Nebraska 21
LSU 20

January 1, 1983 – Orange Bowl Stadium
Fumblin’ Nebraska Holds On
LSU came within one point of upsetting No. 3 Nebraska, but the Huskers held on to win 21-20.
Despite four fumbles and a pair of interceptions, the Big Red Machine was able to come back from a 17-7 deficit to win. Two Dalton Hilliard scores for LSU came as the result of Nebraska fumbles and a third quarter LSU field goal was also the result of a fumble.
Finally, the ’Husker offense came alive, scoring twice thanks to drives engineered by quarterback Turner Gill. Gill found Mike Rozier with an 11-yard pass and then scored the second touchdown himself, giving the ’Huskers a 21-17 lead.
LSU cut it to one with a fourth quarter field goal by Juan Betanzos.

First Downs 22 12
Rushing Attempts 58 31
Rushing Yards 219 38
Passes Attempted 22 30
Passes Completed 13 14
Had Intercepted 2 2
Passing Yards 184 173
Total Offense 403 211
Punts/Avg. 1/31.0 6/39.2
Fumbles/Lost  4/4 1/1
Penalties/Yards 4/25 8/54


Nebraska 7 0 7 7 - 21
LSU 7 7 3 3 - 20

NEB: Schellen 5-yard run (Seibel kick); LSU: Hilliard 1-yard run (Betanzos kick); LSU: Hilliard 1-yard run (Betanzos kick); LSU: Betanzos 28-yard FG; NEB: Rozier 11-yard pass from Gill (Seibel kick); NEB: Gill 1-yard run (Seibel kick); LSU: Betanzos 49-yard FG MOP: Turner Gill (Nebraska), Dave Rimington (Nebraska)
Nebraska Head Coach: Tom Osborne
LSU Head Coach: Jerry Stovall



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