Florida State 27
Nebraska 14

January 1, 1993 – Orange Bowl Stadium
Seminoles Capture First OB Win
Florida State won its first Orange Bowl game 27-14, with a 13-point second quarter that proved too much for Nebraska. The Cornhuskers missed a pair of field goals and fumbled the ball away on its own two-yard line in the second quarter.
Florida State jumped out to a 7-0 lead thanks to a 75-yard drive engineered by quarterback Charlie Ward that culminated with a 25-yard scoring toss to freshman Tamarick Vanover.
On the game's next play, Florida State defensive end Dan Footman recovered a wild Tommie Frazier pitch-out at the Nebraska two. The ACC champs led 17-0 three plays later on a Ward-to-Kez McCorvey 4-yard touchdown pass.
The Huskers wasted an ensuing 48-yard kickoff return by Barron Miles when Bryon Bennett missed a 39 yards field goal attempt. Florida State cashed in on a Dan Mowrey 24-yard field goal after a 70-yard drive to make it 20-0. A 41-yard Frazier-to-Corey Dixon touchdown pass cut it to 20-7 just before halftime.
FSU continued its ground attack in the third quarter, going 85 yards in 16 plays for a 27-7 lead on Sean Jackson's 11-yard touchdown run. Early in the fourth, Frazier hit tight end Gerald Armstrong for a 1-yard touchdown to go up 27-14.
FSU finished second in the AP Poll for the fourth time since 1987 while Nebraska dropped to 14. The halftime show was cancelled for the first time in history due to flooding prior to the game.

First Downs 23 13
Rushing Attempts 48 34
Rushing Yards 221 144
Passes Attempted 31 22
Passes Completed 16 10
Had Intercepted 1 2
Passing Yards 215 146
Total Offense 436 290
Punts/Avg. 6/35.8 4/44.8
Fumbles/Lost  3/0 5/1
Penalties/Yards 6/71 6/50


Florida State 7 13 7 0 - 27
Nebraska 0 7 0 7 - 14

FSU: Vanover 25-yard pass from Ward (Mowrey kick); FSU: McCorvey 4-yard pass from Ward (Mowrey kick); FSU: Mowrey 24-yard FG; NEB: Dixon 41-yard pass from Frazier (Bennett kick); FSU: Jackson 11-yard run (Mowrey kick); NEB: Armstrong 1-yard pass from Frazier (Bennett kick) MOP: Charlie Ward (Florida State), Corey Dixon (Nebraska)
Florida State Head Coach: Bobby Bowden
Nebraska Head Coach: Tom Osborne



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