NEB: Todd Brown 8 pass from Jeff Quinn (Kevin Seibel kick) 1:54
FSU: Bill Capece 32 field goal, 0:54
NEB: Brown 12 pass from Quinn (Seibel kick) 6:30
FSU: Capece 27 field goal, 10:49
FSU: Sam Platt 6 run (pass failed) 5:17
FSU: Capece 40 field goal, 1:16
FSU: Capece 41 field goal, 2:37
First Downs...............15 21
Rushes-Net yds.........40-12 39-201
Passing Net..............154 167
Comp-Att-Int. ......15-26-0 15-30-2
Total Offense............166 368
Return Yards..............33 2
FSU: Platt 20-48
NEB: Redwine 25-145, Franklin 6-23
FSU: Stockstill 15-25-154
NEB: Quinn 15-30-167
FSU: P Williams 3-62, Whiting 6-41
NEB: Brown 4-51, Noonan 2-48
ADDITIONAL STATSSCORING SUMMARY
Jeff Quinn quiets the crowd before Nebraska’s final play.
Seminoles turn away Huskers in dramatic finish
Nebraska saw its hopes for an undefeated season fall just three yards short, as Florida State withstood a dramatic last ditch Husker drive to hang on to an 18-14 victory.
After building a 14-3 halftime lead, the Huskers fell behind 18-14 due mostly to three key NU turnovers. But the Huskers had a chance to win as they drove to the FSU three yard line with just 12 seconds remaining. But quarterback Jeff Quinn was hit as he rolled left by linebacker Paul Piurowski and he fumbled. The ball was recovered by FSU’s Gary Futch.
I-back Jarvis Redwine, who rushed for 145 yards on 25 carries, suffered broken ribs late in the fourth quarter and was lost to the Huskers two weeks.
NOTABLE: Husker fans’ spontaneous ovation for the Seminoles after the game started a tradition that lives on today and prompted a letter from FSU coach Bobby Bowden.