In the first quarter, FSU quarterback Charlie Ward found wide receiver Tamarick Vanover for a 25-yard touchdown pass and a 7-0 Seminole lead. FSU's placekicker Dan Mowerey nailed a 41-yard field goal in the second quarter to give Florida State a 10-0 lead. Florida State's Charlie Ward threw a second touchdown pass to give Florida State a 17-0 second quarter lead. Dan Mowerey added 1 24-yard field goal with 2:34 left in the half to give FSU a 20-0 lead.
Tommie Frazier threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Corey Dixon with just over a minute in the half to make the halftime score 20-7 FSU. Late in the third quarter, Florida State's Sean Jackson took a handoff, and rushed 11 yards for a touchdown giving FSU a 27-7 lead. Tommie Frazier threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Armstrong in the fourth quarter to make the margin 27-14, but the Cornhuskers would get no closer. Florida State held on for a 27-14 win.