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Nebraska 17
Auburn 3

Oct 3, 1981
Lincoln, NE
Auburn       3   0   0   0  -  3 
Nebraska     0   0  10   7  - 17

First Quarter
AUB: FG Al Del Greco 52 
Third quarter
NEB: FG Kevin Seibel 39 
NEB: Roger Craig 3 run (Seibel kick) 
Fourth quarter
NEB: Turner Gill 8 run (Seibel kick) 

A-76,423

                         AUB      NU 
First downs               12      16 
Rushes-yards           52-55  64-257 
Passing yards             95      50 
Return yards              44      80 
Passes                5-10-2  6-15-2 
Punts                 7-44.3  5-50.2 
Fumbles-lost            10-5     3-2 
Penalties-yards         5-26    6-80 
Time of possession     26:52   33:08

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
Auburn: Ron O'Neal 14-22. Lionel James 4-19.
Nebraska: Craig 22-87. Mike Rozier 15-76, Phil Bates 12-68, Gill 8-20. Passing
Auburn: Charles Thomas 5-10-2-95.
Nebraska: Mark Mauer 5-9-1-41, Gill 1-6-1-9. Receiving
Auburn: Ed West 3-51, Chris Woods 1-30.
Nebraska: Jamie Williams 3-26, Todd Brown 2-19.

Official recap

Off to its worst start (1-2) since 1960 and playing before a record non-conference crowd at Memorial Stadium (76,423), Nebraska came up empty in the first half and found itself at the short end of a 3-0 score against Auburn.

However, the Huskers shook off fumble problems in one of the rainiest games in years, began to take advantage of Auburn fumbles, and scored 17 second-half points to post a 17-3 win over the visitors from the Southeastern Conference. Auburn had taken its lead on a 52-yard first-quarter field goal by Al Del Greco, while the frustrated Huskers saw two first-half drives end inside the Tiger 10.

In the second half, though, Nebraska scored on its first two possessions (a 39-yard field goal by Kevin Seibel and a three-yard run by Roger Craig), recovered four Auburn fumbles, and iced the game late in the fourth quarter on an eight-yard run by Turner Gill.

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