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Rallying from a 10-0 deficit, Nebraska scored three times in the fourth quarter to defeat the Florida Gators 13-10.

From the very start, it was an uphill climb for the Huskers. Florida scored once in the first quarter and kicked a field goal in the second, while holding Nebraska's usually strong offense to 138 total yards.

But in the second half, fullback Tony Davis, quarterback Terry Luck, kicker Mike Coyle and the Black Shirt defense led NU to victory, though it wasn't until the fourth quarter when the Huskers really got rolling. Freshman I-back Monte Anthony scored the Huskers' touchdown with 13:24 left in the game, when he ran up the middle for two yards to cap a 99-yard drive that followed a goal-line stand, and the Huskers trailed 10-7.

Davis set up Coyle's two deciding field goals with inspired running as he picked up 126 yards on 17 carries. Coyle tied the score on a 37-yard boot with 7:13 left, and with 1:46 remaining, his 39-yard kick gave NU its sixth consecutive bowl win.

Full recap here.

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GAME ON YOUTUBE
SERIES HISTORY | NU BOWLS | 1974 STATS
NU ROSTER | FINAL POLLS | HONORS

Nebraska 13
Florida 10

Dec. 31, 1974
New Orleans, LA
Florida        7    3    0    0   -   10
Nebraska       0    0    0   13   -   13

First Quarter
UF - Tony Green 21 run
    (Dave Posey kick), 9:49. 
Second Quarter
UF - FG Dave Posey 40, 0:02. 
Fourth Quarter
NU - Monte Anthony 2 run (Mike Coyle kick), 13:24. 
NU - FG Mike Coyle 37, 7:13. 
NU - FG Mike Coyle 39, 1:46.

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                         NEB    FLA
First Downs Rushing ..... 17      9
First Downs Passing ...... 0      4
First Downs by Penalties ..1      0
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS ....... 18     13
Rushing Attempts ........ 60     55
Yards Gained Rushing ... 322    223
Yards Lost Rushing ...... 18     45
NET YARDS RUSHING ...... 304    178
Passes Attempted ........ 14     10
Passes Completed ......... 2      5
Passes had Intercepted.... 4      1
NET YARDS PASSING ....... 16     97
Total Offense Plays ..... 74     65
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS .... 320    275
Punts, Number ............ 4      6
Punts, Yards ........... 148    195
Penalties-yards ....... 2-17   5-41
Fumbles-lost ........... 3-1    3-1
NEBRASKA RUSHING Att. Yds TD Long Anthony 15 64 1 21 Davis 17 126 0 40 O'Leary 18 50 0 10 Westbrook 5 46 0 18 Higgs 2 2 0 2 Bahe 1 7 0 7 Luck 2 9 0 5 Totals 60 304 1 40 PASSING Att Cmp Int Yds TD Long Humm 12 2 4 16 0 16 Luck 2 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 14 2 4 16 0 16 RECEIVING No. Yds TD Long Westbrook 2 16 0 16 Totals 2 16 0 16 PUNTING No. Yds Avg. Long Lessman 4 148 37.0 39 Totals 4 148 37.0 39 RETURNS Punts Kickoffs Int. Gillespie 1-29 Davis 1-24 Burrow 1-8 Heydorff 1-35 Totals 1-8 2-53 1-35 TACKLES UT AT TT Pate 11 3 14 Lee 9 2 11 Pruitt 6 4 10 Starkebaum 5 4 9 Burrow 4 0 4 Ruud 3 5 8 Kyros 3 3 6 Fultz 3 1 4 Nelson 3 1 4 Heydorff 3 0 3 Weiser 1 1 3 Martin 2 0 2 Westbrook 2 0 2 Monds 1 1 2 Bonness 1 0 1 Mills 1 0 1 Belka 1 0 1 Bahe 1 0 1 Johnson 0 1 1
FLORIDA RUSHING Att. Yds TD Long Green 14 73 1 21 DuBose 17 84 0 17 Brinson 3 16 0 8 Richards 6 22 0 16 Gaffney 13 7 0 7 Fisher 2 10 0 3 Totals 55 178 1 21 PASSING Att Cmp Int Yds TD Long Gaffney 10 5 1 97 0 35 Totals 10 5 1 97 0 35 RECEIVING No. Yds TD Long McGriff 2 52 0 35 Darby 1 32 0 32 Brinson 1 4 0 4 Green 1 9 0 9 Totals 5 97 0 35 PUNTING No. Yds Avg. Long Morrison 6 195 32.5 38 Totals 6 195 32.5 38 RETURNS* Punts Kickoffs Int. Cowans 1-0 1-30 G. Sever 1-8 Talbot 1-30 Kendrick 2-20 Green 2-20 Richards 1-24 Chandler 1-8   Totals 2-8 4-24 4-81 TACKLES UT AT TT Ortega 8 5 13 Kendrick 8 4 12 Barber 8 3 11 Cameron 8 2 10 Cowan 6 0 6 Green 4 2 6 Griffith 4 2 6 Fields 3 1 4 Butler 3 1 4 Carpenter 2 0 2 Davis 2 0 2 Talbot 1 0 1 Hutchinson 1 0 1 Logan 1 0 1 Williams 1 0 1 Posey 1 0 1 Lawless 1 0 1
*Florida's stats for kickoff and interception returns obviously are incorrect, but they are listed here as they appear in the 1975 Nebraska media guide (except Green's kickoff returns are listed there as interceptions. If you have the correct stats, please pass them along.
 
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