Florida State 18
Nebraska 16

January 1, 1994 – Orange Bowl Stadium
FSU Wins First National Title
Led by Charlie Ward, Florida State came from behind to defeat Nebraska, 18-16, to secure the school's first-ever national championship.
In a game that had two climatic finishes, the Seminoles true freshman place kicker Scott Bentley's 22-yard field goal, his fourth of the day, put FSU on top with :21 left to all but seal a victory.
The game seemed to end after Cornhusker quarterback Tommie Frazier hit tight end Trumane Bell with a 29-yard pass as time expired. But officials concurred that :01 had to be placed back on the clock and the field was cleared for another finish. This time it was Nebraska's 45-yard try that sailed wide left, giving FSU its ninth-straight bowl victory.
The game set an Orange Bowl record crowd of 81,536 and saw just the 11th meeting ever between the No. 1 and No. 2-ranked teams and just the third ever in the Orange Bowl.

First Downs 22 20
Rushing Attempts 24 44
Rushing Yards 47 183
Passes Attempted 43 25
Passes Completed 24 13
Had Intercepted 0 2
Passing Yards 286 206
Total Offense 333 389
Punts/Avg. 6/45.2 7/38.4
Fumbles/Lost  0/0 2/0
Penalties/Yards 10/69 11/115


Florida State 3 0 3 12 - 18
Nebraska 0 7 0 9 - 16

FSU: Bentley 34-yard FG; NEB: Baul 34-yard pass from Frazier (Bennett kick); FSU: Bentley 25-yard FG; FSU: Floyd 1-yard run (pass failed); FSU: Bentley 39-yard FG; NEB: Phillips 12-yard run (run failed); NEB: Bennett 27-yard FG; FSU: Bentley 22-yard FG MOP: Charlie Ward (Florida State), Tommie Frazier (Nebraska)
Florida State Head Coach: Bobby Bowden
Nebraska Head Coach: Tom Osborne



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