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.