Texas 28
Nebraska 25

Oct. 27, 2007 • 2:37 p.m. Central
D.K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium •Austin, TX • ABC
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1st quarter
UT: R. Bailey 38 field goal, 3:05
2nd quarter
NU: A. Henery 31 field goal, 13:41
NU: N. Swift 24 pass from S. Keller (Henery kick) 0:36
3rd quarter
NU: Swift 23 pass from Keller (Henery kick) 12:32
UT: Bailey 47 field goal, 3:56
UT: Bailey 49 field goal, 0:02
4th quarter
UT: J. Charles 25 run (pass failed) 12:23
UT: Charles 86 run (run failed) 7:33
UT: Charles 40 run (Bailey kick) 3:34
NU: M. Purify 4 pass from J. Ganz (Purify pass from Ganz) 1:55
                            NU        UT
FIRST DOWNS................ 20        25
  Rushing................... 5        13
  Passing.................. 15        10
  Penalty................... 0         2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)..... 38-132    48-364
PASSING YDS (NET)......... 315       181
  Att-Comp-Int........ 38-25-0   29-12-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ......... 76-447    77-545
Fumble Returns-Yards...... 0-0       1-7
Punt Returns-Yards........ 0-0       2-6
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 4-87      4-71
Int. Returns-Yards........ 1-0       0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 8-42.6    4-42.5
Fumbles-Lost.............. 1-1       1-0
Penalties-Yards.......... 9-59      3-25
Possession Time......... 30:28     29:32
Third-Down Conv. ..... 6 of 17   7 of 16
Fourth-Down Conv. ..... 2 of 2    0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 3-3       0-1
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 1-3      2-18

NU: M. Lucky 24-111; R. Helu 5-14; J. Ganz 1-12; Q. Castille 5-12; C. Glenn 1-1; S. Keller 2-minus 18.

UT: J. Charles 33-290; C. McCoy 11-55; V. McGee 3-22; C. Ogbonnaya 1-minus 3.
NU: S. Keller 23-35-0-298; J. Ganz 2-3-0-17.

UT: C. McCoy 12-28-1-181; TEAM 0-1-0-0.
NU: N. Swift 6-112; M. Lucky 6-41; M. Purify 5-38; T. Nunn 2-29; A. Sand 2-16; S. Hill 2-13; F. Hardy 1-56; R. Helu 1-10.

UT: Q. Cosby 5-113; N. Jones 4-33; J. Finley 2-25; C. Ogbonnaya 1-10.
Attendance: 85,968


Stats & Recap
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Charles takes charge late in game to rally Longhorns

An upset appeared to be brewing in Austin until heavily favored Texas ran off 25 straight points in the final 20 minutes to secure a 28-25 win over the Huskers.

Nebraska held the Longhorns out of the end zone for the first three quarters and reeled off 17 consecutive points to take control of the game in the second and third quarters.

But three Ryan Bailey field goals in the first 45 minutes and three long touchdown runs by Jamaal Charles in the final 15 minutes propelled the Longhorns to victory.

Charles posted a Husker all-time opponent record with 290 yards rushing, breaking the previous mark of 247 yards by Oklahoma’s Billy Sims in 1979. Charles produced 216 rushing yards and three scores in the fourth quarter alone.

Before Charles erupted in the fourth quarter, the Huskers had nearly matched Texas on the ground and far outgained UT through the air for the first three quarters, while an attacking Blackshirt defense was making life miserable for UT quarterback Colt McCoy.

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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



Callahan hasn’t lost this team. That was as clear as the impossibly blue Texas sky. Maybe that realization was the news of the day.

Lincoln Journal Star

The Huskers finally found some things they can build on Saturday by taking the talent-laden Longhorns to the wire on their home field.

Grand Island Independent

Bloody October is finally over for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. But at least we know the Huskers still have some guts.

North Platte Bulletin

Unlike a couple weeks ago against Oklahoma State, there was no sense that Nebraska had given in, that it saw no hope of making things right.

Lincoln Journal Star

We will know soon whether the performance against Texas was an anomaly or a harbinger of better things to come.


At least we know there is some effort left in this team. But losing is losing. It never feels good.


Most people chalked the game up as a sure loss. It was very nearly a stunning win.

Daily Nebraskan
Husker Dan

Why did it take the ninth game of the season to produce this kind of effort?


We were in McCoy’s face most of the day and I thought we got some really good shots on him.

Former Husker

It took Texas three quarters to figure out the Cornhuskers deserved their 115th national ranking against the run.

Austin American-Statesman
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