Florida St. 27
Nebraska 14

Jan. 1, 1993 - 7 p.m. Central
Orange Bowl | Miami, FL | NBC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Florida St. 7 13 7 0 27
Nebraska 0 7 0 7 14
First Quarter
FSU: Tamarick Vanover 25 pass from Charlie Ward (Mowrey kick) 7:41
Second Quarter
FSU: Mowrey 40 field goal, 10:54
FSU: McCorvey 4 pass from Ward (Mowrey kick) 9:22
FSU: Mowrey 24 field goal, 2:34
NEB: Corey Dixon 41 pass from Tommie Frazier (Byron Bennett kick) 1:03
Third Quarter
FSU: Sean Jackson 11 run (Mowrey kick) 4:52
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Gerald Armstrong 1 pass from Frazier (Bennett kick) 10:24

                        FSU      NEB
First Downs ............ 23       13
  Rushing .............. 11        8
  Passing ............... 9        5
  Penalty ............... 3        0
Net Rushing Yards .. 48-221    34-42
  Yards Gained ........ 241       38
  Yards Lost ........... 20        4
Net Passing Yards ..... 215      146
  Comp-Att-Int .... 16-31-1  10-22-2
Total Offense ...... 79-436   56-290
  Avg. Gain ........... 5.5      5.2
Return Yards ........... 10       30
Fumbles-Lost .......... 3-0      5-1
Penalties-Yards ...... 6-71     6-50
Interceptions-Yds ....  2-0     1-12
Punts-Avg. ......... 6-35.8   4-44.8
Punt Returns-Yds ..... 1-10     3-18
K.O. Returns-Yds ...... 2-7    4-114
Possession time ..... 36:53    23:07
Third-Down Conv. ..... 8-16     3-12
Sacks By-Yards Lost ... 1-1     2-25

ATTENDANCE: 57,324

1993 Orange Bowl, Travis Hill and Charlie Ward photoFSU’s Charlie Ward unloads a pass as Travis Hill closes in. · Tallahassee Democrat · Newspapers.com

RUSHING
FSU            No    Net    LP   TD
 Jackson       17    101    42    1
 McMillon       9     23     5    0
 Floyd          4      5     2    0
 Ward          14     23     5    0
 Wimberly       1     19    19    0
 Vanover        3     50    29    0

PASSING
FSU      At   Cp   I   Yds   LP   TD   Sks
Ward     30   15   1   187   32    2    2
Jackson   1    1   0    28   28    0    0

RECEIVING
FSU            No    Yds    LP   TD
 Jackson        4     61    31    0
 Baker          3     32    20    0
 Vanover        3     40    25    1
 McMillon       1      7     7    0
 McCorvey       3     23    13    1
 Ward           1     28    28    0
 Ellison        1     24    24    0

MISSED FGs
FSU: None                       

RETURNS
FSU              PR      KOR      IR
 Sawyer        1/10
 McMillon                1/6
 Vanover                 1/1
 Fowler                          1/0
 Abraham                         1/0

PUNTING
FSU          No    Yds    Avg     LP
 Wimberly     6    215    35.8    47
RUSHING
NEB            No    Net    LP   TD
 Jones         19     76    17    0
 Lewis          3     19    16    0
 Brown          4     13    15    0
 Frazier        7      1    16    0
 Dixon          1     35    35    0

PASSING
NEB      At   Cp   I   Yds   LP   TD   Sks
Frazier  21   10   2   146   41    2    1
Bell      1    0   0     0    0    0    0

RECEIVING
NEB             No   Yds    LP   TD
 Dixon          5    123    41    1
 Hawkins        2     18    12    0
 Jones          1      0     0    0
 Armstrong      1      1     1    1
 Muhammad       1      4     4    0

MISSED FGs
NU:  Bennett, 26, 39.

RETURNS
NEB              PR      KOR      IR
 Hughes        2/11     2/35
 Miles                  2/79
 Byrd                            1/12
 Dixon          1/7

PUNTING
NEB          No    Yds    Avg     LP
 Stigge       4    179    44.8    58

NU DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
Tackles (UT-AT-TT): Alberts 8-6-14, White 5-6-11, Wright 5-3-8, Parrella 4-4-8, Carmer 5-3-8, Reece 3-4-7, Byrd 2-5-7, Connealy 5-2-7, Hill 4-3-7, Anderson 2-3-5, Jones 2-3-5, Wilhite 3-0-3, Stewart 1-2-3, Hughes 2-0-2, Hawkins 1-0-1, Wertz 1-0-1, Dixon 1-0-1, Seizys 1-0-1.

Tackles for loss (No.-Yds.): Jones, 1-14; Reece 1-2, Alberts 2-4, Parrella 2-3, Hill 1-3, White 1-4.

Sacks (No.-Yds.): Alberts 1-11, Jones 1-14. Pass Breakups: Miles 1, Hughes 1.

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Recap

’Noles hand Huskers sixth straight bowl defeat

The Seminoles struck first in the opening quarter of the 1993 Orange Bowl and scored 20 unanswered points until Corey Dixon caught a 41-yard bomb from Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier with 1:03 remaining in the first half to end the Seminole run.

The teams traded touchdowns in the second half, but No. 3 Florida State held on for a 27-14 victory as the No. 11 Huskers were slowed by five fumbles and two interceptions after leading the nation in turnover margin during the regular season.

Nebraska’s Corey Dixon had his career-best day as the Huskers fought back into the game, catching 123 of Nebraska’s 146 passing yards and running a reverse for 35 yards en route to being named the Nebraska MVP.

Sophomore Calvin Jones led the Huskers in rushing with 76 yards on 19 carries on a wet field. Florida State was led by quarterback Charlie Ward, who passed for 182 yards and two TDs, and running back Sean Jackson, who rushed for 101 yards.

The Seminoles used their quick defense to limit the Huskers to 144 yards rushing after Nebraska had led the nation in rushing in the regular season.

Nebraska dropped to 9-3 on the season and ended up 14th in the final polls, their 24th consecutive year finishing in the AP top 25. Florida State, at 11-1, finished second to Alabama in the polls.

Recap source: 1993 media guide

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1992 schedule
04/25 Reds 33, Whites 21
09/05 Utah W 49-22
09/12 Middle Tenn. St. W 48-7
09/19 @ Washington L 14-29
09/26 Arizona St. W 45-24
10/10 Oklahoma St. W 55-0
10/24 @ Missouri W 34-24
10/31 Colorado W 52-7
11/07 Kansas W 49-7
11/14 @ Iowa St. L 10-19
11/27 @ Oklahoma W 33-9
12/05 Kansas St.* W 38-24
01/01 Florida St. L 14-27
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Commentary

Shatel

I’m not going to rip Nebraska for this one. The defense played gutsy, gambling football against the hottest offense in college football.

Omaha World-Herald
Babcock

So much was made of Florida State’s speed on offense. But the the Seminoles’ defensive speed, ultimately, was Nebraska’s undoing.

Lincoln Journal Star
Rubin

Nebraska still can’t pass, and when the Cornhuskers play a defense as good as FSU’s, they can’t run very well, either.

Miami Herald
Cole

Change for Nebraska is simple: They have to get faster.

Orlando Sentinel
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