Steve Taylor passes to Richard Bell for a 78-yard touchdown, giving Nebraska a 13-7 halftime lead. It was Bells first career catch.
One play after Neil Smiths potentially costly late hit, Steve Forch forces a South Carolina fumble and Jeff Tomjack recovers the ball for the Huskers. That set up a Keith Jones touchdown run that put Nebraska in the lead, 27-21, with 7:38 remaining.
With Nebraska leading by six points and South Carolina driving, Mark Blazek picks off a Todd Ellis pass. Blazeks 46-yard return set up a field goal that sealed the Huskers victory with 2:07 left.