Oklahoma St. 45
Nebraska 14

Oct. 13, 2007 • 11:37 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • PPV
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Quentin Castille

Quentin Castille’s 102-yard rushing total was one of Nebraska’s few bright spots. | Courtesy of Huskers.com
1st quarter
OS: Crosslin 1 run (Ricks kick) 11:34
OS: Ricks 21 field goal, 6:08
OS: Newton 41 pass from Robinson (Ricks kick) 4:06 
2nd quarter
OS: Hunter 33 run (Ricks kick) 10:39 
OS: Crosslin 1 run (Ricks kick) 5:51 
OS: Robinson 3 run (Ricks kick) 1:54
4th quarter
NU: Phillips 13 pass from Keller (Henery kick) 14:55 
OS: Savage 30 run (Bailey kick) 5:25
NU: Lawson 1 pass from Keller (Henery kick) 0:39

                              OS       NU
FIRST DOWNS.................. 26       17
  Rushing.................... 16        8
  Passing.................... 10        7
  Penalty..................... 0        2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 51-317   50-206
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 234      129
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 20-12-0  18-10-2
TOTAL OFFENSE .........   71-551   68-335
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards.......... 2-1      1-6
Kickoff Returns-Yards....... 1-4    8-187
Int. Returns-Yards.......... 2-0      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 2-39.0   4-36.8
Fumbles-Lost................ 0-0      3-1
Penalties-Yards............ 7-62     6-57
Possession Time........... 29:10    30:50
Third-Down Conv. ....... 6 of 10  7 of 16
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 0 of 0   1 of 3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 5-6      2-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 2-17      0-0

OS: Savage, D. 25-212; Hunter, Kendall 10-67; Robinson, Zac 9-33; Crosslin, J. 4-4; Cole, William 1-3; TEAM 2-minus 2.

NU: Castille, Q. 20-102; Lucky, Marlon 13-66; Helu, Roy 14-55; Keller, Sam 3-minus 17.
OS: Robinson, Zac 12-19-0-234; Savage, D. 0-1-0-0.

NU: Keller, Sam 10-18-2-129.
OS: Bowman, Adarius 6-100; Pettigrew, B. 2-46; Hunter, Kendall 2-37; Newton, Seth 1-41; Savage, D. 1-10.

NU: Nunn, Terrence 4-24; Peterson, Todd 1-44; Purify, Maurice 1-24; Helu, Roy 1-21; Phillips, J.B. 1-13; Lucky, Marlon 1-2; Lawson, Thomas 1-1.
Attendance: 84,334


Stats & Recap
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’Pokes ride herd over Huskers in historic blowout

The Huskers suffered their worst home loss in almost 50 years, falling behind 38-0 by halftime and losing to Oklahoma State 45-14.

Tom Osborne and the rest of the undefeated 1997 team that won a share of the national championship were on hand for Homecoming. What they saw was Nebraska on the wrong end of the largest rout at home since Missouri’s 31-0 shutout in 1958.

The Cowboys, who had lost 20 straight games in Lincoln since 1960, scored on their first six possessions en route to their largest win in the history of the series

Nebraska remained committed to its ground game despite falling behind early. Sam Keller and threw for a season-low 129 yards while completing 10 of 18 passes. Husker freshman I-back Quentin Castille rushed for 102 yards on 20 carries to produce career-bests in both categories.

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Pregame & team info
2007 schedule
04/14Red 38, White 0
09/01NevadaW 52-10
09/08@ Wake ForestW 20-17
09/15Southern CalL 31-49
09/22Ball St.W 41-40
09/29Iowa St.W 35-17
10/06@ MIssouriL 6-41
10/13Oklahoma St.L 14-45
10/20Texas A&ML 14-36
10/27@ TexasL 25-28
11/03@ KansasL 39-76
11/10Kansas St.W 73-31
11/23@ ColoradoL 51-65


Colonel Mustard

It was obvious during the game that the staff had lost the team and the players had given up on the coaches.


Nebraska football, as we know it, the friend you grew up with, has left us.

Omaha World-Herald

The Huskers are just flat-out bad right now — astonishingly bad. They’ve torpedoed past mediocrity to whatever dismal state of being you find at rock bottom.

Lincoln Journal Star

It’s gone terribly, terribly bad. I can see clearly now.

Lincoln Journal Star

It takes courage to fight through adversity. It takes more courage to admit you are not the right guy for the job.


This year's Nebraska football team might have cashed in their chips a long time ago.

Grand Island Independent

Mediocrity would be an improvement for the Cornhuskers these days.

Associated Press
Husker Dan

Is this the nadir of Husker football? Have we hit rock bottom, or will things get even worse?


This is the kind of victory — even at the expense of inferior Nebraskans — that pays off big.

The Oklahoman

The Cowboys ran the option, with Dantrell Savage and Kendall Hunter, like Nebraska once did in the glory days under former coach Tom Osborne.

Tulsa World
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