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Nebraska scored on four consecutive third-quarter possessions to rally from an 11-point halftime deficit and the Blackshirts capped a dominating effort with a late defensive stand, as the Huskers came back for a 26-21 victory over Clemson in the 64th annual Gator Bowl at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on New Year's Day. The Huskers were poised for the comeback thanks to an outstanding effort from the Blackshirts. Nebraska held Clemson to just 210 yards, including only four yards rushing. All 21 Clemson points came off Husker turnovers, while NU forced two Tiger turnovers that led to six important points in the five-point win. With the victory, Nebraska finished 9-4 under first-year head coach Bo Pelini. Pelini, who is now 2-0 in bowl games as Husker head coach, joined Bob Devaney, Tom Osborne and Frank Solich as the only coaches in Nebraska history to post nine victories in their first season. Pelini's 9-4 record also tied for the best mark among 2008 first-year head coaches and was the best of any first-time head coach. Nebraska vs. Clemson, Jan. 1 2009. Entire game on DVD, radio broadcast for audio. 120 minutes. Produced by Husker Video.