1962 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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1962 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
University of Nebraska Logo 1962-1966.PNG
Gotham Bowl Champions
Gotham Bowl, W 36-34 vs. Miami
Conference Big Eight Conference
1962 record 9-2-0 (5-2-0 Big 8)
Head coach Bob Devaney (1st year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1961 1963 »
1962 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Oklahoma 7 0 0     8 3 0
Missouri 5 1 1     8 1 2
Nebraska 5 2 0     9 2 0
Kansas 4 2 1     6 3 1
Iowa State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Colorado 1 6 0     2 8 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     0 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1962 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team was the representative of the University of Nebraska and member of the Big Eight Conference in the 1962 college football season. The team was coached by Bob Devaney and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. The November 3 game against Missouri marked the start of Nebraska's current NCAA record of 325 consecutive sellouts.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 22 South Dakota* Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 53-0   26,953
September 29 at Michigan* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan W 25-13   70,287
October 6 Iowa State Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 36-22   34,321
October 13 NC State* Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 19-14   36,867
October 20 Kansas State Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 26-6   30,701
October 27 at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado W 31-6   34,183
November 3 Missouridagger Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska L 7-16   36,501
November 10 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 40-16   37,063
November 17 Oklahoma State Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 14-0   34,329
November 24 at #10 Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma L 6-34   58,768
December 15 vs. Miami* Yankee StadiumNew York, New York (Gotham Bowl) W 36-34   6,166
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Roster[edit]

Official Roster
  • 48 Baffico, James LG (Jr.)
  • 61 Brown, Robert RG (Jr.)
  • 46 Brown, Ulysses RG (Sr.)
  • 89 Bryant, Curtis E (Jr.)
  • 80 Callahan, Richard E (Jr.)
  • 62 Carlson, Dwain LG (Sr.)
  • 14 Claridge, Dennis QB (Jr.)
  • 82 Comstock, William E (Sr.)
  • 65 Dervin, John LG (So.)
  • 81 Doepke, Charles E (So.)
  • 87 Donovan, Larry E (Sr.)
  • 53 Drum, Duncan C (So.)
  •    Eger, Mike E
  • 15 Faiman, John QB (Sr.)
  • 76 Fischer, Allen (Richard) RT (Sr.)
  • 50 Fugitt, Mike C (So.)
  • 69 Garner, Chuck LG (Jr.)
  • 64 Gray, Gary LG (So.)
  • 79 Griesse, Ronald RT (Jr.)
  • 57 Haas, Dave RT (So.)
  • 85 Huge, James E (Sr.)
  • 58 Johnson, LaVane RG (Jr.)
  • 31 Johnson, Rudy HB (Jr.)
  • 74 Jones, Robert LT (Sr.)
  • 77 Kiffin, Monte LT (Jr.)
  • 68 Kirby, John LG (Jr.)
  • 40 Koehler, Mike FB (Sr.)
  • 86 Koinzan, John E (So.)
  • 75 Kramer, Larry LT (Jr.)
  • 18 Lucas, Gary E (So.)
 
  • 42 Martin, Noel FB (Sr.)
  • 32 McCloughan, Kent HB (So.)
  • 63 McDermott, Donald RG (So.)
  • 41 McNulty, Joe FB (So.)
  • 54 Michka, Ron C (Jr.)
  • 73 Osentowski, Clarence LT (So.)
  • 33 Paschell, Willie HB (So.)
  • 37 Peterson, Robert RT (Jr.)
  • 20 Powers, Warren HB (Sr.)
  • 70 Robertson, Tyrone LT (Sr.)
  • 10 Rogers, Bill RG (So.)
  • 66 Rood, Jed RG (Sr.)
  • 21 Ross, Willie HB (Jr.)
  • 35 Sebastian, John HB (So.)
  • 52 Sittler, Lyle C (So.)
  • 22 Smidt, Maynard HB (Jr.)
  • 43 Smith, Bruce FB (So.)
  • 51 Stevenson, Donald C (Sr.)
  • 72 Strohmyer, John RT (So.)
  • 34 Stuewe, Dennis HB (Sr.)
  • 23 Theisen, David HB (Jr.)
  • 30 Thornton, Bill FB (Sr.)
  • 83 Tomlinson, Larry E (Jr.)
  • 67 Toogood, Gary RG (Sr.)
  • 36 Tregonning, Donn RG (Jr.)
  • 17 Tucker, Douglas QB (So.)
  •    Van Newkirk, Milan PK
  • 71 Voss, Lloyd RT (Jr.)
  • 24 Vujevich, John HB (So.)
  • 44 Young, Gene FB (Jr.)

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Title First year
in this position
Years at Nebraska Alma Mater
Bob Devaney Head Coach 1962 1962-1972 Alma
John Melton 1962 1962-1988 Wyoming
Cletus Fischer 1960 1960-1985 Nebraska
Mike Corgan Running Backs 1962 1962-1982 Notre Dame
George Kelly 1960 1960-1968
Jim Ross 1962 1962-1976
Carl Selmer Offensive Line 1962 1962-1972

[1][2]

Game notes[edit]

South Dakota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 6 13 20 14 53

[3][4][5]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 7 12 6 25
Michigan 0 6 0 7 13

[3][4][6][7]

Iowa State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 0 7 7 8 22
Nebraska 14 14 0 8 36
  • Date: October 6
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 34,321

[3][8][9][10]

NC State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
NC State 6 0 8 0 14
Nebraska 0 0 7 12 19
  • Date: October 13
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 36,867

[3][8][11]

Kansas State[edit]

This was the last Nebraska home football game to not be sold out.

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas State 6 0 0 0 6
Nebraska 0 14 12 0 26
  • Date: October 20
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 30,701

[3][12][13]

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 0 23 8 31
Colorado 0 6 0 0 6

[3][12][14]


Missouri[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 7 0 3 6 16
Nebraska 0 7 0 0 7
  • Date: November 3
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 36,501

This is the first game of Nebraska's NCAA record of consecutive sellouts, which currently stands at 325 sellouts following the 2012 season.

[3][12][15][16]


Kansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 16 16 8 0 40
Kansas 0 0 8 8 16

[3][12][17]

Oklahoma State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 14 0 0 0 14
  • Date: November 17
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 34,329

[3][18][19]

Oklahoma[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 0 6 0 6
• #10 Oklahoma 7 7 14 6 34

[3][18][20]


Miami[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 6 14 8 8 36
Miami 6 14 7 7 34
Main article: Gotham Bowl

[3][21][22][dead link][23]

After the season[edit]

Awards[edit]

[24]

Future professional players[edit]

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