Florida St. 17
Nebraska 13

Sep. 7, 1985 - 2:40 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Florida St. 7 10 0 0 17
Nebraska 7 6 0 0 13
First Quarter
NEB: Tom Rathman 60 run (Dale Klein kick) 13:20
FSU: Darrin Holloman 15 pass from Danny McManus (Derek Schmidt kick) 8:11
Second Quarter
FSU: FG Schmidt 20, 12:52
NEB: Doug DuBose 1 run (kick failed) 8:05
FSU: Cletis Jones 2 run (Schmidt kick) 3:27

A-75,943
                       FSU       NEB
First downs             17        15
Rushes-yards        43-114    55-372
Passing yards          176        40
Return yards             6        17
  Comp-Att-Int     18-31-0    3-14-1
Total offense       74-290    69-412
Sacks by              2-14      3-14
Punts                 9-40      5-38
Fumbles-lost           1-0       2-2
Penalties-yards       5-40      7-46
Time of possession   30:58     29:02

RUSHING
FSU: Sammie Smith 12-73, Tony Smith 11-24, Chuck Wells 6-16, Jones 8-15, Holloman 1-6, Kirk Coker 3-minus-7, McManus 2-minus-14.
 
NEB: DuBose 21-129, Rathman, 12-113, McCathorn Clayton 9-97, Von Sheppard 3-35, Travis Turner 6-6; Keith Jones 1-2, Dana Brinson 1-minus-2, Paul Miles 1-minus-2, TEAM 1-minus-6.
 
PASSING
FSU: McManus 15-27-0-172, Coker 3-4-0-4.
 
NEB: Turner 2-9-0-24, Clayton 1-5-1-16.
 
RECEIVING
FSU: Holloman 5-63. T. Smith 4-41, Wells 4-25, Gaylor White 2-33, Pat Carter 2-19, S. Smith 1-minus-5.
 
NEB: Robb Schnitzler 2-24, DuBose 1-16. 
  
MISSED FIELD GOALS
NEB: Klein 31.

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1985 Nebraska-Florida State, Travis TurnerFSU cornerback Martin Mayhew stops Travis Turner on a first-quarter run. · Tallahassee Democrat · Newspapers.com

‘Noles pounce on Husker errors

Too many mistakes in the wrong places spelled doom for Nebraska as the Huskers dropped a 17-13 decision to Florida State in brutal, 93-degree heat (it was 133 degrees on Memorial Stadium’s artificial turf).

Nebraska fullback Tom Rathman raced 60 yards to give the Huskers an early 7-0 lead, but the Seminoles took advantage of key errors to build a 17-13 halftime lead and then held on for their second win in Lincoln in three tries.

The Huskers outyarded Florida State by 412 to 290 but were minus-3 in turnover margin.

A key play that was as big as any turnover occurred late in the second quarter when Nebraska lined up to punt from its own 13. A bad snap forced punter Dan Wingard to take off running, and he was brought down at the 6. Two plays later, the Seminoles scored the go-ahead touchdown.

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1985 schedule
04/27 Reds 26, Whites 21
09/07 Florida St. L 13-17
09/21 Illinois W 52-25
09/28 Oregon W 63-0
10/05 New Mexico W 38-7
10/12 @ Oklahoma St. W 34-24
10/19 @ Missouri W 28-20
10/26 Colorado W 17-7
11/02 @ Kansas St. W 41-3
11/09 Iowa St. W 49-0
11/16 Kansas W 56-6
11/23 @ Oklahoma L 7-27
01/01 Michigan L 23-27
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