New Orleans, La., Jan. 2, 1967--Never one to duck a challenge, Coach Bob Devaney and his Huskers accepted a bid for a rematch with Alabama and Bear Bryant in the Sugar Bowl. It turned out to be a little too much of a challenge as No. 3 'Bama handed the No. 7 Huskers a 34-7 thumping.

The Tide rolled up a 17-0 first -quarter advantage and led at halftime, 24-0, behind the passing of Kenny Stabler. Sophomore fullback Dick Davis prevented a complete whitewashing with a 15-yard TD catch of a Bob Churchich pass on the first play of the fourth quarter. Husker QB Churchich sparkled again against the Tide, completing 21 of 34 passes for 201 yards. With the loss, the Huskers joined Alabama in holding the dubious distinction of being the only teams to lose in all four major bowls.

1967 Sugar Bowl

Teams

1

2

3

4

Final

Alabama

17

7

3

7

34

Nebraska

0

0

0

7

7


Statistics

NU

UA

First Downs

16

19

Rushing, Net

84

157

Passes Att., Comp., Int.

38-22-5

26-15-1

Passing, Net

213

279

Total Offense

297

436


Scoring Summary

First Quarter
AU-Les Kelley 1 run (Steve Davis kick), 11:05
AU-Kenny Stabler 14 run (Davis kick), 7:28
AU-FG Davis 30, 0:26

Second Quarter
AU-Wayne Trimble 6 run (Davis kick), 7:02

Third Quarter
AU-FG Davis 40, 3:31

Fourth Quarter
NU-Dick Davis 15 pass from Bob Churchich (Larry Wachholtz kick), 14:51
AU-Ray Perkins 45 pass from Stabler (Davis kick), 11:40