Nebraska 42
UCLA 3

Sep. 22, 1984 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Rose Bowl | Pasadena, CA | CBS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 6 15 7 14 42
UCLA 0 0 3 0 3
First Quarter
NEBR: Jeff Smith 8 run (Scott Livingston kick failed) 6:54
Second Quarter
NEBR: Craig Sundberg 4 run (Jason Gamble pass from Sundberg) 11:20
NEBR: Tom Rathman 3 run (Livingston kick) 2:01
Third Quarter
UCLA: John Lee 34 field goal, 8:02
NEBR: Shane Swanson 19 run (Livingston kick) 1:57
Fourth Quarter
NEBR: Doug DuBose 64 run (Dale Klein kick) 13:42
NEBR: Paul Miles 4 run (Klein kick) 5:43

                      NEBR      UCLA
First downs ........... 26        16
Rushes-yards ...... 62-364     33-41 
Passing yards ........ 104       165 
  Comp-Att-Int ... 10-19-1   20-43-1
Total offense ..... 81-468    76-206
Return yards .......... 62        24
Sacks by ............ 8-46      1-11
Punts ............... 6-32     10-39
Fumbles-lost ......... 3-1       3-2
Penalties-yards ..... 4-30      5-34
Possession time .... 31:27     28:33
Third-down conv. .... 8/15      4/17
Fourth-down conv. .... 0/0       0/0

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
NEBR: Smith 20-123, DuBose 8-104, Rathman 11-52, Miles 8-41, Swanson 1-19, Gatson 1-11.

UCLA: Danny Andrews 8-32, Bryan Wiley 4-19, Primus 5-18.

Passing
NEBR: Sundberg 10-17-1-104. Turner 0-2-0-0.
UCLA: Matt Stevens 13-28-1-119,
      Rod Norrie 7-15-0-46.

Receiving
NEBR: Swanson 3-33, Scott Kimball 2-21.
UCLA: Andrews 7-52, Mike Sherrard 3-37, Derek Tennell 3-16.

Missed field goals: None

SCORING SUMMARY & MORE STATS

Attendance: 71,355

Coverage

Recap

Jeff Smith

Huskers crush Bruins, but I-back Smith hobbled

Nebraska made its first Rose Bowl appearance in 44 seasons and the No. 1-ranked Huskers made the most of it, turning in by far their best early-season performance in rolling to a 42-3 romp over eighth-ranked (AP) UCLA in a game televised to nearly all of the nation by CBS.

The Huskers sacked Bruin quarterbacks eight times as Nebraska handed the two-time defending Pac-10 and Rose Bowl champs their worst loss in 14 years. But in recording their first win ever in California, NU lost I-back Jeff Smith to a first-half ankle injury that was to plague him most of the season.

Paul Miles

I-back Paul Miles picks up yardage. | 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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