Arizona St. 17
Nebraska 14

Dec. 26, 1975 - 2 p.m. Central
Fiesta Bowl | Tempe, AZ | CBS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 7 7 0 14
Arizona St. 3 3 0 11 17
First quarter
ASU: FG Dan Kush 27, 10:48 
Second quarter
NEB: Monte Anthony 1 run (Mike Coyle kick) 7:50
ASU: FG Kush 33, 0:00
Third quarter
NEB: Anthony 4 run (Coyle kick) 5:49 
Fourth quarter
ASU: John Jefferson 10 pass from Fred Mortensen (Larry Mucker pass from Mortensen) 13:03
ASU: FG Kush 29, 4:50

                    NEB      ASU
FIRST DOWNS          20       20
  By Rushing         13        6
  By Passing          6       12
  By Penalty          1        2
NET YDS RUSHING     198      162
  Attempts           57       37
  Yards Gained      217      169
  Yards Lost         19        7
NET YDS PASSING      90      173
  Attempted          23       37
  Completed          12       15
  Intercepted         1        2
TOTAL OFFENSE    80-288   74-335
PUNTS-AVERAGE    7-39.4   5-37.2
PENALIZED-YDS      4-38     6-54
FUMBLES-LOST        2-2      0-0
KO. RETURNS-YDS    4-76     2-56
INT. RETURS-YDS     2-3      1-0
PUNT RETURNS-YDS   4-17      4-0

Attendance: 51,396

RUSHING    Att.    Net    TD    Long
Davis       17     60      0      11
Anthony     22     94      2      34
Luck         7     -7      0       4
O'Leary     10     45      0      11
Heiser       1      6      0       6

PASSING    Att. Com. Int Yds TD Long
Luck        22   12   0   90  0   12
Ferragamo    1    0   1    0  0    0

RECEIVING   No.    Yds    TD    Long
Thomas       6      44     0      10
Craig        1      12     0      12
Mushinskie   1       9     0       9
Heiser       2      12     0       7
Shamblin     2      12     0       8

PUNTING     No.   Yds   Avg.    Long
Lessman      7    276   39.4      50

RETURNS     Punts   Kickoffs    Int.
Butterfield  2-17      0-0       1-0
Burrow       2-0       0-0       1-3
Craig        0-0       3-60      0-0
Thomas       0-0       1-16      0-0

TACKLES      AT  UT   TT
Burrow        4   1    5
Stacey        2   0    2
Valasek       0   1    1
Thomas        1   0    1
Smith         1   0    1
Monds         0   3    3
Heiser        0   1    1
Butterfield   1   2    3
Jones         1   0    1
Donnell       0   1    1
Wightman      4   6   10
Pillen        9   2   11
Lindquist     0   2    2
Lee           0   5    5
Fultz         2   4    6
Phillips      3   2    5
Martin        2   3    5
Wied          0   2    2

RUSHING    Att.    Net    TD    Long
Sproul      10      19     0      13
Williams    18     111     0      26
Robinson     8      30     0       9
Mortensen    1       2     0       2


PASSING    Att. Com. Int Yds TD Long
Sproul      35   14   1  163  0   19
Mortensen    2    1   1   10  1   10

RECEIVING   No.    Yds    TD    Long
Jefferson    8     113     1      19
Williams     1       8     0       8
Mucker       3      39     0      16
Robinson     3      13     0       9


PUNTING     No.   Yds   Avg.    Long
Mortensen    5    186   37.2      47

RETURNS     Punts   Kickoffs    Int.
Gordon        0-0      0-0       1-0
Haynes        3-0      1-29      0-0
Harris        1-0      0-0       0-0
Mucker        0-0      1-27      0-0

TACKLES      AT  UT   TT
Martinez      2   4    6
Haynes        2   4    6
J. Harris     6   2    8
Stencel       8   2   10
Geldien       1   0    1
Gordon        6   6   12
DiBrell       0   1    1
Mataalii      7   2    9
Garbarini     2   0    2
Lorenzen      7   2    9
T. Petersen  10   4   14
Lanker        0   1    1
Weigandt      6   4   10
Moore         4   3    7
Harris        1   2    3
Scroggins     5   0    5

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1975 Fiesta Bowl, Monte Anthony photoMonte Anthony, who rushed for 94 yards and both Nebraska touchdowns, finds a big opening in the ASU defense. · San Bernardino County Sun · Newspapers.com

Sun Devils snap Huskers’ bowl victory streak

Nebraska’s record-tying six-game bowl win streak was snapped by Arizona State in the 1975 Fiesta Bowl, when the Sun Devils edged the Huskers 17-14, before 51,396 partisan fans on ASU’s home field.

The final blow came with 4:50 remaining in the game, when ASU kicker Dan Kush successfully booted a 29-yard field goal, breaking a 14-14 tie and capping a rally from a 14-6 deficit after three quarters.

Fighting till the very end, Nebraska then took the ensuing kickoff and drove to the Arizona State 31 yard line with less than two minutes to play. The Huskers’ first two plays from there were incomplete passes, but on third down, quarterback Terry Luck hit fullback Tony Davis with a pass at the ASU 21 yard line. However, Davis was hit hard by two Arizona State players and fumbled the ball. The Sun Devils recovered and went on to kill the clock and claim their 17-14 win.

Nebraska ended the 1975 season at 10-2 and ranked No. 9 in the country. The Huskers lost their last two games of the year to No. 1-ranked Oklahoma 35-10 and to the No. 2-ranked Sun Devils.

1975 Fiesta Bowl photo, winning kickDan Kush drills the game-winning field goal from the 19 yard line with 4:50 remaining in the fourth quarter. Arizona Republic · Newspapers.com

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1975 schedule
05/03 Reds 6, Whites 20
09/13 LSU W 10-7
09/20 Indiana W 45-0
09/27 TCU W 56-14
10/04 Miami W 31-16
10/11 Kansas W 16-0
10/18 @ Oklahoma St. W 28-20
10/25 Colorado W 63-21
11/01 @ Missouri W 30-7
11/08 @ Kansas St. W 12-0
11/15 Iowa St. W 52-0
11/22 Oklahoma L 10-35
12/26 @ Arizona St. L 14-17
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