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Nebraska 19
N.C. State 14
« Game 4 | Oct. 13, 1962 | Lincoln, NE »
Late rally
lifts Huskers
over Wolfpack
It took a fabulous last-ditch drive for the Cornhuskers to topple North Carolina State, 19-14, and remain unbeaten. The inspired Wolfpack - pepped by quarterback Jim Rossi and scatback Joe Scarpati, who stunned NU with a 91-yard kickoff return for a go-ahead TD in the third quarter - had the Huskers in a jam until the final minutes.

stuewe_dennis (1K)With 13:52 of the final period gone, Dennis Stuewe skipped 13 yards for the clincher, capping a sensational drive generaled by Dennis Claridge. It was Stuewe’s second tally of the final frame as the Huskers were forced to come from a 14-7 deficit.

H’MAX NOTES: The Huskers' first fourth-quarter TD capped an 80-yard drive. … The winning drive covered 68 yards and started with 2:45 left in the game. … Stuewe, who hadn't played since the Michigan game, came off the bench to score his two fourth-quarter TDs. … The win gave Nebraska a sweep of its nonconference opponents for the first time since 1915.

Summary
N. Carolina St.     6   0   8   0  -  14
Nebraska            0   0   7  12  -  19

First quarter
NCS - Jim Rossi 3 run (kick failed) 10:06 
Third quarter
NEB - Dennis Claridge 2 run (John Faiman 
      kick) 10:22
NCS - Joe Scarpati 91 kickoff return (Don
      Montgomery pass from Rossi) 10:10 
Fourth quarter
NEB - Dennis Stuewe 1 run (pass failed) 6:54
NEB - Stuewe 13 run (run failed) 1:08

                       NCS      NEB
First downs ........... 12       17
Rushing yards ..... 44-130   47-154
Passing yards ......... 48      202
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 4-8-0  15-25-1
Total offense ..... 52-178   72-356
Punts ............... 7-26     6-35
Fumbles lost ........... 2        0
Yards penalized ....... 10       43

RUSHING
NCS: Clark 7-38; Rossi 15-33; Falzarano 
     4-21; Moore 3-12; Scarpati 4-9; 
     Kriger 2-7 Kozarsky 4-7; Barnes 3-2;
     Guin 2-1
NEB: Young 9-36; Ross 10-36; Stuewe 6-28;
     Claridge 11-16; Martin 2-13; Johnson
     4-10; Theisen 1-6; McCloughan 2-5;
     Paschall 1-4; Powers 1-0

PASSING
NCS: Rossi 4-7-0 48; Barnes 0-1-0 0
NEB: Claridge 14-23-0 184;
     Powers 1-2-0 18

RECEIVING
NCS: Guin 1-7; Young 1-41; Montgomery 
     1-0; Clark 1-0
NEB: Callahan 1-13; Tomlinson 3-23; 
     Johnson 3-30; Huge 5-75; Steuwe 1-7;
     Ross 2-45; Donovan 1-9 

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