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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.