Orange Bowl

1983

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.
 

  NEB LSU
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

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS            
Nebraska 7 0 7 7 - 21
LSU 7 7 3 3 - 20


SCORING SUMMARY
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