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.