Texas 22
Nebraska 20

Oct. 21, 2006 - 11:10 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Texas 3 13 0 6 22
Nebraska 7 0 0 13 20
1st quarter
UT: G.Johnson 22 FG, 13:02
NU: M.Purify 63 pass from Z.Taylor (J.Congdon kick) 5:58
2nd quarter
UT: Q.Cosby 6 pass from C.McCoy (kick blocked) 6:43
UT: L.Sweed 55 pass from C.McCoy (G.Johnson kick) 4:00
4th quarter
NU: B.Jackson 49 pass from Z.Taylor (J.Congdon kick) 14:48
UT: G.Johnson 22 FG, 6:33
NU: N.Swift 25 pass from M.Lucky (pass failed) 4:54 
UT: R.Bailey 22 FG, 0:23

                             UT        NU
FIRST DOWNS................. 21        15
  Rushing.................... 7         3
  Passing................... 12        10
  Penalty.................... 2         2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET).......34-128     24-38
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 220       302
  Att-Comp-Int......... 40-25-0   29-16-1
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 74-348    53-340
Punt Returns-Yards......... 0-0       1-1
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 3-119      3-55
Int. Returns-Yards......... 1-6       0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 5-43.0    6-40.7
Fumbles-Lost............... 5-1       2-2
Penalties-Yards........... 5-42      7-67
Possession Time.......... 34:36     25:24
Third-Down Conv. ......... 7/18      4/13
Fourth-Down Conv. ......... 0/0       0/0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 4-5       0-0

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RUSHING
UT: J.Charles 9-63, S.Young 14-50, C.McCoy 11-10, L.Sweed.

NU: B.Jackson 7-40, F.Hardy 1-13, C.Glenn 4-6, M.Lucky 3-5, K.Wilson 2-(-1), Z.Taylor 7-(-25).

PASSING
UT: C.McCoy 25-39-0-220, TEAM 0-1-0-0.

NU: Z.Taylor 15-28-1-277, M.Lucky 1-1-0-25.

RECEIVING
UT: L.Sweed 8-119, J.Finley 4-37, B.Pittman 4-24, Q.Cosby 3-28, S.Young 2-4, J.Shipley 2-3, J.Charles 1-3, C.Ogbonnaya 1-2.

NU: T.Nunn 5-84, M.Purify 2-84, B.Jackson 2-77, J.Phillips 2-12, M.Herian 2-9, N.Swift 1-25, M.Lucky 1-6, T.Peterson 1-5.

Attendance: 85,187

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Brandon Jackson TD reception

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Brandon Jackson’s TD

Longhorns escape on late field goal

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.

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2006 schedule
04/15 Reds 35, Whites 7
09/02 Louisiana Tech W 49-10
09/09 Nicholls St. W 56-7
09/16 @ S. California L 10-28
09/23 Troy W 56-0
09/30 Kansas W 39-32
10/07 @ Iowa St. W 28-14
10/14 @ Kansas St. W 21-3
10/21 Texas L 20-22
10/28 @ Oklahoma St. L 29-41
11/04 Missouri W 34-20
11/11 @ Texas A&M W 28-27
11/24 Colorado W 37-14
12/02 Oklahoma L 7-21
01/01 Auburn L 14-17

Commentary

Shatel

This looked and felt like one of those big, big, big Nebraska-Oklahoma games we used to know. All the way to the heartbreak ending.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

In boxing terms, Nebraska dropped a unanimous decision at USC. The Texas game was different.

Lincoln Journal Star
Leever

Yes, the Longhorns won. But I think they realize the gap has been closed. I think they also know how lucky they were to win.

Mabry

Most of the second-half moves paid off, including the Marlon Lucky-to-Nate Swift pass call.

Lincoln Journal Star
Bland

Remember this game. Remember it as the one that almost broke the Texas hexes, the one with the snow. Remember it as the day Nebraska got its mojo back.

Daily Nebraskan
McKeever

There are precious few opportunities that will match the one Nebraska had Saturday.

Lincoln Journal Star
Husker Dan

Zac is a 5th year senior, but Saturday he was outplayed by a redshirt freshman, Colt McCoy.

HuskerMax
Fremont Tribune

When you have the defending national champions on the ropes, you deliver the knockout punch. If you don’t, then maybe prime time isn’t for you.

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