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Huskers rally past underdog Bayou Bengals

Stung by their own miscues and the ferocious play of the Louisiana State Tigers, the Nebraska Cornhuskers battled from behind for an impressive, 21-20, victory in the 1983 Orange Bowl game.

Nebraska struck early, then suffered an amazing string of uncharacteristic turnovers, before returning to form with a stirring second-half performance.

Full recap here.

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Nebraska 21
LSU 20


Jan. 1, 1983
Orange Bowl, Miami, FL
Louisiana State     7   7   3   3  - 20 
Nebraska            7   0   7   7  - 21

NEB - Mark Schellen 5 run (Kevin Seibel kick) 
LSU - Dalton Hilliard 1 run (Juan Betanzos kick) 
LSU - Hilliard 1 run (Betanzos kick) 
LSU - FG Betanzos 28
NEB - Mike Rozier 11 pass from Turner Gill (Seibel kick)
NEB - Gill 1 run (Seibel kick) 
LSU - FG Betanzos 29 
A-54,407
                       LSU        NU 
First downs             12        22  
Rushes-yards         31-38    58-214
Passing yards          173       184  
Passes             30-14-2   22-13-2  
Total offense          211       403
Return yards            33        54  
Punts               6-39.2    1-31.0  
Fumbles-lost           1-0       4-4  
Penalties-yards       8-57      4-25
Possession time      25:28     34:32

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
 LSU: Hilliard 18-29, Clay Parker 1-12
 NEB: Rozier 26-118, Gill 12-37, Schellen 5-23.

Passing
 LSU: Alan Risher 30-14-2-173.
 NEB: Gill 22-13-2-184.

Receiving
 LSU: Hilliard 8-82, Malcolm Scott 4-67, Eric Martin 2-24.
 NEB: Irving Fryar 5-84, Todd Brown 4-51, Rozier 3-28.

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