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Florida St. 27
Nebraska 14

Jan. 1, 1993
Orange Bowl, Miami, FL
Florida State       7   13    7    0  -  27
Nebraska            0    7    0    7  -  14

First Quarter
FSU: Tamarick Vanover 25 pass from Charlie Ward (Mowrey kick) 7:41
Second Quarter
FSU: FG, Mowrey 40, 10:54
FSU: McCorvey 4 pass from Ward (Mowrey kick) 9:22
FSU: FG, Mowrey 24, 2:34
NEB: Corey Dixon 41 pass from Tommie Frazier (Bennett kick) 1:03
Third Quarter
FSU: Sean Jackson 11 run (Mowrey kick) 4:52
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Gerald Armstrong 1 pass from Frazier (Bennett kick) 10:24

                         NU      FSU
First Downs              13       23
  Rushing                 8       11
  Passing                 5        9
  Penalty                 0        3
Net Rushing Yards        42       21
  Attempts               34       48
  Yards Gained           38       41
  Yards Lost              4       20
Net Passing Yards       146      215
  Attempted              22       31
  Completed              10       16
  Intercepted             2        1
Total Net Yards         290      436
  Offensive Plays        56       79
  Avg. Gain             5.2      5.5
Returns Yards            30       10
Fumbles-Lost            5-1      3-0
Penalties-Yards        6-50     6-71
Interceptions-Yds      1-12      2-0
Punts-Yards           4-179    6-215
  Yards Per Punt       44.8     35.8
Punt Returns-Yds       3-18     1-10
K.O. Returns-Yds      4-114      2-7
Possession time       23:07    36:53
Third-Down Conv.       3-12     8-16
Sacks By-Yards Lost    2-25      1-1

Official recap

The Seminoles struck first in the opening quarter of the 1993 Orange Bowl and scored 20 unanswered points until Corey Dixon caught a 41-yard bomb from Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier with 1:31 remaining in the first half to end the Seminole run.

The teams traded touchdowns in the second half, but No. 3 Florida State held on for a 27-14 victory as the No. 11 Huskers were slowed by five fumbles and two interceptions after leading the nation in turnover margin during the regular season.

Nebraska's Corey Dixon had his career-best day as the Huskers fought back into the game, catching 123 of Nebraska's 146 passing yards and running a reverse for 35 yards en route to being named the Nebraska MVP.

Sophomore Calvin Jones led the Huskers in rushing with 76 yards on 19 carries on a wet field. Florida State was led by quarterback Charlie Ward, who passed for 182 yards and two TDs, and running back Sean Jackson, who rushed for 101 yards.

The Seminoles used their quick defense to limit the Huskers to 144 yards rushing after Nebraska had led the nation in rushing in the regular season.

Nebraska dropped to 9-3 on the season and ended up 14th in the final polls, their 24th consecutive year finishing in the AP top 25. Florida State, at 11-1, finished second to Alabama in the polls.

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RUSHING
FSU            No    Net    LP   TD
 Jackson       17    101    42    1
 McMillon       9     23     5    0
 Floyd          4      5     2    0
 Ward          14     23     5    0
 Wimberly       1     19    19    0
 Vanover        3     50    29    0
NEB            No    Net    LP   TD
 Jones         19     76    17    0
 Lewis          3     19    16    0
 Brown          4     13    15    0
 Frazier        7      1    16    0
 Dixon          1     35    35    0

PASSING
FSU      At   Cp   I   Yds   LP   TD   Sks
Ward     30   15   1   187   32    2    2
Jackson   1    1   0    28   28    0    0
NEB      At   Cp   I   Yds   LP   TD   Sks
Frazier  21   10   2   146   41    2    1
Bell      1    0   0     0    0    0    0

RECEIVING
FSU            No    Yds    LP   TD
 Jackson        4     61    31    0
 Baker          3     32    20    0
 Vanover        3     40    25    1
 McMillon       1      7     7    0
 McCorvey       3     23    13    1
 Ward           1     28    28    0
 Ellison        1     24    24    0
NEB             No   Yds    LP   TD
 Dixon          5    123    41    1
 Hawkins        2     18    12    0
 Jones          1      0     0    0
 Armstrong      1      1     1    1
 Muhammad       1      4     4    0

MISSED FGs
FSU: None                       
NU:  Bennett, 26, 39.

RETURNS
FSU              PR      KOR      IR
 Sawyer        1/10
 McMillon                1/6
 Vanover                 1/1
 Fowler                          1/0
 Abraham                         1/0
NEB              PR      KOR      IR
 Hughes        2/11     2/35
 Miles                  2/79
 Byrd                            1/12
 Dixon          1/7

PUNTING
FSU          No    Yds    Avg     LP
 Wimberly     6    215    35.8    47
NEB          No    Yds    Avg     LP
 Stigge       4    179    44.8    58

NU DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
Tackles (UT-AT-TT): Alberts 8-6-14, White 5-6-11, Wright 5-3-8, Parrella 4-4-8, Carmer 5-3-8, Reece 3-4-7, Byrd 2-5-7, Connealy 5-2-7, Hill 4-3-7, Anderson 2-3-5, Jones 2-3-5, Wilhite 3-0-3, Stewart 1-2-3, Hughes 2-0-2, Hawkins 1-0-1, Wertz 1-0-1, Dixon 1-0-1, Seizys 1-0-1.

Tackles for loss (No.-Yds.): Jones, 1-14; Reece 1-2, Alberts 2-4, Parrella 2-3, Hill 1-3, White 1-4.

Sacks (No.-Yds.): Alberts 1-11, Jones 1-14. Pass Breakups: Miles 1, Hughes 1.

ATTENDANCE: 57,324