Texas 24
Nebraska 20

Oct. 23, 1999 - 2:35 p.m. Central
Royal-Memorial Stadium | Austin, TX | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 13 0 7 20
Texas 3 0 14 7 24
First quarter
TEX: FG Stockton 43 9:04
Second quarter
NEB: FG J Brown 22 6:21
NEB: FG J Brown 32 2:12
NEB: Buckhalter 5 run (J Brown kick) 0:45
Third quarter
TEX: Chr Robertson 1 run (Stockton kick) 11:17
TEX: Cavil 13 pass from Applewhite (Stockton kick) 2:00
Fourth quarter
NEB: Crouch 9 run (J Brown kick) 7:52
TEX: M Jones 17 pass from Applewhite (Stockton kick) 5:51 

                       NEB       TEX
First downs             23        13
Rushed-yards        51-192     27-62
Passing yards          237       213
Sacked-yards lost     2-17       1-8
Return yards            47         9
Passes             13-21-0   17-30-0
Punts               3-39.3    7-37.6
Fumbles-lost           5-3       2-0
Penalties-yards       5-45      6-61
Time of possession   34:13     25:47

RUSHING
NEB: Alexander 21-136, Crouch 17-35, Buckhalter 8-23, W Miller 4-0, Newcombe 1-minus 2.

TEX: Mitchell 20-83, R Brown 2-3, Chr Robertson 2-2, J Jones 1-minus 6, Applewhite 2-minus 20.

PASSING
NEB: Crouch 12-20-0-204
     Newcombe 1-1-0-33.
TEX: Applewhite 17-30-0-213.

RECEIVING
NEB: Davison 4-62, Newcombe 3-22, Wistrom 2-87, Alexander 2-25, Buckhalter 1-26, W Miller 1-15.

TEX: Cavil 8-84, Nunez 3-54, Mitchell 3-45, M Jones 1-17, J Jones 1-7, Flowers 1-6.

Att: 84,082

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Husker drop the ball against Longhorns

A major turnaround in the second half allowed Texas to keep Nebraska’s number as the No. 18 Longhorns defeated the third-tanked Huskers 24-20.

Texas quarterback Major Applewhite shook off a poor opening 30 minutes to complete 8 of 9 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns in the second half as the Longhorns knocked Nebraska from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Applewhite found tight end Mike Jones with an 18-yard scoring strike with 5:51 to play. and the defense held tough down the stretch as the Longhorns defeated the Cornhuskers for the third time in as many meetings since the two joined the Big 12 Conference.

Nebraska outyarded Texas by 429-275 but lost three fumbles while the Longhorns played turnover-free football. Perhaps the most costly fumble came early in the fourth quarter when Correll Buckhalter lost the ball on the Texas 2-yard line on 3rd-and-goal run.

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Colonel Mustard

Our team seemed tense and played like it. Texas seems to have the same impact the Oklahoma teams used to have on us.

Howard

Will Texas be to Frank Solich what Oklahoma was to Tom Osborne for so many years?

Nebraska Statepaper
Douglass

Every time Nebraska looked to be in control, disaster struck.

Grand Island Independent
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