Nebraska 13
Florida 10

Dec. 31, 1974
Sugar Bowl | New Orleans, LA | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
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: Posey 40 field goal, 0:02
Fourth Quarter
NU: Monte Anthony 2 run (Mike Coyle kick) 13:24
NU: Coyle 37 field goal, 7:13
NU: Coyle 39 field goal, 1:46

Attendance: 67,850.

                         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                         1-31
Kendrick                       2-20
Green                2-8           
Richards             1-24          
Chandler             1-8           
Totals       2-8     4-40      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

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Huskers use ground game to rally past Gators

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.

H’MAX NOTES: This was the last Sugar Bowl game to be played in Tulane Stadium.  … Nebraska’s 99-yard drive featured zero passes and came after Terry Luck replaced Dave Humm at quarterback. … Tony Davis rushed for 126 yards and was named Outstanding Player of the game.

 

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