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ORANGE BOWL
December 27, 1954
AT MIAMI, FLORIDA...
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December 27, 1954

Orange Bowl

AT MIAMI, FLORIDA...

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The cornhuskers operate from the split T, and most of the time (nearly 85%) they will use a running offense rather than rely on passes. Their main offensive maneuvers have been the hand-off, the off-tackle slant and the wide play. Five variations of wide plays have already been unveiled this season. Their attack up the middle has not been too effective. They outrushed their 10 opponents by a total of 2,657 yards to 1,990, and if there is any trend to their running game, it is a steady tendency to run to the wide field. On third and fourth down with short yardage to go, Nebraska usually hits inside with hand-offs and quarterback sneaks. They threw only 100 passes all season, completing 42 of them for 701 yards and seven TDs. Their opponents, on the other hand, got to this club for 822 yards and four TDs on 58 completions out of 156 attempts. Nebraska, however, cannot be written off. The second team is almost as good as the first, and no fewer than 17 different players managed to hit the scoring column during a strictly in-and-out season.

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