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Nebraska's hopes for a revenge victory over Alabama's Crimson Tide in the 1967 Sugar Bowl ended abruptly – the first play of the game, to be exact.

The Cornhuskers, 39-28 Alabama victims in the 1966 Orange Bowl, picked the Sugar Bowl for a chance to meet the Tide again, and by doing so became the only Big Eight team to land a spot in the four major bowls. But that was the only satisfaction the Huskers could gain as the Tide quickly established dominant superiority.

On the first play after the opening kick­off, Tide quarterback Kenny Stabler blazed the ball through the soggy, leaden skies to All America end Ray Perkins sailing full speed at the NU 40. Perkins wasn't hauled down until he hit the Husker 27. Seven plays later, Ala­bama scored and launched the rout that was to see the Tide lead, 17-0 at the quarter, 24-0 at the half and 27-0 before the Huskers could muster a fourth-quarter touchdown and avert a shutout.

Full recap here

H’MAX NOTES: Perkins had three catches of 40-plus yards. ... Bobby Johns had three second-half inter­cep­tions for the Tide. ... Alabama tackle Louis Thompson sacked Churchich three times. ... With the loss, the Huskers joined Alabama in being the only teams to lose in all four major bowls.

OWH STORIES (1, 2) & PHOTOS
ASSOCIATED PRESS: 1-2, 3
FLORENCE TIMES: 1, 2
RECAPS: NU | ’BAMA | SUGAR BOWL
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: 1Q, 2Q, 3Q, 4Q, NU TD
CAREL STITH PHOTO
 
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1966 STATS
Alabama 34
Nebraska 7

Jan. 2, 1967
New Orleans, LA
Alabama       17    7    3    7  -  34
Nebraska       0    0    0    7  -   7

First Quarter
ALA - Les Kelley 1 run (Steve Davis kick), 11:05.
ALA - Kenny Stabler 14 run (Davis kick), 7:28.
ALA - FG Davis 30, 0:26. 
Second Quarter
ALA - Wayne Trimble 6 run (Davis kick), 7:02. 
Third Quarter
ALA - FG Davis 40, 3:31. 
Fourth Quarter
NEB - Dick Davis 15 pass from Bob Churchich
     (Larry Wachholtz kick), 14:51. video
ALA - Ray Perkins 45 pass from Stabler
     (Davis kick), 11:40.

                             ALA        NEB
First downs ................. 19         16
  By rushing ................ 12          4
  By passing ................. 7         12
  By penalty ................. 0          0
Rushes-Yards ............ 44-157      25-84
  Yards gained ............. 186        104
  Yards lost ................ 29         20
Net yards passing .......... 279        213
  Comp-Att-Int ......... 15-26-1    22-38-5
Total offense ........... 70-436     63-297
Punts-Average ........... 4-35.2     5-38.8
  Had blocked ................ 0          0
Punt returns-Yards ........ 3-21       2-16
Kickoff returns-Yards ..... 2-26      7-122
Interception return yards ... 34         19
Penalties-Yards ........... 1-15       2-30
Fumbles-Lost ............... 3-1        5-2

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NEBRASKA

RUSHING    Att.  Gain   Loss    Net
Wilson       4     24     0      24
Gregory      4     26     0      26
Churchich    5      4    14     -10
Davis       10     43     6      37
Winters      1      5     0       5
Tatman       1      2     0       2




PASSING     Att.  Comp.  Int.   Yds
Churchich    34     21     2    201
Weber         4      1     3     12



RECEIVING   No.       Yds.       TD
Penney       6         62         0
Gregory      4         19         0
Wilson       2         35         0
Richnafsky   6         68         0
Winters      1          6         0
Davis        1         15         1
Ziegler      1          4         0
Kimmel       1          4         0

PUNTING           No.          Avg.
Armstrong          5           38.8

PUNT RETURNS      No.           Yds
Wachholtz          1             10
Poggemeyer         1              6

KICKOFF RETURNS   No.           Yds
Wilson             3             69
Gregory            3             37
Davis              1             16

INTERCEPTIONS     No.           Yds
Best               1             19
Childs             1              8
Moss               1              7
ALABAMA

RUSHING    Att.  Gain   Loss    Net
J. Kelley    3     12     7       5
Stabler      9     56    18      38
L.  Kelley   3      8     0       8
Canterbury   7     17     2      15
Raburn       3     22     0      22
Chatwood     4     11     2       9
Morgan      10     37     0      37
Trimble      4      8     0       8
Martin       1     15     0      15

PASSING     Att.  Comp.  Int.   Yds
Stabler      18     12     0    218
Trimble       6      2     0     40
J. Kelley     2      1     1     21


RECEIVING   No.       Yds.       TD
Perkins      7        178         1
Homan        5         36         0
Reitz        1         31         0
Duncan       1         13         0
Martin       1         21         0




PUNTING           No.          Avg.
S. Davis           4           35.2

PUNT RETURNS      No.           Yds
Mosley             2             13
Sassser            1              8

KICKOFF RETURNS   No.           Yds
Sasser             1             13
Johnson            1             13


INTERCEPTIONS     No.           Yds
Johns              3             19
LINEUPS

NEBRASKA
Ends—Morrison, Richnafsky, Penney, Kimmel, Patton, Janik, Zimmer, L. Coleman, Weinman
Tackles—G. Brichacek, Pickens, Stith, McCord, Lints
Guards—Alters, Armstrong, Osberg, M. Brichacek, Meylan, R. Coleman, Senkbeil, Alvarez, Sigler
Centers—Petersen, Hill
Quarterbacks—Churchich, Weber
Backs—Gregory, Ziegler, Mueller, Carstens, Kirkland, Thorell, Best, Poggemeyer, Wilson, Critchlow, Wachholtz, Tatman, Brunk, Kuehl, Winters, Davis

ALABAMA
Ends—Perkins, Harris, Fowler, Scroggins, Cook, Ford
Tackles—Duncan, L. Thompson, Cole, Dowdy, Sides, Fuller, Vagotis
Guards—Calvert, Williams, Sullivan, B. Stephens, Reilly
Centers—Carroll, Moss, Hall, Childs
Quarterbacks—Stabler, Trimble, J. Kelly, Sasser, S. Davis
Backs—Homan, Mosley, Sutton, Brewer, D. Johnston, Canterbury, L. Kelly, Chatwood, Raburn, Owens, Johns, Martin, Reitz, Propst, D. Thompson, Morgan, Beckwell

OFFICIALS
Earl Jensen, referee; Harold Johnson, umpire; Glenn R. Bowles, head linesman; Paul Sprayberry, field judge; John M. Raine, back judge; Mel R. Sheehan, clock operator.
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