,382.
                           SYR       NU 
First downs                 15       27 
Rushes-yards             35-54   69-354 
Passing yards              245      104 
Return yards                 0       70 
Passes                 17-30-3   8-17-1 
Sacks by                   0-0     4-39 
Punts                     4-37     2-36 
Fumbles-lost               1-1      2-0 
Penalties-yards          10-96     4-21 
Time of possession       28:17    31:43

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
 Syracuse, Harold Gayden 9-38, Jamie Covington 9-19.
 Nebraska, Rozier 19-142, Mason 7-61, Gill 13-50, Jeff Smith 9-34.
Passing
 Syracuse, Christodulu 8-13-0-143, Todd Norley 9-17-3-102.
 Nebraska, Gill 4-10-1-49, Sundberg 3-4-0-44, Mason 1-3-0-11.
Receiving
 Syracuse, Jim Tait 4-42, Scott Schwedes 4-36, Covington 2-36.
 Nebraska, Scott Kimball 4-49, Ricky Simmons 2-19.
Missed field goals
 None.

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Mike Knox returns an INT
Mike Knox returns an INT

Rozier leads rout of Orangemen

Nebraska scored on nine of its first 11 possessions and rolled to a 63-7 non-conference win over Syracuse.

The Huskers were again led by All-America I-back Mike Rozier, who rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns against the Orangemen.

About the only negative note for the Huskers came with 1:42 left in the first half when Syracuse safety Ron Hobby intercepted a Turner Gill pass, ending Gill’s Nebraska record of 125 consecutive passes without an interception, dating back to the 1982 Colorado game. Gill’s mark was just 17 short of the Big Eight record.

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