Cowboys erase 16-point deficit, upset Huskers
Brandon Jackson rushed for a career-high 182 yards and two touchdowns, but three fourth-quarter touchdowns by Oklahoma State gave the Cowboys a 41-29 win over No. 20 Nebraska.
Nebraska appeared to be in firm control of the game through the first 20 minutes on the strength of Jackson’s explosive rushing.
Trailing 16-0, the Cowboys then showed their own explosiveness. OSU answered quickly after NU’s third score, flying 80 yards in five plays for a touchdown and following that up with a 50-yard TD drive.
The Huskers’ lead was now just 16-13. But quarterback Zac Taylor made it a 10-point margin again with his 22-yard TD connection to Maurice Purify with just 56 seconds left in the half.
The Cowboys, however, struck quickly again, using a 39-yard kickoff return to set up Bobby Reid’s 45-yard touchdown pass to Adarius Bowman to cut NU’s halftime edge to 23-20.
After a scoreless third period, the fourth quarter was all OSU. Dantrell Savage’s 20-yard touchdown run put the Cowboys on top, 27-23, and OSU added two more TDs before Nebraska got one of its own in the final 10 seconds.