Official recap

Nebraska 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.

H’MAX NOTES: Smith's 80-yard run came on his first varsity carry. ... Iowa netted just one yard of total offense in the first half.

Nebraska 42
Iowa 7

Sept. 11, 1982
Lincoln, NE
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)

                         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

 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 

 Iowa, Grogan 10-4-0-55, 
   Chuck Long 7-5-1-31.
 Nebraska, T. Gill 16-9-0-144.

 Iowa, Mike Hufford 4-67, Phillips 3-5.
 Nebraska, Fryar 6-127, Craig 2-10.