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Nebraska's record-tying six-game bowl win streak was snapped by Arizona State in the 1975 Fiesta Bowl, when the Sun Devils edged the Huskers 17-14, before 51,396 partisan fans on ASU's home field.

The final blow came with 4:50 remaining in the game, when ASU kicker Dan Kush successfully booted a 29-yard field goal, breaking a 14-14 tie and capping a rally from a 14-6 deficit after three quarters.

Fighting till the very end, Nebraska then took the ensuing kickoff and drove to the Arizona State 31 yard line with less than two minutes to play. The Huskers' first two plays from there were incomplete passes, but on third down, quarterback Terry Luck hit fullback Tony Davis with a pass at the ASU 21 yard line. However, Davis was hit hard by two Arizona State players and fumbled the ball. The Sun Devils recovered and went on to kill the clock and claim their 17-14 win.

Nebraska ended the 1975 season at 10-2 and ranked No. 9 in the country. The Huskers lost their last two games of the year to No. 1-ranked Oklahoma 35-10 and to the No. 2-ranked Sun Devils.

Full recap here.

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Arizona State 17
Nebraska 14

Dec. 26, 1975
Tempe, AZ
Nebraska          0    7    7    0  -  14
Arizona State     3    3    0   11  -  17

First quarter
ASU - FG Dan Kush 27, 10:48 remaining. 
Second quarter
NEB - Monte Anthony 1 run (Mike Coyle 
      kick), 7:50.
ASU - FG Kush 33, 0:00 
Third quarter
NEB - Anthony 4 run (Coyle kick), 5:49. 
Fourth quarter
ASU - John Jefferson 10 pass from Fred 
      Mortensen (Larry Mucker pass from 
      Mortensen), 13:03.
ASU - FG Kush 29, 4:50.

Attendance: 51,396

                                NEB   ASU
First Downs Rushing              13     6
First Downs Passing               6    12
First Downs by Penalties          1     2
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS                20    20
Number Attempts Rushing          57    37
Yards Gained Rushing            217   169
Yards Lost Rushing               19     7
NET YARDS GAINED RUSHING        198   162
Number Passes Attempted          23    37
Number Passes Completed          12    15
Number Passes Had Intercepted     1     2
NET YARDS GAINED PASSING         90   173
Number Plays Rushing & Passing   80    74
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDAGE           288   335
Number Interceptions              2     1
NET YARDS IN. RETURNED            3     0
Number Times Punter               7     5
Number Punts Had Blocked          0     0
PUNTING AVERAGE YARDS          39.4  37.2
Number Punts Returned             4     4
NET YARDS PUNTS RETURNED         17     0
NET RETURN YARDAGE*              20     0
Number Kickoffs Returned          4     2
NET YARDS KICKOFFS RETURNED      76    56
Number Times Penalized            4     6
TOTAL YARDS PENALIZED            38    54
Number Times Fumbled              2     0
NUMBER OWN FUMBLES LOST           2     0
 *Punts, Interceptions, Fumbles
NEBRASKA RUSHING Att. Net TD Long Davis 17 60 0 11 Anthony 22 94 2 34 Luck 7 -7 0 4 O'Leary 10 45 0 11 Heiser 1 6 0 6 PASSING Att. Com. Int Yds TD Long Luck 22 12 0 90 0 12 Ferragamo 1 0 1 0 0 0 RECEIVING No. Yds TD Long Thomas 6 44 0 10 Craig 1 12 0 12 Mushinskie 1 9 0 9 Heiser 2 12 0 7 Shamblin 2 12 0 8 PUNTING No. Yds Avg. Long Lessman 7 276 39.4 50 RETURNS Punts Kickoffs Int. Butterfield 2-17 0-0 1-0 Burrow 2-0 0-0 1-3 Craig 0-0 3-60 0-0 Thomas 0-0 1-16 0-0 TACKLES AT UT TT Burrow 4 1 5 Stacey 2 0 2 Valasek 0 1 1 Thomas 1 0 1 Smith 1 0 1 Monds 0 3 3 Heiser 0 1 1 Butterfield 1 2 3 Jones 1 0 1 Donnell 0 1 1 Wightman 4 6 10 Pillen 9 2 11 Lindquist 0 2 2 Lee 0 5 5 Fultz 2 4 6 Phillips 3 2 5 Martin 2 3 5 Wied 0 2 2
ARIZONA STATE RUSHING Att. Net TD Long Sproul 10 19 0 13 Williams 18 111 0 26 Robinson 8 30 0 9 Mortensen 1 2 0 2 PASSING Att. Com. Int Yds TD Long Sproul 35 14 1 163 0 19 Mortensen 2 1 1 10 1 10 RECEIVING No. Yds TD Long Jefferson 8 113 1 19 Williams 1 8 0 8 Mucker 3 39 0 16 Robinson 3 13 0 9 PUNTING No. Yds Avg. Long Mortensen 5 186 37.2 47 RETURNS Punts Kickoffs Int. Gordon 0-0 0-0 1-0 Haynes 3-0 1-29 0-0 Harris 1-0 0-0 0-0 Mucker 0-0 1-27 0-0 TACKLES AT UT TT Martinez 2 4 6 Haynes 2 4 6 J. Harris 6 2 8 Stencel 8 2 10 Geldien 1 0 1 Gordon 6 6 12 DiBrell 0 1 1 Mataalii 7 2 9 Garbarini 2 0 2 Lorenzen 7 2 9 T. Petersen 10 4 14 Lanker 0 1 1 Weigandt 6 4 10 Moore 4 3 7 Harris 1 2 3 Scroggins 5 0 5