Official recapNebraska survived a first-quarter scare by Iowa State to score two touchdowns in each of the final three periods to go from a 7-7 early tie for its second-consecutive 48-10 win. Playing before a packed home crowd on a frigid, blustery day, the Cyclones held the Huskers at bay through the first quarter, and pulled into the tie by putting together an 80-yard, 13-play touchdown drive to score with three seconds left in the period.
However, Turner Gill's magic steadily turned the game into a rout, and it was the junior quarterback who started the surge by scoring himself on a 22-yard run and passing 49 yards to Todd Brown for another second-quarter TD.
Helped by Mike Rozier's sixth-straight 100-yard-plus rushing game (103), Nebraska rolled up 460 yards' total offense to set up a Big Eight showdown two weeks later against Oklahoma.
Iowa State 10
Nov. 13, 1982
Nebraska 7 14 14 13 - 48 Iowa State 7 0 0 3 - 10 NEB: Doug Wilkening 9 run (Kevin Seibel kick) ISU: Dave Archer 3 run (Alex Giffords kick) NEB: Turner Gill 22 run (Seibel kick) NEB: Todd Brown 49 pass from Gill (Seibel kick) NEB: Mike Rozier 5 run (Seibel kick) NEB: Roger Craig 1 run (Seibel kick) ISU: FG Giffords 32 NEB: Tom Vergith 7 run (Seibel kick) NEB: Jeff Smith 1 run (kick failed) A-52,887 NU ISU First downs 20 20 Rushes-yards 60-363 49-157 Passing yards 97 116 Comp-Att-Int 4-7-0 14-26-0 Total offense 67-460 75-273 Return yards 80 0 Punts 3-46.0 7-43.1 Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-1 Penalties-yards 4-29 4-30 Time of possession 29:45 30:15INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Nebraska. Rozier 19-103. Wilkening 7-67. Smith 5-56, Irving Fryar 3-39, Gill 6-38, Mark Schellen 5-26.
Iowa State, Harold Brown 16-115, Tommy Davis 11-47.
Nebraska. Gill 5-3-0-77.
Iowa State, Archer 26-14-0-116.
Nebraska, Brown 1-49.
Iowa State, Brown 6-50, Davis 3-23, Doran Geise 2-22, Jason Jacobs 2-10.