Sooners knock off No. 1 Huskers
Third-ranked Oklahoma overcame an early two-touchdown deficit by exploding for 24 points in the second quarter and stymied the vaunted offense of No. 1 Nebraska the rest of the way en route to a 31-14 triumph at Owen Field.
The Cornhuskers (7-1, 4-1 Big 12), who entered the day ranked second in the nation in total offense (499.3 ypg), scored touchdowns on their first two possessions and had 192 yards in the opening 15 minutes but then were forced into five straight punting situations.
Josh Norman scored on an eight-yard end around with 2:41 to play in the first half to cap Oklahoma’s second-quarter outburst. Norman blocked a punt to set up an earlier touchdown.
The Sooners (7-0, 4-0) broke a seven-game losing streak in the historic series between Big 12 Conference rivals.