El Paso, Texas, Dec. 20, 1969--Golden-toed Paul Rogers booted a Sun Bowl-record four field goals--all in the first quarter--and Coach Bob Devaney's Huskers romped to a 45-6 win over Georgia in the 35th edition of El Paso's Sun Bowl.

Rogers booted FG's of 50, 32, 42 and 37 yards, and sophomore I-back Jeff Kinney added a TD run of 11 yards that gave Nebraska an 18-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, and the Huskers were never threatened. For his record-setting effort, Rogers was named the game's outstanding offensive player. The Big Eight co-champion Cornhuskers rolled up a 355-185 total offense advantage over the outmanned Bulldogs. Dan Schneiss led Husker rushers with 63 yards, and Van Brownson completed 11 of 18 passes for 109 yards.

After two years away from the bowl scene, the Sun Bowl started an NCAA record run of 30-straight bowl appearances for the Huskers.

1969 Sun Bowl

Teams

1

2

3

4

Final

Nebraska

18

0

14

13

45

Georgia

0

0

0

6

7


Statistics

NU

UGA

First Downs

17

11

Rushing, Net

190

55

Passes Att., Comp., Int.

35-18-2

35-11-6

Passing, Net

165

130

Total Offense

355

185


Scoring Summary

First Quarter
NU-FG Paul Rogers 50, 11:14
NU-FG Rogers 32, 9:40
NU-Jeff Kinney 11 run (pass failed), 7:21
NU-FG Rogers 42, 4:54
NU-FG Rogers 37, 0:14

Third Quarter
NU-Mike Greene 8 pass from Van Brownson (Rogers kick), 11:30
NU-Brownson 1 run (Rogers kick), 10:30

Fourth Quarter
NU-Dan Schneiss 1 run (Rogers kick), 13:06
GU-Paul Gilbert 2 run (kick failed), 6:20
NU-Jerry Tagge 2 run (Rogers kick), 4:10