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Nebraska 31
Mississippi St. 17Miss. State 17

Dec. 27, 1980
El Paso, TX
Nebraska          7   10    7    7  -  31
Mississippi St    0    0    3   14  -  17

First Quarter
NU: Brown 23 run (Seibel kick) 12:30
Second Quarter
NU: Seibel 22 field goal, 3:23
NU: Finn 8 pass from Quinn (Seibel kick) 1:57
Third Quarter
MS: Moore 47 field goal 7:12
NU: Franklin 2 run (Seibel kick) 2:16
Fourth Quarter
MS: Bond 1 run (Morgan kick) 11:44
NU: McCrady 52 pass from Quinn (Seibel kick) 3:21
MS: Haddix 3 pass from Bond (Morgan kick) 1:00

                              MSU     NEB 
First Downs .................. 15      16 
  Rushing .................... 10      12 
  Passing ..................... 3       4 
  Penalty ..................... 2       0 
Rushing attempts-Net yds .. 53-93  54-159 
  Yards gained rushing ...... 173     187 
  Yards lost rushing ......... 79      28 
Net Yards Passing ........... 102     159 
  Comp-Att-Int ........... 7-19-2  9-19-1 
Total Offense ............ 72-195  73-318 
  Average gain per play ..... 2.7     4.4 
Fumbles-Lost ................ 5-4     1-1 
Penalties-Yards ............ 4-30    4-37 
Interceptions-Yards ......... 1-0    3-10 
Punts-Average ............ 5-50.0  8-42.0 
Punt returns-Yards .......... 1-3    3-32 
Kickoff returns-Yards ..... 4-116    2-39

Attendance: 34,723


1980 Sun Bowl, Andra Franklin follows his blockingAndra Franklin follows his blocking · El Paso Times · Newspapers.com

 

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Huskers keep Bulldogs in check, win Sun Bowl

A great passing performance by senior Jeff Quinn and a stout defensive effort enabled Nebraska to enjoy a successful return to the Sun Bowl by downing Mississippi State 31-17. The 1980 Classic marked a reunion of sorts, since it was in the 1969 Sun Bowl that the Huskers started their present streak of 12 straight bowl appearances.

The Huskers drew first blood, when Todd Brown took a pitch on an end around play and ran 23 yards for the score with only 2:30 gone in the game. Brown's score was set up on a fumbled punt by MSU's Mardye McDole on the previous play.

The Huskers added 10 points in the second quarter – on a 22-yard Kevin Seibel field goal and an eight-yard pass from Jeff Quinn to Jeff Finn – to take a 17-0 lead into the dressing room at halftime.

MSU finally scored in the 3rd quarter on a 47-yard field goal and appeared to be gaining momentum when Husker defensive end Jimmy Williams recovered a fumble at the Bulldog 25 to set up a 2-yard touchdown run by Andra Franklin.

After State scored to open the final quarter, Williams again thwarted any further MSU chances with a sack and another fumble recovery. The Huskers then iced the game with a 52-yard Jeff Quinn to Tim McCrady pass late in the game. For their efforts, Williams and Quinn were named the outstanding players of the 1980 Sun Bowl.

Full recap here.

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SERIES HISTORY
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RUSHING
         Att.  Gain  Lost   Net  TD  Long
Quinn.... 11    16    21    -5    0    7 
Johnson..  3     5     2     3    0    4 
Franklin. 17    67     0    67    1    6 
Brown....  1    23     0    23    1   23 
Redwine.. 13    47     5    42    0   12 
Kotera...  2     7     0     7    0    4 
Craig....  5    13     0    13    0    6 
Steels...  2     9     0     9    0    7 

PASSING
         Att.  Com.  Int  Yds.   TD  Long
Quinn..   19     9    1    159    2   55 

PASS RECEIVING
               No.    Yds.    TD    Long
McCrady........ 2     107      1     55 
Brown.......... 2      16      0     11 
Davies......... 1       9      0      9 
Steels......... 2      14      0      8 
Finn........... 1       8      1      8 
Kotera......... 1       5      0      5 

PUNTING
               No.  Yds.   Avg.   Long
Seibel........  8   334    42.0     45

FIELD GOALS
              Att.  Made   Long
Seibel.......   1     1     22 

ALL RETURNS
              Punts   Kickoffs   Inter.
Liegl........  3-32                    
Lindquist....                     1-6  
Van Norman...                     1-4  
Steels.......           1-18          
Simmons......           1-21          

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
                       UT AT TT
Williams, J............ 5  1  6
Clark ................. 2  2  4
Hineline............... 3     3
Waechter............... 6     6
Nelson................. 3     3
Damkroger.............. 4  1  5
Williams, B............ 4  2  6
Lindquist.............. 2  1  3
Gary................... 8  1  9
Sims................... 2  1  3
Means.................. 1  2  3
McCrady................ 1     1
Stromath............... 4  1  5
Schleusener............ 2     2
McElroy................ 2  1  3
Williams, T............ 4  1  5
Lindstrom.............. 1     1
Baker.................. 3  1  4
Lewis.................. 2     2
McWhirter.............. 4  2  6
Van Norman............. 1     1
Liegl ................. 1     1

• Fumble Recoveries: Davies, J. Williams (2), T. Williams
• Interception: Lindquist
• Pass Deflections: Lindstrom, Sims, Lewis (2)


RUSHING
         Att.  Gain  Lost   Net  TD  Long
Bond..... 16    40    48     8    1    9 
Haddix...  4    14     0    14    0    7 
King..... 23    96     0    96    0   12 
McDole...  5    11     4     7    0    6 
Collins..  1     2     0     2    0    2 
Parenton.  2     2     6    -4    2    0 
Wonsley..  1     8     0     8    0    8 
Moore....  1     0    21   -21           

PASSING
         Att.  Com.  Int.  Yds.  TD  Long
Bond...   19     7    2    102    1   25 

PASS RECEIVING
               No.   Yds.     TD    Long
Haddix........  1      11      1     11 
McDole........  4      69      0     25 
Price.........  1      25      0     25 
Doss..........  1       7      0      7 

PUNTING
               No.  Yds.   Avg.   Long
Moore.........  5   250    50.0     64

FIELD GOALS
              Att.  Made   Long
Moore.......    1     1     47 

ALL RETURNS
              Punts   Kickoffs   Inter.
McDole.......  1-3                     
Young........           3-99           
Worsley......           1-17           

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
                       UT AT TT
Keys................... 4  1  5
Barnes ................ 2     2
Collins................ 9  3 12
Jackson................ 5     5
Edwards................ 7  3 10
Cooks ................ 10  2 12
Martin ................ 3     3
Jackson................ 5     5
Evans ................. 3  1  4
Fesmire................ 7     7
Friday................. 1     1
Lambert................ 1     1
Haddix................. 1     1
Koontz................. 1     1
Peterson............... 1  1  2
Berry.................. 1     1
Price.................. 2     2
McDole................. 1     1
Worsley................ 1     1
George ................ 1     1
Robertson.............. 1     1
Stowers................ 1  1  2

• Fumble Recovery: Collins
• Interception: Martin
• Pass Deflections: Jackson, Fesmire