Syracuse 17
Nebraska 9

Sep. 29, 1984 - 11:20 a.m. Central
Carrier Dome | Syracuse, NY | Katz TV
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 7 0 0 2 9
Syracuse 0 3 7 7 17
First Quarter
NEB: Todd Frain 25 pass from Craig Sundberg (Dale Klein kick) 7:51
Second Quarter
SYR: Don McAulay 24 field goal, 5:07
Third Quarter
SYR: Mike Siano 40 pass from Todd Norley (McAulay kick) 4:50
Fourth Quarter
SYR: Harold Gayden 1 run (McAulay kick) 1:29
NEB: Safety, James Fox ran out of end zone, 0:00

                         NEB      SYR
First downs ............. 12       15
Rushes-yards ........ 41-154   57-118 
Passing yards ........... 60      106 
  Comp-Att-Int ...... 5-16-1   9-18-1
Total offense ....... 57-214   75-224
Return yards ............ 23        3
Sacks by .............. 3-22     2-15
Punts ................. 7-44     7-40
Fumbles-lost ........... 4-2      0-0
Penalties-yards ....... 5-46     7-52
Possession time ...... 23:15    36:45
Third-down conv. ...... 4/14     8/20
Fourth-down conv. ...... 2/3      1/1

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
NEB: Doug DuBose 23-107, Travis Turner 1-11, Paul Miles 2-8, Tom Rathman 4-8, Shane Swanson 1-7, Sundberg 7-6, Scott Porter 2-7.

SYR: Jaime Covington 30-99, Gayden 13-45, Scott Schwedes 1-6, Larry Morris 1-minus-1, Fox 1-minus-13, Norley 11-minus-18.

Passing
NEB: Sundberg 5-13-1-60, Turner 0-2-0-0.
SYR: Norley 9-18-1-106.

Receiving
NEB: Frain 3-48, DuBose 1-6, Swanson 1-6.
SYR: Schwedes 3-42, Siano 2-42, Covington 3-9, Tait 1-13.

Missed field goals: None.

Attendance: 47,280

Coverage

Recap

1984 Nebraska-Syracuse photoSyracuse’s Jaime Covington tries to avoid a tackle by Nebraska linebacker Marc Munford. · Honolulu Star-Bulletin · Newspapers.com

No. 1 Huskers stunned by Orangemen

To say the least, it was an upset of major proportions.

Syracuse, coming off a 19-0 home-field loss to Rutgers and looking like the same team Nebraska had crushed, 63-7, the year before in Lincoln, played the No. 1-ranked Huskers to a standstill through three quarters, then ground the visitors down in the fourth for a 17-9 win in the Carrier Dome.

The Huskers were without the nation’s leading rusher, senior I-back Jeff Smith, but, said Coach Tom Osborne, “With or without Jeff Smith, it would have been tough. The name of the game for us is to be physical. They were more physical today.”

The loss ended a 23-game regular-season win string for Nebraska.

Coverage

Omaha World-Herald
Lincoln Journal Star
Daily Nebraskan
Associated Press
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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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