Oklahoma 31
Nebraska 24

Oct. 29, 2005 • 11:10 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • ABC
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1st quarter
OU: Peterson 36 yd run (Hartley kick) 12:14
2nd quarter
OU: Peterson 2 yd run (Hartley kick) 11:27
NU: Congdon 40 yd field goal 09:21
OU: Onyenegecha 63 yd int. return (Hartley kick) 1:00
3rd quarter
OU: Hartley 50 yd field goal 11:24
NU: Nunn 3 yd pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) 05:17
4th quarter
NU: Swift 25 yd pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) 14:53
OU: Jones 17 yd run (Hartley kick) 10:58
NU: Swift 18 yd pass from Ross (Congdon kick) 05:56

                              NU       OU
FIRST DOWNS.................. 19       20
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 45-180    34-16
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 157      267
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 28-14-0  46-26-2
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 73-337   80-283
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards......... 4-43     1-21
Kickoff Returns-Yards...... 1-13     3-67
Int. Returns-Yards......... 2-69      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 5-40.0   7-46.6
Fumbles-Lost................ 4-0      1-0
Penalties-Yards............ 4-26     5-34
Possession Time........... 29:37    30:23
Third-Down Conv. ....... 6 of 17  8 of 19
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 2 of 3   0 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 2-4      3-3

OU: A Peterson 24-146; K Jones 8-28; B Bomar 7-11; J Iglesias 1-9; G Hartley 1-6; J Gutierrez 1-0; TEAM 3-minus-20

NU: Cory Ross 10-21; Cody Glenn 4-8; Marlon Lucky 4-2; Zac Taylor 16-minus-15

OU: R Bomar 28-14-0 157

NU: Zac Taylor 45-25-2 249; Cory Ross 1-1-0 18

OU: M Kelly 8-86; T Wilson  3-42; J Runnels 2-7; K Jones 1-22

NU: Nate Swift 9-116; Grant Mulkey 5-43; Cory Ross 4-39; Terrence Nunn 4-27; Mark LeFlore 2-14; Dane Todd 1-17; C. Sievers 1-11

Attendance: 77,438


Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Sooners fend off Huskers’ rally in second half

Nebraska fell behind Oklahoma by 21 points early in the third quarter before rallying in a 31-24 setback to the Sooners.

Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns in the first half to set the tone for the Sooners. Nebraska’s Blackshirts shut down Peterson in the second half to keep the offense within striking distance, but a pair of interceptions that led to 10 Sooner points proved to be the difference.

The Huskers kept it interesting to the end with a touchdown that made it a 31-24 game with 5:56 left, and then making defensive stop to get the ball back at the NU 27 with 2:37 remaining. But after yielding one first down, the Sooners shut the door on Nebraska’s comeback hopes to regain possession at the NU 15 in the final minute.

The Huskers managed just 16 net rushing yards against the Sooners, who sacked Nebraska quarterback Zac Taylor nine times.

Full Huskers.com recap

Cody Glenn
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Freshman I-back Cody Glenn ran for two TDs in the second quarter.
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Pregame & team info
2005 schedule
04/16Red 14, White 42
09/03MaineW 25-7
09/10Wake ForestW 31-3
09/17PittsburghW 7-6
10/01Iowa StateW 27-20
10/08Texas TechL 31-34
10/15@ BaylorW 23-14
10/22@ MissouriL 24-41
10/29OklahomaL 24-31
11/05@ KansasL 15-40
11/12Kansas St.W 27-25
11/25@ ColoradoW 30-3
12/28MichiganW 32-28


Colonel Mustard

Zac making poor decisions and an O-line that was overwhelmed is not a recipe for success.


Taylor is a class act. A tough kid. .... He has taken a beating all season. But this pain was clearly different.

Omaha World-Herald

This was a big one for Stoops, who is convinced it was a statement game for the immediate and long-term future of the program.

The Oklahoman

Bomar played one of the best games of his career, throwing against our secondary.


Four straight weeks now, NU has tripped coming out of the gate.

Lincoln Journal Star

For a fan base that considers itself the best fans in the nation, the events on Saturday made a formidable case against that title.

Daily Nebraskan
Husker Mike

Zac Taylor is clearly showing signs of the painful pounding he has taken this year.

Khus the Red

We simply cannot match a team like Oklahoma when they have so severely trounced us in recruiting the past several years.

Husker Dan

Even at 90% capacity, AD is still one of the most dangerous runners in all of college football.

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