Nebraska 54
Texas A&M 15

Dec. 6, 1997 - 3:30 p.m. Central
Big 12 Championship Game | San Antonio, TX | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Texas A&M 0 3 0 12 15
Nebraska 16 21 3 14 54
First quarter
NEBR: S Frost 6 run (K Brown kick) 10:18
NEBR: FG K Brown 27, 6:13
NEBR: FG K Brown 26, 2:19
NEBR: FG K Brown 31, 0:00
Second quarter
NEBR: Green 25 run (K Brown kick) 11:18
TAMU: FG K Bryant 32, 8:53
NEBR: Green 1 run (K Brown kick) 5:19
NEBR: S Frost 2 run (K Brown kick) 0:25
Third quarter
NEBR: FG K Brown 44, 7:22
Fourth quarter
NEBR: Green 6 run (K Brown kick) 11:13
TAMU: Spiller 13 pass from Stewart (pass failed) 8:25
TAMU: Glenn 35 fumble return (pass failed) 3:38
NEBR: London 3 run (Retzlaff kick) 1:03

                     TAMU      NEBR
First downs .......... 13        25
  Rushing ............. 4        19
  Passing ............. 8         6
  Penalty ............. 1         0
Rushed-yards ...... 23-13    67-335
Passing yards ....... 264       201
  Comp-Att-Int .. 21-48-2   12-18-0
Total offense .... 71-277    85-536
Sacked-yds lost .... 6-38       0-0
Return yards ......... 61        86
Punts ............ 7-47.6    2-39.5
Fumbles-lost ........ 0-0       5-4
Penalties-yards .... 6-43      4-38
Possession time ... 25:37     34:23
Third-Down Conv. ... 3/16     10/16
Fourth-Down Conv. ... 1/5       0/0

RUSHING
TAMU: Parker; 10-28, Hall 3-5, Hardeman 2-3, McCown 3-2, Stewart 5-minus 25. 

NEBR: Green 34-179, S Frost 15-79, Newcombe 2-27, Makovicka 7-17, London 2-12, Sims 3-9, Legate 2-8, Wiggins 1-6, Miller 1-minus 2.

PASSING
TAMU: Stewart; 18-38-2-227, McCown 3-9-0-37, Lechler 0-1-0-0. 

NEBR: S Frost 12-18-0-201.

RECEIVING
TAMU: Spiller; 4-89, Cole 4-56, Bumgardner 3-38, Hall 3-18, Hodge 2-29, Hardeman 2-20, Campbell 1-6, Taylor 1-5, Oliver 1-3.

NEBR: Davison 3-68, Green 3-16, Makovicka 2-31, L Brown 1-27, Lake 1-26, Newcombe 1-26, Debates 1-7.

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Huskers trounce Aggies, take home Big 12 title

One year after suffering a disappointing loss to Texas in the first Big 12 Championship game, Nebraska erased those memories with a 54-15 whipping of Texas A&M that kept the Huskers on track for a shot at the national championship.

Nebraska eliminated any hopes of a Texas A&M upset early in the contest, scoring on all seven first-half possessions to put the game away by intermission.

Scott Frost was magnificent at the controls of the offense, hitting 10 of 11 passes in the first half for 176 yards and rushing for two touchdowns. I-back Ahman Green had 104 yards rushing and two scores by halftime.

At the half, Nebraska led by a 37-3 margin and held a 348-83 advantage in total offense.

The second half was more of the same as the Huskers increased their advantage to 47-3 early in the fourth quarter before two A&M touchdowns cut into the margin.

On defensive side, Mike Brown led the way for Nebraska with eight tackles, while Steve Warren, Eric Warfield and Brandon Harrison had five each.

The win guaranteed the Huskers a spot in the Jan. 2 Orange Bowl opposite Tennessee.

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1997 schedule
04/26 Reds 34, Whites 28
08/30 Akron W 59-14
09/13 Central Florida W 38-24
09/20 @ Washington W 27-14
10/04 Kansas St. W 56-26
10/11 @ Baylor W 49-21
10/18 Texas Tech W 29-0
10/25 @ Kansas W 35-0
11/01 Oklahoma W 69-7
11/08 @ Missouri W 45-38
11/15 Iowa St. W 77-14
11/28 @ Colorado W 27-24
12/06 Texas A&M W 54-15
01/02 Tennessee W 42-17
Scott Frost on the run.

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

When we've got it together, no one in the country can touch us. A Michigan game would no contest.

Shatel

What did we learn Saturday? The Huskers are the best program in the Big 12, and it's not as close as the score indicated.

Omaha World-Herald
Douglass

There's one thing about Cornhusker quarterback Scott Frost that is clear: Challenge him and he'll make you pay.

Grand Island Independent
Campbell

As ugly as it was, this might have been the game that provides the spark South teams need. ... Embarrassment can be a wonderful motivator.

Dallas Morning News
Lebreton

Frost, for all the criticism he once bore, has grown to be a redoubtable machine.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Robertson

The Cornhuskers stormed down from the Great Plains the same as the Mongols once swarmed across the Russian steppes. They came to Texas with destruction in mind.

Houston Chronicle
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