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Syracuse 17
Nebraska 9

Sept. 29, 1984
Syracuse, NY
Nebraska        7     0     0     2    -     9 
Syracuse        0     3     7     7    -    17

First Quarter
NEB - Todd Frain 25 pass from Craig Sundberg (Dale Klein kick) 7:09
Second Quarter
SYR - FG Don McAulay 24, 9:53
Third Quarter
SYR - Mike Siano 40 pass from Todd Norley (McAulay kick) 10:10
Fourth Quarter
SYR - Harold Gayden 1 run (McAulay kick) 13:31
NEB - Safety. James Fox ran out of end zone, 15:00
 A-47,280.
                        NU      SYR
First downs             12       15
Rushes-yards        41-154   57-118 
Passing yards           60      106 
Return yards            23        3
Passes              5-16-1   9-18-1
Sacks by              3-22     2-15
Punts                 7-44     7-40
Fumbles-lost           4-2      0-0
Penalties-yards       5-46     7-52
Time of possession   23:15    36:45

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing: Nebraska, Doug DuBose 23-107, Travis Turner 1-11.
Syracuse. Jaime Covington 30-99, Gayden 13-45.
Passing: Nebraska, Sundberg 5-13-1-60.
Syracuse, Norley 9-18-1-106.
Receiving: Nebraska, Frain 3-48, DuBose 1-6, Swanson 1-6.
Syracuse, Scott Schwedes 3-42, Siano 2-42, Covington 3-9.
Missed field goals: None.

Official recap

To say the least, it was an upset of major proportions. Syracuse, coming off a 19-0 home-field loss to Rutgers and looking like the same team which Nebraska had crushed, 63-7, the year before in Lincoln, played the No. 1-ranked Huskers to a standstill through three quarters then ground the visitors down in the fourth for a 17-9 win in the Carrier Dome.

The Huskers were without the nation's leading rusher, senior I-back Jeff Smith, but, said Coach Tom Osborne, "With or without Jeff Smith, it would have been tough. The name of the game for us is to be physical. They were more physical today."

The loss ended a 23-game regular-season win string for Nebraska.

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