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Huskers fall just short against ‘Cats
Keith Smith, half of Arizona’s two-quarterback system, threw for a fourth-quarter touchdown and his scrambling set up the game-winning, 1-yard plunge by Kelvin Eafon with 6:08 to go as the No. 5 Wildcats beat No. 14 Nebraska 23-20.
Arizona added to its school-record victory total by finishing 12-1, while Nebraska dipped to 9-4.
Chris McAlister, Arizona’s All-America cornerback, capped a big game with a leaping interception of Eric Crouch’s pass with 3:03 left. McAlister jumped in front of Shevin Wiggins at about the 8-yard line and returned it 22 yards.
Nebraska had one final desperation shot, but McAlister deflected Crouch’s pass as time expired.
The Cornhuskers’ option game struggled, and their 87 rushing yards was their second-lowest total of the season.