Florida St. 18
Nebraska 14

Oct. 4, 1980
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Florida St. 3 0 12 3 18
Nebraska 7 7 0 0 14
First Quarter
NEB: Todd Brown 8 pass from Jeff Quinn (Kevin Seibel kick) 1:54
FSU: Bill Capece 32 field goal, 0:54
Second Quarter
NEB: Brown 12 pass from Quinn (Seibel kick), 6:30
Third Quarter
FSU: Capece 27 field goal, 10:49  
FSU: Sam Platt 6 run (pass failed) 5:17  
FSU: Capece 40 field goal, 1:16
Fourth Quarter
FSU: Capece 41 field goal, 2:37 

                         FSU        NU 
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
Fumbles-lost.............2-1       4-2
Penalties-Yards.........2-22      6-67

RUSHING
FSU: Platt 20-48
NEB: Redwine 25-145, Franklin 6-23

PASSING
FSU: Stockstill 15-25-154
NEB: Quinn 15-30-167

RECEIVING
FSU: P Williams 3-62, Whiting 6-41
NEB: Brown 4-51, Noonan 2-48

ADDITIONAL STATS

SCORING SUMMARY

ATTENDANCE: 76,152

Coverage

Recap


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.

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1980 schedule
05/03 Reds 38, Whites 19
09/13 Utah W 55-9
09/20 Iowa W 57-0
09/27 @ Penn St. W 21-7
10/04 Florida St. L 14-18
10/11 @ Kansas W 54-0
10/18 Oklahoma St. W 48-7
10/25 @ Colorado W 45-7
11/01 MIssouri W 38-16
11/08 Kansas St. W 55-8
11/15 @ Iowa St. W 35-0
11/22 Oklahoma L 17-21
12/27 Mississippi St. W 31-17
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