NU-OU in1982

Nov. 26, 1982

Nebraska linebacker Scott Strasburger wasn’t surprised to make an interception against Oklahoma, but he was surprised to be nearly trampled as Husker fans swarmed the field in the final seconds of NU’s 28-24 victory at Memorial Stadium.

“I remember we had practiced the play all week — their tackle barely touched me and I dropped back, drifted to the outside and there was the ball. The next thing I knew, three of my frat bothers and Steve Damkroger were standing over me and trying to help me up in the crowd on the field.”

Strasburger, a walk-on sophomore defensive end from Holdrege, intercepted a Kelly Phelps pass at the Oklahoma 24-yard line and was seemingly tackled by stampeding Nebraska fans at the 1 with 26 seconds to play. The Huskers took a knee to end the game and more fans stampeded the field, knocking down OU coach Barry Switzer in the process.

The game featured the bouncerooski, when Turner Gill bounced a backward pass to Irving Fryar, who then thew the ball to Mitch Krenk.  

— Ken Hambleton

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