1979 Orange Bowl


1979 Orange Bowl

NCAAFootballSingleGameHeader
Name=1979 Orange Bowl
Date=January 1, 1979
Year=1978
Visitor School=University of Nebraska
Visitor Name Short=Nebraska
Visitor Nickname=Cornhuskers
Visitor Record=9-3
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Visitor Coaches=6
Visitor Coach=Tom Osborne
Visitor1=7
Visitor2=0
Visitor3=3
Visitor4=14
Visitor5=
Visitor6=
Visitor7=
Visitor Total=24
Home School=University of Oklahoma
Home Name Short=Oklahoma
Home Nickname=Sooners
Home Record=10-1
Home

Home Coaches=4
Home Coach=Barry Switzer
Home1=7
Home2=7
Home3=17
Home4=0
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Home Total=31
Type=Bowl Game
Stadium=Miami Orange Bowl
City=Miami, Florida

The 1979 edition of the Orange Bowl featured the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and the Oklahoma Sooners.

Nebraska scored first on a 21 yard touchdown pass from Kurt Sorley to Tim Smith giving Nebraska a 7-0 lead. Oklahoma scored on the last play of the first half as Billy Sims scored on a 3 yard touchdown run tieing the game at 7. In the second quarter, Thomas Lott scored on a 3 yard touchdown run as Oklahoma led 14-7 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Billy Sims scored on an 11 yard touchdown run as Oklahoma increased its lead to 21-7. Von Schamann's 16 yard field goal increased the lead to 24-7. Todd's 31 yard field goal for Nebraska made it 24-10. Thomas Lott scored on a 2 yard touchdown run as Oklahoma took a 31-10 lead. Berns scored on a 1 yard touchdown run for Nebraska as they came within 31-17. Sorley's 2 yard touchdown pass to Miller made the final score 31-24.

External links

*http://www.huskerpedia.com/games/1978/12oklahoma.html


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