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Nebraska 31
Mississippi 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

Attendance: 34,723

                              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

RUSHING
MSU      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
NEB      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
MSU     Att.  Com.  Int.  Yds.  TD  Long 
Bond...   19     7    2    102    1   25
NEB     Att.  Com.  Int  Yds.   TD  Long 
Quinn..   19     9    1    159    2   55

PASS RECEIVING
MSU            No.   Yds.     TD    Long 
Haddix........  1      11      1     11 
McDole........  4      69      0     25 
Price.........  1      25      0     25 
Doss..........  1       7      0      7
NEB            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
MSU            No.  Yds.   Avg.   Long 
Moore.........  5   250    50.0     64
NEB            No.  Yds.   Avg.   Long 
Seibel........  8   334    42.0     45

FIELD GOALS
MSU           Att.  Made   Long 
Moore.......    1     1     47
NEB           Att.  Made   Long 
Seibel.......   1     1     22

ALL RETURNS
MSU           Punts   Kickoffs   Inter. 
McDole.......  1-3 
Young........           3-99 
Worsley......           1-17
NEB           Punts   Kickoffs   Inter. 
Liegl........  3-32 
Lindquist....                     1-6 
Van Norman...                     1-4 
Steals.......           1-18 
Simmons......           1-21

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
MSU                    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

NEB                    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

MSU: Fumble Recovery, Collins; Interceptions, Martin; Pass Deflections, Jackson, Fesmire.
NEB: Fumble Recovery, Davies, J. Williams (2), T. Williams; Interceptions, Lindquist; Pass Deflections, Lindstrom, Sims, Lewis (2).
 
 
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Official recap

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 Jeff Quinn to Jeff Finn pass—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 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.