Nebraska 13
Auburn 7

Jan. 1, 1964
Orange Bowl | Miami, FL | NBC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 10 3 0 0 13
Auburn 0 0 7 0 7
First Quarter
NU - Dennis Claridge 68 run (Dave Theisen kick) 13:47 
NU - FG Theisen 31, 5:26
Second Quarter
NU - FG Theisen 36, 13:05
Third Quarter
AU - Jimmy Sidle 13 run (Woody Woodall kick), 3:32

                        NU       AU
First Downs ........... 11       17
 By rushing ............ 9        8
 By passing ............ 2        8
 By penalty ............ 0        1
Rushes-Net yards .. 46-204   35-126
Passing, Net yards .... 30      157
 Att-Comp-Int ...... 9-4-0  27-14-1
Total Offense ........ 234      283
Punts-Avg. ........ 7-38.3   6-35.2
Fumbles-Lost ......... 2-1      3-1
Penalties-Yards ..... 6-65     5-39

Attendance: 72,647

NEBRASKA
RUSHING    Att. Gain Loss Net  Avg  Long
Claridge    14   116   8  108  7.7    68
R.Johnson   14    47   0   47  3.5     7
McCloughan   5    25   0   25  5.0     9
Ross         7    21   0   21  3.0     6
Solich       2     3   0    3  1.5     2
Hohn         4     8   8    0  0.0     6

PASSING   Att.  Cmp. Int.  Yds  TD  Long
Claridge    9     4    0    30   0    13

RECEIVING    No.    Yds    Long
Doepke        1      13      13
Hohn          1       9       9
Jeter         1       8       8
Ross          1       0       0

AUBURN
RUSHING    Att. Gain Loss Net  Avg  Long
Sidle       25   124  28   96  3.8    16
Rawson       4    14   0   14  3.5     5
Sutton       1     6   0    6  6.0     6
Frederickson 3     5   1    4  1.3     4
Rose         1     3   0    3  3.0     3
Griffith     1     3   0    3  3.0     3

PASSING   Att.  Cmp. Int.  Yds  TD  Long
Sidle      25    12    1   141   0    28
Rose        2     2    0    16   0    10

RECEIVING    No.    Yds    Long
Simpson       4      39      11
Rose          3      37      18
Waid          2      34      28
Ingle         2      22      11
Lewis         2      15      12
Sidle         1      10      10

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CLARIDGE’S GALLOP SPARKS HUSKERS IN ORANGE BOWL

Nebraska made its second Orange Bowl trip a happier one than the first with a 13-7 win over Auburn. The Huskers evened their bowl recordand handed Bob Devaney his second bowl win in as many tries.

Claridge TD run
Claridge eludes the last defender. | Video & photos

Husker quarterback Dennis Claridge broke the game open before fans had settled in their seats. Aided by a Bob Brown block, Claridge bolted 68 yards down the sideline to put NU ahead 7-0 on the Huskers’ second play from scrimmage. At the time, it was the longest TD run in OB history. Moments later, Dave Theisen broke another OB record with a 31-yard field goal. The record lasted until the second quarter when he booted a 36-yarder to give NU a 13-0 halftime lead.

Auburn quarterback Jimmy Sidle almost brought the Tigers back, but Husker linebackers John Kirby and Bruce Smith broke up a fourth-and-four pass inside the 10-yard line with less than two minutes to go to preserve the win.

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