Texas Tech 34
Nebraska 31

Oct. 8, 2005 • 3 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • TBS
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1st quarter
TT: Henderson 23 yd. pass from Hodges (Trlica kick) 11:47
2nd quarter
TT: Filani 14 yd. pass from Hodges (Trlica kick) 14:36
TT: Filani 19 yd. pass from Hodges (Trlica kick) 9:25
NU: Glenn 5 yd. run (Congdon kick) 5:21
NU: Glenn 1 yd. run (Congdon kick) 0:52
3rd quarter
TT: Trlica 37 yd. FG, 11:48
TT: Trlica 26 yd. FG, 7:31
NU:  Nunn 15 yd. pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) 1:51
4th quarter
NU: Nunn 4 yd. pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) 10:10
NU: Congdon 27 yd. FG, 5:10
TT: Filani 10 yd. pass from Hodges (Trlica kick) 0:12

                              TT        NU
FIRST DOWNS.................. 23        22
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)........... 44       135
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 368       229
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 34-45-1   21-35-2
TOTAL OFFENSE............ 68-412    70-364
Fumble Returns-Yards...... 0-0-0    1-46-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 0-0-0    2-43-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 5-86-0    4-59-0
Int. Returns-Yards....... 2-20-0    1-14-0
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 3-48.7      1-32
Fumbles-Lost................ 2-1       5-3
Penalties-Yards............ 9-89      8-72
Possession Time........... 30:59     29:01
Third-Down Conv. ....... 1 of 10    3 of 8
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 3 of 3    0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 5-6       5-5
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 2-11      4-38

TT: T. Henderson 11-50; C. Hodges 12-minus-6

NU: Ross, Cory 15-68; Glenn, Cody 12-39; Lucky, Marlon 3-23; Jackson, B. 1-4; Taylor, Zac 4-1

TT: C. Hodges 45-34-1 368

NU: Taylor, Zac 35-21, 2 INT, 229 YDS, 2 TD 

TT: J. Filani 11-163; T. Henderson 6-51; R. Johnson 6-40; B. Olomua 5-39; J. Hicks 4-59; B. Douglas 1-10; D. Amendola 1-6

NU: LeFlore, Mark 5-53; Ross, Cory 4-51; Nunn, Terrence 3-39 2 TD; Swift, Nate 3-24; Hardy, Frantz 2-21; Mulkey, Grant 2-19; Fluellen, I. 1-12; Phillips, J.B. 1-10

Attendance: 77,580


Stats & Recap
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Second chance lets Red Raiders escape with win

Nebraska nearly made history by coming back from a 21-point first-half deficit, but Texas Tech quarterback Cody Hodges found Joel Filani on a 10-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds left to allow the No. 15 Red Raiders to escape from Memorial Stadium with a 34-31 win.

Filani’s touchdown catch, his third of the day, came on fourth down as the Red Raiders managed to convert a pair of fourth-down plays inside Nebraska’s 20-yard line. Tech also overcame an interception by Nebraska senior defensive tackle Le Kevin Smith that appeared to end the Red Raiders’ hopes of victory.

But Texas Tech offensive lineman Bryan Kegans hit Smith during the interception return and forced a fumble that was recovered by Red Raider wide receiver Danny Amendola at the NU 19 with 1:13 left in the game. The turnover was Nebraska’s fifth of the afternoon.

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

For the first time in Bill’s tenure I see progress. Our team showed tremendous heart to come back from down 21.


So much suddenly seems possible. Nebraska is receiving strong leadership from players on both sides of the ball.

Lincoln Journal Star

A 5-0 start and a little payback for last year's 70-10 loss at Lubbock, Texas, was tantalizingly close to becoming a reality.

Grand Island Independent

It took an extremely freak play for us to lose to a Top 15 team. This is a positive.

Husker Mike

Was this a disappointing finish? You bet. But Nebraska flirted with disaster in the last 2 games. ... This week, the ball bounced the other way.

Khus the Red

This team should hang on to the fact that it came back when it looked like a Tech waxing was Mack-trucking its way through Memorial Stadium.


When a team has five turnovers, it’s hard to heap it all on just one. And the negative attention is a shame, because [Le Kevin] Smith has been one of the unsung heroes of a stellar defensive unit.

Lincoln Journal Star
Husker Dan

The Texas Tech game is one the Husker players, coaches and fans will be able to look back on one day and say this is where ‘it’ all began.


This Husker team showed stomach, gumption, resiliency. ... Certainly a heartbreaking loss but also and most certainly a game played with heart.

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