Tempe, Ariz., Dec. 26, 1975--Nebraska's record-tying six-game bowl win streak was snapped by Arizona State in the 1975 Fiesta Bowl, when the Sun Devils edged the Huskers 17-14, before 51,396 partisan fans on ASU's home field.

The final blow came with 4:50 remaining in the game, when ASU kicker Dan Kush successfully booted a 29-yard field goal, breaking a 14-14 tie and capping a rally from a 14-6 deficit after three quarters.

Fighting to the very end, Nebraska took the ensuing kickoff and drove to the Arizona State 31-yard line with less than two minutes to play. The Huskers' next two plays were incomplete passes, but on third down, quarterback Terry Luck hit fullback Tony Davis with a pass at the ASU 21-yard line. Davis was hit hard by two Arizona State players and fumbled the ball. The Sun Devils recovered, killed the clock and claimed their 17-14 win.

Nebraska ended the 1975 season at 10-2 and ranked No. 9 in the country. The Huskers lost their last two games of the year to top-ranked Oklahoma, 35-10, and the second-ranked Sun Devils.

1975 Fiesta Bowl

Teams

1

2

3

4

Final

Nebraska

0

7

7

0

14

Arizona State

3

3

0

11

17


Statistics

NU

ASU

First Downs

20

20

Rushing, Net

198

162

Passes Att., Comp., Int.

23-12-1

37-15-2

Passing, Net

90

173

Total Offense

288

335


Scoring Summary

First Quarter
ASU-FG Dan Kush 27, 10:48

Second Quarter
NU-Monte Anthony 1 run (Mike Coyle kick), 7:50
ASU-FG Kush 33, 0:00

Third Quarter
NU-Anthony 4 run (Coyle kick), 5:49

Fourth Quarter
ASU-John Jefferson 10 pass from Fred Mortensen (Larry Mucker pass from Mortensen), 13:03
ASU-FG Kush 29, 4:50