Miami, Fla., Jan. 1, 1964--Nebraska made its second Orange Bowl trip a happier one than the first with a 13-7 win over Auburn in the 1964 Miami classic.
The Huskers evened their bowl record with the win and handed Bob Devaney his second bowl win in as many tries. Husker quarterback Dennis Claridge broke the game open before most of the 72,647 fans had settled in their seats.
On the Huskers' second play from scrimmage, Claridge bolted 68 yards down the sideline to put NU ahead 7-0. At the time, it was the longest TD run in Orange Bowl history. Moments later, Dave Theisen broke another Orange Bowl record with a 31-yard field goal. The record lasted until the second quarter when Theisen booted a 36-yarder to give NU a 13-0 halftime lead. Auburn quarterback Jimmy Sidle almost brought the Tigers back, but Husker linebacker John Kirby batted a fourth-and-four pass away at the goal line with less than three minutes to go to preserve the win for Nebraska.
1964 Orange Bowl
Passes Att., Comp., Int.
Scoring Summary First Quarter NU-Dennis Claridge 68 run (Dave Theisen kick), 13:47 NU-FG Theisen 31, 5:26
Second Quarter NU-FG Theisen 36, 13:05
Third Quarter AU-Jimmy Sidle 13 run (Woody Woodall kick), 3:32
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