Texas 27
Nebraska 24

Nov. 2, 2002 - 6:09 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | FSN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Texas 3 3 14 7 27
Nebraska 3 0 7 14 24

Jammal Lord

Jammal Lord stiff-arms UT’s Rod Babers on a 54-yard run during the third quarter. | Courtesy of Huskers.com
1st Quarter
NEB: Brown 48 field goal, 10:46 
TEX: Mangum 25 field goal, 0:17
2nd Quarter
TEX: Mangum 41 field goal, 13:22
3rd Quarter
NEB: Bowling 2 pass from Lord (Brown kick) 12:03
TEX: Williams 16 pass from Simms (Mangum kick) 10:21
TEX: Williams 2 pass from Simms (Mangum kick) 0:49
4th Quarter
NEB: Herian 60 pass from Lord (Brown kick) 14:31
TEX: Benson 3 run (Mangum kick) 3:24
NEB: Diedrick 2 run (Brown kick) 2:34

                            TEX      NEB
FIRST DOWNS................. 27       17
  Rushing.................... 6       12
  Passing................... 20        3
  Penalty.................... 1        2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 36-79   47-320
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 419       98
  Att-Comp-Int......... 47-29-1   16-7-2
TOTAL OFFENSE........... 83-498   63-418
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 2-15     2-47
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 3-53     4-97
Int. Returns-Yards......... 2-0     1-19
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 6-37.3   4-45.5
Fumbles-Lost............... 0-0      1-0
Penalties-Yards.......... 12-91     6-55
Possession Time.......... 35:24    24:36
Third-Down Conv. ......... 8/18     4/14
Fourth-Down Conv. ......... 0/0      0/3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 4-4      2-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 2-14     3-24

RUSHING
TEX: Benson 28-86, Williams 1-1, Simms 7-minus 8

NEB: Lord 23-234, Diedrick 11-52, Davis 2-33, Horne 7-12, Kriewald 1-3, Grixby 1-1, Team 1-minus 7, LeFlore 1-minus 8.

PASSING
TEX: Simms 29-47-419-1
NEB: Lord 7-14-98-2, Team 0-2-0-0

RECEIVING
TEX: Williams 13-161, Williams 6-111, Edwards 2-63, Jeffery 3-35, Johnson 2-28, Robin 2-20, Benson 1-1

NEB: Herian 1-60, Horne 1-11, LeFlore 2-9, Pilkington 1-9, Davis 1-7, Bowling 1-2

Attendance: 78,268

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Stats & Recap

’Horns hold off Husker rally with late pass pickoff

Nebraska’s hopes for a second consecutive fourth-quarter rally fell just short and seventh-ranked Texas escaped Lincoln with a 27-24 victory.

The loss ended Nebraska’s nation-leading home winning streak at 26 games and dropped the Huskers to 6-4 overall and 2-3 in Big 12 Conference play.

After Texas opened a 27-17 advantage with 3:24 remaining, the Huskers quickly drove 60 yards in four plays and scored on Dahrran Diedrick’a two-yard run to slice the lead to three points.

The Blackshirt defense forced Texas to punt, and All-America candidate DeJuan Groce delivered an electrifying 44-yard return down the Nebraska sideline to the Texas 16.

The Huskers didn’t pick up any yardage on their first two plays, and on third down, Texas cornerback Nathan Vasher made a leaping interception of a Jammal Lord pass to end Nebraska’s comeback hopes with 10 seconds remaining.

The dramatic finish came after a first half filled with missed scoring opportunities by both teams. Nebraska twice was stopped on fourth-and-one plays and also had a field goal blocked and a bad snap on another field goal try. Texas moved inside the Nebraska 35-yard line four times in the first 30 minutes, including one drive to the NU 7, and came away with just a pair of field goals.

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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

Howard

Your eyes told you this was a football game. The pit of your stomach told you it was a roller-coaster ride.

Nebraska StatePaper
Shatel

The Eyes of Nebraska are on Solich. He’ll be second-guessed from here to Sidney for not kicking a field goal from the Texas 16 with 16 seconds left.

Omaha World-Herald
Douglass

Now everyone who criticizes Solich for his ultra-conservative moments knows what can happen when you try to roll the dice and your last name isn’t Stoops.

Grand Island Independent
Washut

Along with the problems NU had had on its two previous field goal attempts, all logic pointed toward taking a shot at the win.

Daily Nebraskan
Mabry

Chins up, Husker fans. Call your travel agent. We’re going bowling, one way or another. Let’s just hope it’s not at Parkway Lanes.

Lincoln Journal Star
Red Clad Loon

From his press-conference demeanor, Lord obviously felt he lost the game for Nebraska. He shouldn’t.

Bohls

Chris Simms, take a much-deserved bow. You earned it. The Longhorn senior had the game of his career. But then he had to.

Austin American-Statesman
Robertson

Longhorns sneaked back into Lincoln at the right time. Hence, they’re 2-0 on the Cornfield since 1991, while everybody else is 0-73.

Houston Chronicle
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