Miami, Fla., Jan. 1, 1955--If Nebraska's first bowl bid was a memorable one, it's second was one to forget. The 1954 Cornhuskers finished second behind Oklahoma in the Big Seven race and went to Miami under the no-repeat rule. Making their first bowl appearance in 14 years, Bill Glassford's Cornhuskers trailed Duke's Blue Devils at the half, 14-0, but pulled within 14-7 early in the third quarter after a minus 2-yard Duke punt. Halfback Don Comstock scored from the three to cap a 35-yard drive. After that, it was all Duke. Coach Bill Murray's Blue Devils rolled 65 yards to score on their next possession and added two more tallies in the fourth quarter to ice the game, 34-7.

1955 Orange Bowl

Teams

1

2

3

4

Final

Duke

0

14

6

14

34

Nebraska

0

0

7

0

7


Statistics

NU

Duke

First Downs

9

23

Rushing, Net

84

288

Passes Att., Comp., Int.

9-1-2

13-7-0

Passing, Net

26

82

Total Offense

110

370


Scoring Summary
Second Quarter
DU-Bob Pascal 7 run (Jim Nelson kick)
DU-Jerry Kocourek 5 pass from Jerry Barger (Nelson kick)

Third Quarter
NU-Donald Comstock 3 run (Bob Smith kick)
DU-Sonny Sorrell 5 pass from Barger (kick failed)

Fourth Quarter
DU-Nick McKeithan 1 run (Nelson kick)
DU-Sam Eberdt 3 run (Nelson kick)