Nebraska 38
Texas A&M 31

Oct. 26, 2002 - 6:07 p.m. Central
Kyle Field | College Station, TX | TBS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 7 7 17 38
Texas A&M 14 7 10 0 31
1st Quarter
NEB: D Diedrick 12 run (J Brown kick) 12:09
A&M: T Thomas 12 punt-block return (T Pegram kick 2:25
A&M: JWeber 10 pass from D Long (T Pegram kick) 0:20
2nd Quarter
NEB: D Horne 2 run (J Brown kick) 7:44
A&M: G Porter 2 pass from D Long (T Pegram kick) 0:16
3rd Quarter
A&M: T Pegram 33 field goal, 11:08
A&M: B Jones 66 fumble return 7:43
NEB: D Horne 21 run (J Brown kick) 6:39
4th Quarter
NEB: D Horne 11 run (J Brown kick) 13:20
NEB: D Horne 6 run  (J Brown kick) 11:01
NEB: J Brown 42 field goal, 5:59
   
                            NEB      A&M
FIRST DOWNS................. 28       15
  Rushing................... 23        5
  Passing.................... 5        9
  Penalty.................... 0        1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 73-381    24-53
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 116      269
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 12-7-0  37-20-2
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 85-497   61-322
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0     2-66
Punt Returns-Yards........ 3-50     2-35
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 5-105     3-71
Int. Returns-Yards........ 2--6      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 3-33.7   5-33.0
Fumbles-Lost............... 4-2      0-0
Penalties-Yards........... 7-65     6-38
Possession Time.......... 33:50    26:10
Third-Down Conv. ......... 8/16     5/14
Fourth-Down Conv. ......... 3/3      0/0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 4-4      3-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 2-18      0-0

RUSHING
NEB: Lord 30-159, Horne 24-128, Diedrick 15-85, Davies 3-14, Team 1-minus 5.

A&M: Johnson 1-17, Farmer 9-16, Long 7-13, Webb 5-6, Fleming 2-1.

PASSING
NEB: Lord 7-12-116-0.
A&M: Long 20-37-269-2.

RECEIVING
NEB: Thomas 4-59, Pilkington 2-52, LeFlore 1-5.

A&M: Murphy 5-75, Porter 4-59, Taylor 3-59, Webb 3-37, Johnson 3-28, Joseph 1-8, Patrick 1-3.

Attendance: 81,054

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Stats & Recap

Down by 17, Huskers rally past Aggies

Powered by a running game that rolled for 381 yards, Nebraska rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit for a 38-31 victory over Texas A&M.

Jammal Lord and David Horne each rushed for more than 100 yards as the Huskers registered their first road win of the season.

Things looked bleak for the Huskers after Byron Jones’ 66-yard fumble return gave the Aggies a 31-14 lead midway through the third quarter. But Nebraska responded immediately by driving 68 yards in just three plays, capped by Horne’s 21-yard touchdown run on a fake reverse to trim the deficit to 31-21.

Less than two minutes into the fourth quarter, Horne added another scoring scamper to make it a 31-28 game. The 13-play, 81-yard drive included two fourth-down conversions, one of them a high-stakes fourth-and-1 at NU’s own 28.

A 15-yard quarterback sack by Demorrio Williams ruined the Aggies’ subsequent possession, a three-and-out that ended with a 14-yard punt. That put Nebraska in prime position at the Aggies’ 35, and Horne scored his fourth TD six plays later to give Nebraska a 35-31 lead with 11:01 left.

Three plays after the ensuing kickoff, the Huskers got the ball back on a Pat Ricketts interception, which led to a Josh Brown field goal that boosted NU’s lead to 38-31.

Nearly six minutes remained, and the Aggies tried to mount a comeback of their own. A 35-yard pass play helped get them to the NU 9, but heavy pressure from rush end Demoine Adams forced a bad throw on first-and-goal by A&M’s Dustin Long. Husker safety Philip Bland made a diving interception of the ball in the end zone with 2:23 left to seal the win.

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2002 schedule
04/20 Red 17, White 7
08/24 Arizona St. W 48-10
08/31 Troy St. W 31-16
09/07 Utah St. W 44-13
09/14 @ Penn St. L 7-40
09/28 @ Iowa St. L 14-36
10/05 McNeese St. W 38-14
10/12 Missouri W 24-13
10/19 @ Oklahoma St. L 21-24
10/26 @ Texas A&M W 38-31
11/02 Texas L 24-27
11/09 Kansas W 45-7
11/16 @ Kansas St. L 13-49
11/29 Colorado L 13-28
12/27 Ole Miss L 23-27

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

Frank saved his job, there is no other clever way to put it.

Shatel

It’s been a down year for pancakes. But the big dogs ate on Saturday night.

Omaha World-Herald
Hamar

That fourth-down call may have saved the season. It certainly showed that Solich and company won’t go down without a fight.

Grand Island Independent
McKeever

Credit the warrior Lord, who ran 30 times, for keeping Slocum and the A&M defense on their heels all night.

Lincoln Journal Star
Red Clad Loon

The biggest reason Nebraska won is firmly grounded in The Pipeline. It was a Miltdown out there.

Diehl

These Nebraska Cornhuskers are going down swinging. In the process, they’re going to knock some people out.

Daily Nebraskan
Lopez

An era ended Saturday night. The Wrecking Crew coughed, sputtered and broke down

Houston Chronicle
Premeaux

Why did Nebraska choose this week to turn back into Nebraska? And where has the Wrecking Crew gone?

Bryan-College Station Eagle
Zwerneman

A&M’s run defense, which led the Big 12 going into the game, is on the ropes following its performance against Nebraska’s option attack.

San Antonio Express-News
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