Nov. 6, 1982
Okla. State 10
Oklahoma State 0 7 0 3 - 10 Nebraska 7 14 14 13 - 48 NU: Irving Fryar 13 run (Kevin Seibel kick) NU: Jamie Williams 9 pass from Turner Gill (Seibel kick) NU: Mike Rozier 4 run (Seibel kick) OS: Jim Evans 63 pass from Ike Jackson (Larry Roach kick) NU: Rozier 17 run (Seibel kick) NU: Rozier 2 run (Seibel kick) NU: Rozier 37 run (Seibel kick) OS: FG Roach 42 NU: Jeff Smith 1 run (pass failed) A-76,387 OSU NU First downs 15 26 Rushes-yards 37-101 72-422 Passing yards 188 43 Return yards 1 62 Passes 23-14-2 11-5-0 Punts 6-46.3 5-34.4 Fumbles-lost 1-1 2-1 Penalties-yards 5-47 4-30 Time of possession 26:43 33:17 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing
Oklahoma State, Ernest Anderson 15-68, Harry Roberts 10-65.
Nebraska, Rozier 33-251. Roger Craig 7-52, Smith 5-33, Doug Wilkening 6-21. Passing
Oklahoma State, Jackson 13-7-1-137, Adam Hinds 10-7-1-51.
Nebraska, Gill 6-3-0-31. Receiving
Oklahoma State, Roberts 4-18, Anderson 3-23, Mark Cromer 2-37, Barry Hanna 2-24.
Nebraska, Williams 3-21, Todd Brown 2-22.
Official recapWith four games remaining, Husker I-back Mike Rozier was only 214 yards away from Bobby Reynolds' 32-year-old Nebraska single-season rushing record of 1,342 yards, and the junior standout seemed certain to smash the mark. The only catch was that Reynolds got those yards in a nine-game season in 1950-and Rozier was heading into his ninth game when NU took on Oklahoma State at Memorial Stadium.
Rozier had hammered his way to exactly 214 yards and two touchdowns early in the fourth quarter, tying Reynolds' mark with an unspectacular 2-yard stumble to the OSU 37. He then broke the mark with a spectacular 37-yard sprint down the right sideline that sealed the Huskers' 48-10 win over the Cowboys. The expected duel between Rozier and OSU's Ernest Anderson never materialized as the eventual NCAA rushing champ (170.6 yards per game) was held to just 68 yards.