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.