The 1985 edition to the Sugar Bowl featured the fifth ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers, and the eleventh ranked LSU Tigers.
In the first quarter, Lewis kicked a 37 yard field goal to give LSU an early 3-0 lead. In the second quarter, running back Dalton Hilliard scored on a 2 yard touchdown run as LSU built a 10-0 lead. Nebraska quarterback Craig Sundberg threw a 31 yard touchdown pass to Dubose as Nebraska got to 10-7. In the third quarter, Sundberg scored on a 9 yard run giving the Huskers a 14-10 lead. In the fourth quarter, Sundberg threw touchdown passes of 24 and 17 yards to Frain as Nebraska won by a 28-10 margin.
Craig Sundberg was named Sugar Bowl MVP.
- ESPN College Football Encyclopedia