Nebraska 42
Tennessee 17

Jan. 2, 1998 - 7:32 p.m. Central
Orange Bowl | Miami, FL | CBS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Tennessee 0 3 6 8 17
Nebraska 7 7 21 7 42
First Quarter
NU - Ahman Green 1 run (Kris Brown kick) 1:10
Second Quarter
NU - Shevin Wiggins 10 run (Brown kick) 11:28
UT - Jeff Hall 44 field goal, 8:28
Third Quarter
NU - Scott Frost 1 run (Brown kick) 10:11
NU - Frost 11 run (Brown kick), 5:07
UT - Peerless Price 5 pass from Peyton  Manning (pass failed) 1:58
NU - Green 22 run (Brown kick) 0:29
Fourth Quarter
NU - Frost 9 run (Brown kick) 4:24
UT - Andy McCullough 3 pass from Tee Martin (Travis Stephens pass from Martin) 0:58 

                          TENN      NEBR
First downs ............... 16        30
  By rushing ............... 6        22 
  By passing ............... 9         7 
  By penalty ............... 1         1 
Rushed-yards .......... 21-128    68-409
Passing yards ............ 187       125
  Comp-Att-Int ....... 25-35-1    9-12-0
Total offense ......... 56-315    80-534
Return yards ............... 4        59
Int. returns-Yards ....... 0-0      1-28 
Punt returns-Yards ....... 2-4      3-31 
Kickoff returns-Yards ... 5-94      1-29 
Punts ................. 6-52.3    4-39.0
Fumbles-lost ............. 2-2       3-2
Penalties-yards ......... 5-37      8-63
Time of possession ..... 23:57     36:03
Sacked-Yards lost ........ 1-9       0-0 
Third-down conversions .. 2-10      4-10 
Fourth-down conversions .. 1-1       1-2 

RUSHING
UT: Lewis 14-90, Levine 2-30, Martin 1-11, Stephens 3-6, Manning 1-minus 9

NU: Green 29-206, Makovicka 9-61, S Frost 17-60, Wiggins 3-28, Sims 4-23, Newcombe 3-16, Buckhalter 2-14, Alexander 1-1

PASSING
UT: Manning 21-31-1-134, Martin 4-4-0-53
NU: Nebraska-S Frost 9-12-0-125

RECEIVING
UT: Nash 5-53, Copeland 4-30, Bryson 4-25, Lewis 4-4, McCullough 3-50, Price 3-9, C Wilson 1-13, Edmonds 1-3

NU: S Jackson 4-56, Green 3-31, Newcombe 1-22, Davison 1-16.

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Entering the 1998 FedEx Orange Bowl, the Nebraska Cornhuskers had one focus, to send retiring Head Coach Tom Osborne out as the winningest coach in college football.

The second-ranked Huskers entered the contest with one of the most potent offenses in college football. With quarterback Scott Frost, fullback Joel Makovicka and All-America I-back Ahman Green operating behind a veteran offensive line led by Outland Award winner Aaron Taylor and three other senior starters, Nebraska led the nation in total offense (513.7 yards per game), rushing offense (392.6 ypg) and scoring offense (47.1 points per game). …

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