- PART OF NEBRASKA HISTORY!! IN 1973 NEBRASKA WON THEIR 3RD STRAIGHT ORANGE BOWL, AND JOHNNY RODGERS WON THE 72 HEISMAN. THIS SEAT CUSHION WITH THE RAIN COAT STILL FOLDED UP IN THE BACK POCKET WAS THERE TO WITNESS IT ALL!!! Very cool Piece for that Husker Fan! Although 1972 was a letdown season after two consecutive national championships, the Huskers were the first to three-peat in the Orange Bowl and finished fourth in the final AP poll at 9–2–1. Rodgers scored four touchdowns and threw for another in his final collegiate game, and sat out the final twenty minutes. 1972 also was the only three-loss season in Parseghian's 11 seasons at Notre Dame. However, the Fighting Irish rebounded in 1973 to finish 11-0 and win the national championship.
1973 Orange Bowl U.S. Tobacco Company NEBRASKA