Sept. 11, 1982
Iowa 0 0 0 7 - 7 Nebraska 14 14 0 14 - 42 NEB: Doug Wilkening 3 run (Kevin Seibel kick) NEB: Irving Fryar 41 pass from Turner Gill (Seibel kick) NEB: Roger Craig 6 run (Seibel kick) NEB: Wade Praeuner recovered fumble in end zone (Seibel kick) IOW: Tom Grogan 4 run (Tom Nichol kick) NEB: Todd Brown 9 pass from Gill (Seibel kick) NEB: Jeff Smith 80 run (Seibel kick) A-76,013 IOWA NU First downs 11 24 Rushes-yards 37-97 56-343 Passing yards 93 160 Return yards 3 91 Passes 21-10-1 18-10-0 Punts 8-51.1 5-44.6 Fumbles-lost 2-1 2-2 Penalties-yards 5-34 4-40 Time of possession 27:24 32:36 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing Iowa: Owen Gill 7-58, Eddie Phillips 14-57, Norm Granger 3-15. Nebraska: Rozier 18-127, Smith 2-87, Craig 15-57. T. Gill 9-40, Wilkening 6-32. Passing Iowa, Grogan 10-4-0-55, Chuck Long 7-5-1-31. Nebraska, T. Gill 16-9-0-144. Receiving Iowa, Mike Hufford 4-67, Phillips 3-5. Nebraska, Fryar 6-127, Craig 2-10. MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS
Official recapNebraska exploded for two touchdowns in each of the first two quarters, then added two more in the fourth quarter as the Huskers romped to an impressive, 42-7, win over defending Big Ten champion Iowa in the season opener.
In the first quarter, fullback Doug Wilkening started things off with a three-yard touchdown run, then Turner Gill threw a 41-yard TD pass to wingback Irving Fryar, who went on to catch six passes for 127 yards on the day.
Roger Craig added a six-yard TD run in the second period and just before halftime, defensive end Wade Praeuner broke the Hawkeyes' backs by recovering a fumble in the Iowa end zone for a 28-0 halftime lead. Nebraska added icing to the cake in the fourth quarter on a nine-yard pass from Gill to Todd Brown and an 80-yard run by Jeff Smith.
HMAX NOTES: Smith's 80-yard run came on his first varsity carry. ... Iowa netted just one yard of total offense in the first half.