Texas A&M 36
Nebraska 14

Oct. 20, 2007 • 1:05 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE
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Maurice Purify

Maurice Purify catches a 10-yard pass from Sam Keller for a second-quarter touchdown. | Courtesy of Huskers.com
1st quarter
AM: E. Taylor 2 pass from S. McGee (kick blocked) 9:17
NU: Q. Castille 3 run (A. Henery kick) 6:32
AM: M. Szymanski, 39 FG, 1:35
2nd quarter
AM: J. Lane 1 run (Szymanski kick) 10:38
NU: M. Purify 10 pass from S. Keller (Henery kick) 2:26
3rd quarter
AM: Lane 2 run (Szymanski kick) 11:05
AM: Lane 4 run (Szymanski kick) 4:29
4th quarter
AM: Lane 1 run (run failed) 4:32

                              AM       NU
FIRST DOWNS.................. 28       24
  Rushing.................... 21        7
  Passing..................... 6       16
  Penalty..................... 1        1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 66-359   26-130
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 100      275
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 22-13-0  44-26-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ..........  88-459   70-405
Punt Returns-Yards......... 2-14     2-10
Kickoff Returns-Yards....... 0-0     3-65
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 5-40.0   4-41.8
Fumbles-Lost................ 0-0      3-3
Penalties-Yards............ 5-38     4-30
Possession Time........... 36:55    23:05
Third-Down Conv. ....... 7 of 15  6 of 13
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 2 of 2   1 of 3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 6-6      2-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards...... 2-8     2-17

AM: S. McGee 35-167; J. Lane 15-130; M. Goodson 8-33; J. Johnson 4-19; C. Tarrant 2-7; K. Smith 1-3; C. Alexander 1-2.

NU: Q. Castille 9-60; R. Helu 5-39; M. Lucky 8-24; F. Hardy 1-19; S. Keller 3-minus 11.
AM: S. McGee 13-22-0-100.
NU: S. Keller 26-44-0-275.
AM: P. Brown 4-49; J. Thomas 2-19; C. Alexander 2-16; E. Taylor 2-0; K. Franks 1-9; J. Lane 1-5; M. Goodson 1-2.

NU: M. Lucky 13-125; M. Purify 3-42; N. Swift 3-40; S. Hill 3-33; T. Nunn 2-27; D. Erickson 1-6; R. Helu 1-2.
Attendance: 84,473


Stats & Recap

Aggies employ option to run over Huskers

Marlon Lucky broke his own Nebraska running back record by hauling in 13 receptions for 125 yards, but it was not enough to offset a powerful Texas A&M running game as the Huskers fell to the Aggies, 36-14.

The Huskers trailed 16-14 at the half before Texas A&M took control in the third quarter.

Nebraska watched Texas A&M produce three long scoring drives to consume most of the second-half clock. The Aggie scored on drives of 80, 80 and 76 yards in the second half, eating up 15:40 on 34 plays on those drives.

Texas A&M’s Jorvorskie Lane finished with 15 carries for 130 yards and four scores. A&M quarterback Stephen McGee carried a career-high 35 times for 167 yards as the Aggies ran the option effectively.

The Huskers amassed more than 400 yards of total offense but coughed up three fumbles, while Texas A&M did not commit a turnover.

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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

At least this week the players showed effort, particularly in the first half.


Huskerville simply felt like a much friendlier and welcoming place all of a sudden, and we don’t need a consultant from the East Coast to tell us why.

Lincoln Journal Star

Steve Pederson is out, Osborne is in, and Nebraska still has a struggling football team.

Grand Island Independent

Nebraska is slowly developing a decent running game. The problem is that Callahan seems scared to death to use it.

North Platte Bulletin

The Huskers face the likelihood of going the entire month of October without a win.

Daily Nebraskan

It's as if Kentucky football and Nebraska football have magically switched places, like in that ‘Freaky Friday’ movie.

Des Moines Register

Tales of caution abound concerning organizations hamstrung by clinging to the past.

Omaha World-Herald

The Aggies’ offensive attack probably brought back memories of days gone past for the old-timers at Memorial Stadium.

Bryan-College Station Eagle

Callahan, I suspect, is going to have some further successes, but they won’t be in Lincoln.

San Diego Union-Tribune
Husker Dan

Just relax. In about 5 weeks, the Husker football program will be headed in a different direction.


How ironic that we get smocked by the one thing that we used to kill people with, the option.

Former Husker
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