Ball-hawking Huskers roll past Aggies
The Nebraska Blackshirts were back to their ball-hawking ways, forcing a school record-tying eight Texas A&M turnovers that led to 35 points in the Huskers’ 48-12 win over Texas A&M.
The defense picked off five passes, recovered three fumbles and produced three sacks to propel Nebraska to its 35th consecutive Homecoming win.
After Texas A&M got on the board with a first-quarter field goal, Nebraska erupted for 34 unanswered points, sparked by a defense that put the clamps down on an Aggie offense that had rolled for 739 total offense yards in a 73-10 win over Baylor the previous week. The Blackshirts limited the Aggies to 244 total yards.
Nebraska’s offense got rolling on its second possession, marching 51 yards in seven plays capped by a 22-yard touchdown run by Jammal Lord to give Nebraska a 6-3 lead.
The Blackshirts then set the tone for the rest of the day. Sophomore free safety Josh Bullocks pulled down his school record-tying seventh interception of the season on Texas A&M’s first play of the ensuing drive to set Nebraska up at the A&M 33-yard line.
It was Bullocks’ fourth consecutive game with an interception and tied Nebraska’s season record with Bill Kosch (1970), Dana Stephenson (1969) and Larry Wachholtz (1966).