Nebraska 28
LSU 10

Jan. 1, 1985 - 7:10 p.m. Central
Sugar Bowl | New Orleans, LA | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 0 7 7 14 28
LSU 3 7 0 0 10
First Quarter
LSU: Ronnie Lewis 37 field goal, 4:40
Second Quarter
LSU: Dalton Hilliard 2 run (Lewis kick) 13:11
NEB: Doug DuBose 31 pass from Craig Sundberg (Dale Klein kick) 10:31
Third Quarter
NEB: Sundberg 9 run (Klein kick) 8:14
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Todd Frain 24 pass from Sundberg (Klein kick) 10:54
NEB: Frain 17 pass from Sundberg (Klein kick) 8:40

                       NEB        LSU
First downs ........... 23         21
  Rushing ............. 16          6
  Passing .............. 6         10
  Penalty .............. 1          3
Rushes-yards ...... 59-280     34-183
Passing yards ........ 143        221
  Comp-Att-Int ... 10-18-3    20-38-5
Total offense ..... 77-423     72-404
Sacks by ............ 2-17        1-2
Punts .............. 5-30.6    4-39.8
Fumbles-lost ......... 0-0        3-1
Penalties-yards ..... 9-74       5-36
Possession time .... 32:29      27:31
Third-down conv. .... 6/13       4/15
Fourth-down conv. .... 0/1        0/1

1985 Sugar Bowl photoNebraska defensive tackle Jim Skow pulls down LSU quarterback Jeff Wickersham. · The Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
NEB: DuBose 20-102, Jeff Smith 17-84.
LSU: Hilliard 16-86, Garry James 9-65, Sam Martin 5-50.

Passing
NEB: Sundberg 10-15-2-143, Turner 0-2-1-0.
LSU: Jeff Wickersham 20-37-4-221.

Receiving
NEB: Frain 4-53, DuBose 2-39, Brian Hiemer, 2-30, Shane Swanson 2-21.

LSU: Eric Martin 4-58, Herman Fontenot 4-56, James 3-30, Garland Jean Batiste 3-8, Hilliard 2-9.

Missed field goals: LSU, Lewis, 19, 24.

Attendance: 75,608.


Coverage

Recap

1985 Sugar Bowl photoCraig Sundberg gets a short pass away under pressure from LSU’s Michael Brooks. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Huskers rally past Bayou Bengals

Quarterback Craig Sundberg closed out his Nebraska career by leading the Huskers back from a 10-0 deficit to a 28-10 win over Louisiana State in the Sugar Bowl.

After LSU scored on two of its first three possessions to seize the early lead, the Nebraska offense rebounded from a rocky start and scored 28 unanswered points.

Two of the Huskers’ four touchdowns were set up by a defense that forced six Tiger turnovers, including five interceptions.

Sophomore I-back Doug DuBose gave Nebraska a boost with a 102-yard rushing effort, but it was Sundberg who was named the game’s most valuable player. Starting for the first time since an arm injury knocked him from the starting lineup at midseason, Sundberg completed 10 of 15 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns, and he ran for the go-ahead score on a 9-yard run midway through the third quarter.

Doug DuBose

Doug DuBose gets past an LSU defender. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
Game stories
Pregame & team info
1984 schedule
04/28 Red 35, White 13
09/08 Wyoming W 42-7
09/15 Minnesota W 38-7
09/22 @ UCLA W 42-3
09/29 @ Syracuse L 9-17
10/06 Oklahoma St. W 17-3
10/13 Missouri W 33-23
10/20 @ Colorado W 24-7
10/27 Kansas St. W 62-14
11/03 @ Iowa St. W 44-0
11/10 @ Kansas W 41-7
11/17 Oklahoma L 7-17
01/01 LSU W 28-10
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