The first field goal attempt of Ryan Bailey’s career with 23 seconds left in the game gave No. 5 Texas a 22-20 victory over the No. 17 Huskers.
With three minutes left, Nebraska had the ball and a 20-19 lead. But a fumble after a third-down pass completion gave Texas the ball in Husker territory. Texas drove to the Husker 5, and Bailey kicked the 22-yard game-winner.
Nebraska drove to midfield in the waning seconds, but two last-ditch passes into the end zone were incomplete.
Nebraska had taken a 20-19 lead with a 25-yard pass from I-back Marlon Lucky to Nate Swift with 4:54 left in the game. The Huskers’ other scores came on a 63-yard pass from Zac Taylor to Maurice Purify in the first quarter and a 49-yard catch and run by Brandon Jackson on the first play of the fourth period.