1962 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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1962 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
University of Nebraska Logo 1962-1966.PNG
Gotham Bowl champion
Gotham Bowl, W 36–34 vs. Miami (FL)
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1962 record9–2 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coachBob Devaney (1st season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 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 346 consecutive sellouts.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 222:00 PMSouth Dakota*W 53–026,953
September 2912:30 PMat Michigan*W 25–1370,287
October 62:00 PMIowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 36–2234,321
October 132:00 PMNC State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 19–1436,867
October 202:00 PMKansas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 26–630,701
October 272:30 PMat ColoradoW 31–634,183
November 32:00 PMMissouridagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
L 7–1636,501
November 101:30 PMat KansasW 40–1637,063
November 172:00 PMOklahoma State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 14–034,329
November 241:30 PMat No. 10 OklahomaL 6–3458,768
December 1510:00 AMvs. Miami*ABCW 36–346,166
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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 summaries[edit]

South Dakota[edit]

1 234Total
South Dakota 0 000 0
Nebraska 6 132014 53

[3][4][5]

Michigan[edit]

1 234Total
Nebraska 0 7126 25
Michigan 0 607 13

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

Iowa State[edit]

1 234Total
Iowa State 0 778 22
Nebraska 14 1408 36
  • Date: October 6
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 34,321

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

NC State[edit]

1 234Total
NC State 6 080 14
Nebraska 0 0712 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 234Total
Kansas State 6 000 6
Nebraska 0 14120 26
  • Date: October 20
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 30,701

[3][12][13]

Colorado[edit]

1 234Total
Nebraska 0 0238 31
Colorado 0 600 6

[3][12][14]

Missouri[edit]

1 234Total
Missouri 7 036 16
Nebraska 0 700 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 234Total
Nebraska 16 1680 40
Kansas 0 088 16

[3][12][17]

Oklahoma State[edit]

1 234Total
Oklahoma State 0 000 0
Nebraska 14 000 14
  • Date: November 17
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 34,329

[3][18][19]

Oklahoma[edit]

1 234Total
Nebraska 0 060 6
• #10 Oklahoma 7 7146 34

[3][18][20]

Miami[edit]

1 234Total
Nebraska 6 1488 36
Miami 6 1477 34
  • Date: December 15
  • Location: Yankee Stadium, New York City
  • Game attendance: 6,166

[3][21][22][23]

After the season[edit]

Awards[edit]

[24]

Future professional players[edit]

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