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FIRST QUARTER
 
Nebraska 6,
Alabama 0

Jeff Kinney 2-yd run.
2:01 left in period.
53 yards in 5 plays.
 
KEY PLAYS: Alabama punter Greg Gantt fumbled snap and end Willie Harper tackled him at Nebraska 47. Kinney picked up 7 yards in 2 carries, Jerry Tagge passed for 11 to Johnny Rodgers, then Tide's Steve Williams interfered with Woody Cox on pass play, giving Nebraska the ball at Alabama's 2. Rich Sanger's extra-point try was wide right.
 
Nebraska 14,
Alabama 0

Rodgers 77-yd punt return.
0:00 left in period.
 
KEY PLAY: Gantt punted 40 yards to Rodgers, who was hit and appeared trapped but shook loose and then ran down the right sideline to score. Tagge passed to fullback Maury Damkroger for two-point conversion.
SECOND QUARTER
 
Nebraska 21,
Alabama 0

Tagge 1-yd run.
12:43 left in period.
27 yards in 7 plays.
 
KEY PLAYS: Alabama's Williams fumbled kickoff return, and it was recovered by tackle John Peterson. Tagge passed to running back Gary Dixon for 20 yards on a third-down play, and a 6-yard pass to Damkroger set up Tagge's sneak for the TD. Sanger kicked the extra point.
 
Nebraska 28,
Alabama 0

Dixon 2-yd run.
8:49 left in period.
4 yards in 2 plays.
 
KEY PLAYS: Alabama's Steve Bisceglia fumbled on first down at Alabama's 4-yard line after being tackled by middle guard Rich Glover. Linebacker Bob Terrio recovered, and two 2-yard runs by Dixon brought the TD. Sanger kicked the extra point.
THIRD QUARTER
 
Nebraska 28,
Alabama 6

Terry Davis 3-yd run.
5:49 left in period.
55 yards in 8 plays.
 
KEY PLAYS: Davis picked up 28 yards on a quarterback draw and also had a 14-yarder around left end. Running back Johnny Musso added 8 yards in 3 carries. Two-point conversion try failed when Joe LaBue was stopped by "monster" back Dave Mason.
 
Nebraska 31,
Alabama 6

Sanger 21-yd field goal.
0:00 left in period.
76 yards in 15 plays.
 
KEY PLAYS: Tagge passed 15 yards each to Cox and Rodgers, had a 6-yarder to Frosty Anderson and ran once for 7. Kinney added 12-yard run.
FOURTH QUARTER
 
Nebraska 38,
Alabama 6

Van Brownson 1-yd run.
4:45 left in game.
1 yard in 2 plays.
 
KEY PLAYS: Cornerback Jim Anderson intercepted a pass by Benny Rippetoe at Alabama's 31 and returned it 30 yards. Brownson then scored on a quarterback sneak. Sanger kicked the extra point.
Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney