Texas 20
Nebraska 16

Oct. 31, 1998 - 2:38 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Texas 7 3 0 10 20
Nebraska 0 3 10 3 16

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First quarter
UT: D Lewis 16 pass from Applewhite (Stockton kick) 9:36
Second quarter
UT: Stockton 36 field goal, 14:50
NU: K Brown 27 field goal, 0:00
Third quarter
NU: Brown 47 field goal, 10:53
NU: Crouch 38 run (Brown kick) 3:28
Fourth quarter
UT: Stockton 19 field goal, 13:38
NU: Brown 42 field goal, 8:33
UT: McGarity 2 pass from Applewhite (Stockton kick) 2:47

                            UT       NU
FIRST DOWNS................ 19       18
  Rushing................... 8       12
  Passing................... 9        4
  Penalty................... 2        2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)..... 43-129   47-194
PASSING YDS (NET)......... 269      117
  Att-Comp-Int........ 27-14-1  17-10-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ......... 70-398   64-311
Fumble Returns-Yards...... 1-4      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 1-4     3-10
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 4-81     4-54
Int. Returns-Yards........ 0-0     1-17
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 6-33.0   5-47.8
Fumbles-Lost.............. 1-0      3-1
Penalties-Yards.......... 9-88     5-45
Possession Time......... 31:04    28:56
Sacks By: Number-Yards... 4-29     3-22

RUSHING
UT: Williams 37-150, Walton 1-(-2), Applewhite 5-(-19).

NU: Crouch 17-108, Alexander 8-60, Buckhalter 8-18, Christo 7-(-3), Makovicka 7-11.

PASSING
UT: Applewhite 14-26-1-269, Williams 0-1-0-0.

NU: Crouch 6-13-0-59, Christo 4-4-0-58.

RECEIVING
UT: McGarity 5-51, Cavil 4-70, White 2-113, DLewis 1-16, R Brown 1-10, Nunez 1-9.

NU: Wiggins 4-59, S Jackson 3-26, Buckhalter 1-15, L Brown 1-10, Davison 1-7.

Att: 76,434

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Stats & recap

‘Horns snap Huskers’ home winning streak

Wayne McGarity’s two-yard touchdown reception with 2:47 remaining capped an 85-yard drive and lifted unranked Texas to a 20-16 victory over No. 7 Nebraska. The loss ended the Huskers’ 47-game home winning streak, the fifth-longest in NCAA history.

While Texas scored the game’s first 10 points, the Nebraska offense struggled until late in the second quarter. Quarterback Eric Crouch, playing in relief of starter Monte Christo, drove the Huskers 88 yards, setting up Kris Brown’s 27-yard field goal on the last play of the first half.

After Brown’s second field goal cut the lead to 10-6 early in the third quarter, Crouch engineered a five-play, 49-yard drive, capped by his 38-yard touchdown run to give NU a 13-10 lead entering the final period.

The two teams exchanged field goals before Texas mounted its game-winning drive — kept alive by a 37-yard pass from Major Applewhite to Bryan White on third-and-21.

Applewhite completed 14 of 26 passes for 269 yards and a pair of TDs. Texas running back Ricky Williams rushed for 150 yards, 62 below his NCAA-leading 212-yard average.

The defeat overshadowed a standout performance by Nebraska rover Mike Brown, whose 17 tackles (eight solo) were the most by a Husker since 1981.

It was the Huskers’ first home loss since 1991 (vs. Washington) and the first home loss to an unranked team since 1978 (vs. Missouri).

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1998 schedule
04/25 White 24, Red 21  
08/29 La. Tech   W 56-27
09/05 Ala.-Birm. W 38-7 
09/12 Cal        W 24-3 
09/26 Washington W 55-7 
10/03 Okla. St.  W 24-17
10/10 Texas A&M  L 21-28
10/17 Kansas     W 41-0 
10/24 Missouri   W 20-13
10/31 Texas      L 16-20
11/07 Iowa St.   W 42-7 
11/14 Kan. St.   L 30-40
11/27 Colorado   W 16-14
12/30 Arizona    L 20-23

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

This team can give up and be like the 1990 team or regroup and finish the season with a rush. I will be waiting to see.

Mabry

What is somewhat disturbing is the fact that some team leaders went out of their way to make sure this didn’t happen, and it still happened.

Lincoln Journal Star
Douglass

Folks, you’ve officially been given permission to press the panic button.

Grand Island Independent
McKeever

Could Nebraska really be underachieving? Or are the Huskers — with a first-year coach running out of ways to get his offense in high gear — truly where they deserve to be at 7-2?

Lincoln Journal Star
McKewon

The Huskers are a second-tier college football power this year. That’s nothing to be ashamed of.

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