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Official recap
Too many mistakes in the wrong places spelled doom for Nebraska as the Huskers dropped a 17-13 decision to Florida State in brutal, 93-degree heat (it was 133 degrees on Memorial Stadium's artificial turf).

Nebraska fullback Tom Rathman raced 60 yards to give the Huskers an early 7-0 lead, but the Seminoles took advantage of key errors to build a 17-13 halftime lead and then held on for their second win in Lincoln in three tries.

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Florida State 17
Nebraska 13

Sept. 7, 1985
Lincoln, NE
Florida State      7    10    0    0   —  17
Nebraska           7     6    0    0   —  13

First Quarter
NEB — Tom Rathman 60 run (Dale Klein kick), 1:40. 
FSU — Darrin Holloman 15 pass from Danny McManus 
 (Derek Schmidt kick), 6:49.
Second Quarter
FSU — FG Schmidt 20, 2:08. 
NEB — Doug DuBose 1 run (kick failed), 6:55. 
FSU — Cletis Jones 2 run (Schmidt kick), 11:33.
A—75,943.
                              FSU       NEB
First downs                    17        15
Rushes-yards               43-114    55-372
Passing yards                 176        40
Return yards                    6        17
Passes                    18-31-0    3-14-1
Sacks by                     2-14      3-14
Punts                        9-40      5-38
Fumbles-lost                  1-0       2-2
Penalties-yards              5-40      7-46
Time of possession          30:58     29:02

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing:
 Florida State, Sammie Smith 12-73. Tony Smith 11-24.
 Nebraska, DuBose 21-129, Rathman, 12-113, McCathorn Clayton 9-97.
 
Passing:
 Florida State, McManus 15-27-0-172, Kirk Coker 3-4-0-4.
 Nebraska, Travis Turner 2-9-0-24, Clayton 1-5-1-16.
 
Receiving:
 Florida State, Holloman 5-63. T. Smith 4-41, Chuck Wells 4-25,
 Gaylor White 2-33, Pat Carter 2-19.
 Neraska, Schnitzler 2-24, DuBose 1-16. 
  
Missed field goals:
 Nebraska. Klein 31.

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