Cowboys end decades of futility vs. Huskers
Tatum Bell led a balanced Oklahoma State attack with 182 yards on 33 carries as the Cowboys ended Nebraska’s 36-game unbeaten streak against OSU with a 24-21 win on a cold and rainy day in Stillwater.
It was the seventh-best rushing total by an opposing back in Husker history as the Cowboys got their first win against the Huskers since 1961.
Despite enjoying favorable field position during most of the first half, Nebraska led by just 7-3 at intermission, and then the third quarter belonged to the Cowboys. OSU drove 80 yards for a touchdown on its first possession of the second half and then needed just 40 yards for a second TD after a fumble by Husker quarterback Jammal Lord. That gave OSU a 17-7 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.
The Huskers cut the deficit to three points when freshman I-back David Horne scored on a two-yard plunge with 8:56 remaining to finish a 49-yard drive set up by a Bell fumble. The Cowboys answered with another 80-yard drive, capped by a 12-yard pass from quarterback Josh Fields to John Lewis, to take a 24-14 lead with 4:30 left.
Lord marched the Huskers 70 yards on 10 plays, scoring on a one-yard run with 2:06 left. Nebraska’s onside kick attempt failed, and Oklahoma State ran out the clock to claim the victory.