Alabama 34
Nebraska 7

Jan. 2, 1967 - 1 p.m. Central
Sugar Bowl | New Orleans, LA | NBC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Alabama 17 7 3 7 34
Nebraska 0 0 0 7 7
Ken Stabler and Wayne Meylan
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 
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 yds ... 34        19
Penalties-Yards ......... 1-15      2-30
Fumbles-Lost ............. 3-1       5-2

Attendance: 82,000

Coverage

Recap

Huskers swamped by Crimson Tide

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 QB 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

    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.
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1966 schedule
05/14 Whites 28, Reds 10
09/17 TCU W 14-10
09/24 Utah St. W 28-7
10/01 @ Iowa St. W 12-6
10/08 @ Wisconsin W 31-3
10/15 Kansas St. W 21-10
10/22 @ Colorado W 21-19
10/29 Missouri W 35-0
11/05 @ Kansas W 24-13
11/12 Oklahoma St. W 21-6
11/24 @ Oklahoma L 9-10
01/02 Alabama L 7-34
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