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Southeastern Conference champion Louisiana State shocked Nebraska with a 43-yard pass on the first play of the game and went on in to take a 7-0 lead in the first three minutes of the 1987 USF&G Sugar Bowl. After that, it was all Nebraska as the Cornhuskers manhandled the Tigers in rolling to a 30-15 win in NU's 25th bowl game appearance.

LSU picked up 64 yards total offense on that first drive, then got 65 more in a scoring drive in the final three minutes against Husker reserves. In the middle 54 minutes of the game, the Tigers managed only 62 total offense yards and three first downs against a fired-up Black Shirt defensive unit. LSU finished the game with 32 net rushing yards, and 10 first downs, both bowl-game defensive records for Nebraska.

Full recap here.

OWH STORY & PHOTOS
SERIES HISTORY | NU BOWLS
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
FINAL POLLS | HONORS

Nebraska 30
LSU 15

Jan. 1, 1987
New Orleans, LA
Nebraska            0    10    7    13   —  30
Louisiana State     7     0    0     8   —  15

First Quarter
LSU — Harvey Williams 1 run (David Browndyke kick), 2:54.
Second Quarter 
NEB — FG Dale Klein 42, 4:59. 
NEB — Steve Taylor 2 run (Klein kick), 14:21.
Third Quarter 
NEB — Tyreese Knox 1 run (Klein kick), 4:25.
Fourth Quarter
NEB — Todd Millikan 3 pass from Taylor
 (Klein kick), 8:58.
NEB — Knox 1 run (Klein kick failed), 11:34. 
LSU — Tony Moss 24 pass from Tom Hodson (Alvin Lee
 pass from Hodson), 12:59. 
A—76,234.
                          NEB       LSU
First downs                22        10
Rushes-yards           60-242     29-32
Passing yards             110       159
Return yards               48        11
Passes                11-20-0   14-30-2
Sacks by                 3-30       1-5
Punts                    4-30      6-42
Fumbles-lost              5-2       6-1
Penalties-yards          5-78    12-130
Time of possession      34:47     25:13
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing:
Nebraska, Knox 16-84, Taylor 20-63. Louisiana State, Williams 12-48, Sam Martin 7-4.
Passing:
Nebraska, Taylor 11-19-0-110. Louisiana State, Hodson 14-30-2-159.
Receiving:
Nebraska, Tom Banderas 4-42, Rod Smith 2-24, Millikan 2-23. Louisiana State, Wendell Davis 3-63, Martin 3-19, Rogie Magee 2-29.
Missed field goals: Nebraska, Klein 51, 52 (blocked).
 
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