Nebraska 62
Florida 24

Jan. 2, 1996 - 7:30 p.m. Central
Fiesta Bowl | Tempe, AZ | CBS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Florida 10 0 8 6 24
Nebraska 6 29 14 13 62
First quarter
FLA - Bart Edmiston 23 field goal, 11:07
NEB - Lawrence Phillips 16 pass from Tommie Frazier (kick blocked) 8:10 
FLA - Danny Wuerffel 1 run (Edmiston kick) 1:17
Second quarter
NEB - Phillips 42 run (Brown kick) 14:28
NEB - Safety, Wuerffel sacked in end zone by Jamel Williams, 12:42 
NEB - Ahman Green 1 run (Brown kick) 9:13
NEB - Brown 26 field goal, 3:46 
NEB - Michael Booker 42 interception return (Brown kick) 2:40 
NEB - Brown 24 field goal, 0:08
Third quarter 
NEB - Frazier 35 run (Brown kick) 2:21 
FLA - Ike Hilliard 35 pass from Wuerffel (Reidel Anthony pass from Wuerffel) 0:58
NEB - Frazier 75 run (Brown kick) 0:01
Fourth quarter
NEB - Phillips 15 run (kick failed) 8:25
NEB - Berringer 1 run (Ted Retzlaff kick) 4:44
FLA - Anthony 93 kickoff return (pass failed) 4:31 

                          FLA      NEB    
First downs .............. 15       27   
  By rushing .............. 2       21
  By passing ............. 12        4
  By penalty .............. 1        2
Rushed-yards ........ 21-(-28)  68-524   
Passing yards ........... 297      105   
  Comp-Att-Int ...... 20-38-3   6-15-2  
Total offense ........ 59-269   83-629
Sacked-Yards lost ...... 7-40      0-0   
Punt returns-Yds ..... l-(-8)     4-14
Kickoff returns-Yds .. 10-268     5-88
Interceptions-Yds ....... 2-5     3-50
Punts-Average ........ 4-41.3   1-36.0   
Fumbles-Lost ............ 1-1      1-0   
Penalties-Yards ........ 9-78     4-30   
Time of possession .... 24:43    35:17   
Third-down conv. ....... 4-12     8-17
Fourth-down conv. ....... 1-2      2-3

RUSHING
FLA: Williams 6-6, T Jackson 4-4, Anthony 2-(-1), Wuerffel 9-(-37). 

NEB: Frazier 16-199, Phillips 25-165, Green 9-68, Sims 2-35, Je Makovicka 6-32, Childs 3-14, Jo Makovicka 2-4, B Schuster 1-4, D Benning 1-3, Berringer 1-1, Legate 1-1, Turman 1-(-2). 

PASSING
FLA: Wuerffel 17-31-3-255; Kresser 3-7-0-42.
NEB: Frazier 6-14-2-105; Phillips  0-1-0-0. 

RECEIVING
FLA: Doering 8-123, I Hilliard 6-100, Anthony 2-40, McGriff 2-19, T Jackson 1-10, Evans 1-5. 

NEB: Johnson 2-43, Holbein 1-33, Phillips 1-16, Je Makovicka 1-8, Vedral 1-5. 

ATTENDANCE: 79,864 

CONDITIONS AT KICKOFF 
Temperature: 58 degrees.
Wind: North, 7 mph. Skies: Clear.

OFFICIALS: Referee: Pat Flood. Umpire: Dennis Angel. Line judge: Charles Czubin. Side judge: Thomas Szymanski. Head linesman: Dale Newhouse. Back judge: David Cutaia. Field judge: Bernard Samuels

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The entire country was anxious to see if Nebraska’s “Bump and Run” defense could keep up with the “Fun and Gun” and whether Florida could stop the nation’s premier rushing force. The result was a 62-24 total dismantling of Florida.
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quotes (1K)We saw in the film that
when Nebraska ran a
lot of non-option plays,
teams were there but
they just couldn’t make the
tackle. Danged if that didn’t
happen to us too.”

James Bates,
Florida linebacker

 

 

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