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1955 Orange Bowl


1955 Orange Bowl

The 1955 Orange Bowl held on New Year's Day was an Orange Bowl football game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Duke beat Nebraska 34–7.[1]


  • Scoring Summary 1
    • Second Quarter 1.1
    • Third Quarter 1.2
    • Fourth Quarter 1.3
  • Statistics 2
  • References 3

Scoring Summary

Second Quarter

  • DUKE: Pascal 7-yard run (Nelson kick)
  • DUKE: Kocourek 5-yard pass from Barger (Nelson kick)

Third Quarter

  • DUKE: Sorrell 5-yard pass from Barger (kick failed)
  • NEB: Comstock 3-yard run (B. Smith kick)

Fourth Quarter

  • DUKE: McKeithan 1-yard run (Nelson kick)
  • DUKE: Eberdt 3-yard run (Nelson kick)


Statistics Duke Nebraska
First Downs 23 6
Rushing Yards 288 84
Interceptions 0 2
Passing Yards 82 26
Total Yards 370 110
Punts-Average 5-26.6 7-28.9
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0
Penalties/Yards 2-30 2-20


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