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Official recap
Stung by their own miscues and the ferocious play of the Louisiana State Tigers, the Nebraska Cornhuskers battled from behind for an impressive, 21-20, victory in the 1983 Orange Bowl game.

Nebraska struck early, then suffered an amazing string of uncharacteristic turnovers, before returning to form with a stirring second-half performance.

Full recap here.

OWH STORIES (1, 2) & PHOTOS
SERIES HISTORY | NU BOWLS
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
FINAL POLLS | HONORS

Nebraska 21
LSU 20

Jan. 1, 1983
Miami, FL
Louisiana State     7    7    3    3  —  20 
Nebraska            7    0    7    7  —  21

NEB — Mark Schellen 5 run (Kevin Seibel kick) 
LSU — Dalton Hilliard 1 run (Juan Betanzos kick) 
LSU — Hilliard 1 run (Betanzos kick) 
LSU — FG Betanzos 28
NEB — Mike Rozier 11 pass from Turner Gill (Seibel kick)
NEB — Gill 1 run (Seibel kick) 
LSU — FG Betanzos 29 
A—54,407
                       LSU        NU 
First downs             12        22  
Rushes-yards         31-38    58-214
Passing yards          173       184  
Passes             30-14-2   22-13-2  
Total offense          211       403
Return yards            33        54  
Punts               6-39.2    1-31.0  
Fumbles-lost           1-0       4-4  
Penalties-yards       8-57      4-25
Possession time      25:28     34:32
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
Louisiana State, Hilliard 18-29, Clay Parker 1-12.
Nebraska, Rozier 26-118, Gill 12-37, Schellen 5-23.
Passing
Louisiana State, Alan Risher 30-14-2-173.
Nebraska, Gill 22-13-2-184.
Receiving
Louisiana State. Hilliard 8-82, Malcolm Scott 4-67, Eric Martin 2-24.
Nebraska, Irving Fryar 5-84, Todd Brown 4-51, Rozier 3-28.
 
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