Texas 31
Nebraska 7

Nov. 1, 2003 • 11:10 a.m. Central
Austin, TX • ABC
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1st quarter
UT: C. Benson 1 run (D. Mangum kick) 2:24 
2nd quarter
UT: V. Young 65 run (Mangum kick) 4:42  
3rd quarter
UT: Mangum 24 field goal 6:12
4th quarter
NU: M. Herian 48 pass from J. Lord (D. Dyches kick) 11:58
UT: Benson 5 run (Mangum kick) 7:29
UT: Benson 12 run (Mangum kick) 1:44
                             NU        UT
FIRST DOWNS.................. 8        25
  Rushing.................... 4        17
  Passing.................... 3         6
  Penalty.................... 1         2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 40-53    51-353
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 122       131
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 15-5-1   27-13-3
TOTAL OFFENSE........... 55-175    78-484
Punt Returns-Yards......... 2-6      7-87
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 3-51      1-27
Int. Returns-Yards........ 3-17      1-18
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 9-52.1    4-47.0
Fumbles-Lost............... 2-0       1-0
Penalties-Yards........... 6-60      7-80
Possession Time.......... 26:44     33:16
Third-Down Conv. ......... 3/14      6/15
Fourth-Down Conv. ......... 0/1       1/1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 0-1       4-5
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 0-0      5-45

NU: J. Davis 10-28; J. Lord 21-22; D. Horne 4-5; I. Fluellen 2-5; J. Davies 2-0; TEAM 1-minus 7.

UT: C. Benson 28-174; V. Young 14-163; C. Mock 1-8; W. Matthews 2-6; B. Robin 2-3; A. Hardy 2-2; S. Young 2-minus 3.

NU: J. Lord 5-15-1-122.
UT: V. Young 8-15-2-68; C. Mock 5-12-1-63.

NU: I. Fluellen 3-32; M. Herian 2-90.
UT: R. Williams 5-35; S. Thomas 4-40; B.J. Johnson 2-44; B. Scaife; T. Jeffery 1-minus 3.

Attendance: 83,308


Stats & recap

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Huskers get trampled by Longhorns

Texas dominated both lines of scrimmage en route to a 31-7 victory over Nebraska in Austin, handing the Huskers their second loss of the 2003 campaign, and dropping NU to 3-2 in Big 12 Conference play.

The Longhorns took control of the game from the outset with a strong running game behind quarterback Vince Young and tailback Cedric Benson.

Nebraska thwarted a Longhorn scoring threat on the game’s first drive as defensive end Trevor Johnson blocked a UT field goal attempt. However, UT regained possession following a Nebraska punt and covered 72 yards in 14 plays, 13 of them rushing plays, capped by Benson’s 1-yard touchdown run for 7-0 advantage.

The Huskers squandered an excellent opportunity midway through the second quarter. A pass from Jammal Lord to Matt Herian for 42 yards put the Huskers inside the UT 10, but the drive stalled and David Dyches’ field goal attempt was blocked. The Longhorns capitalized on the momentum shift just two plays later as Young sprinted 65 yards down the sideline for a touchdown to push the lead to 14-0.

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Pregame & team info
2003 schedule
04/19Red 13, White 0
08/30Oklahoma St.W 17-7
09/06Utah St.W 31-7
09/13Penn St.W 18-10
09/25@ S. MissW 38-14
10/04Troy St.W 30-0
10/11@ MissouriL 24-41
10/18Texas A&MW 48-12
10/25Iowa St.W 28-0
11/01@ TexasL 7-31
11/08@ KansasW 24-3
11/15Kansas St.L 7-38
11/28@ ColoradoW 31-22
12/29Michigan St.W 17-3


Colonel Mustard

I wish I could tell you about some clever strategy that we should have employed, but without the athletes to execute, strategy won’t work.


You at least thought Nebraska’s days of being totally dominated by a Big 12 team not named Oklahoma were in the rear-view mirror. You thought wrong.

Omaha World-Herald

The fact that the Huskers lost Saturday is not the primary issue. It’s how they lost. They looked like a team that had no clue.

Lincoln Journal Star

Accustomed to being the neighborhood bully for so many years, the Huskers got slugged in the mouth.

Grand Island Independent

Nebraska can either rest calmly in peace or, like Texas, rise from the dead.

Lincoln Journal Star

Texas out-physicaled the college football team that invented physical.

Austin American-Statesman
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