Nebraska 10
Oklahoma 3

Nov. 7, 2009 • 7 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • ABC
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Ndamukong Suh
Ndamukong Suh vs. OU center Ben Habern. | Dennis Hubbard
2nd quarter
NU: Ryan Hill 1 pass from Zac Lee (Alex Henery kick) 13:36
OU: Tress Way 24 field goal, 0:24
3rd quarter
NU: Alex Henery 28 field goal, 5:38

                            OU        NU
First Downs................ 23         7
  Rushing................... 7         4
  Passing.................. 13         2
  Penalty................... 3         1
Rushes-Yards (Net)...... 29-80    43-141
Passing Yds (Net)......... 245        39
  Att-Comp-Int........ 58-26-5    14-7-0
Total Offense ......... 87-325    57-180
Fumble Returns-Yards...... 0-0       0-0
Punt Returns-Yards...... 6-102      2-19
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 2-37      2-27
Int. Returns-Yards........ 0-0      5-61
Punts-Average.......... 5-49.0   11-43.7
Fumbles-Lost.............. 2-0       1-1
Penalties-Yards.......... 9-64    11-104
Possession Time......... 28:18     31:42
  1st Quarter............ 5:44      9:16
  2nd Quarter........... 10:47      4:13
  3rd Quarter............ 5:39      9:21
  4th Quarter............ 6:08      8:52
Third-Down Conv. ........ 5/18      1/14
Fourth-Down Conv. ........ 0/3      0/ 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 1-1       2-3
Sacks By-Yards........... 2-11      2-19

OU: Chris Brown 12-50; DeMarco Murray, 14-47; Landry Jones, 3-minus 17.  

NU: Roy Helu Jr., 20-138; Dontrayevous Robinson, 6-11; Cody Green, 6-8; TEAM 1-minus 3; Zac Lee, 10-minus 13.

OU: Landry Jones, 26-58-5-245.
NU: Zac Lee, 5-9-0-35; Cody Green, 2-5-0-4.
OU: Ryan Broyles, 8-74; Dejuan Miller, 5-69; DeMarco Murray, 5-37; Chris Brown, 3-20; Cameron Kenney, 2-33; James Hanna, 2-8; Eric Mensik, 1-4.

NU: Roy Helu Jr., 3-15; Brandon Kinnie, 2-21; Mike McNeill, 1-2; Ryan Hill, 1-1.

Attendance: 86,115



Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Blackshirts Baffle No. 20 Sooners

The Blackshirt defense hauled in five interceptions and shut down No. 20 Oklahoma in a 10-3 victory at Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska held the Sooners out of the end zone and improved to 6-3 overall and 3-2 in the Big 12 despite picking up just seven first downs, netting just 180 yards of total offense and converting just one of 14 third downs.

Senior safety Matt O’Hanlon tied a Nebraska record with three interceptions while erupting for a career-high 12 tackles. His third interception ended the Sooners’ last chance at the end zone with 27 seconds left in the game.

Defensive back Prince Amukamara hauled in NU’s first interception of the night, picking off a Landry Jones pass early in the second quarter and returning it 22 yards to the OU 1. One play later, quarterback Zac Lee hit tight end Ryan Hill on a scoring pass to give the Huskers a 7-0 lead.

The Huskers also got big special-teams plays from senior defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and junior punter Alex Henery. Suh blocked Tress Way’s 45-yard field goal with 6:50 left in the first quarter.

Nebraska, which had been pinned deep in its own territory early in the first quarter, flipped the field on the Sooners with Henery’s 66-yard punt that buried OU at its own 2.

The NU defense also held the Sooners on a 4th-and-1 play inside the 20 with a big tackle for loss from Eric Hagg, before Way finally cashed in with a 28-yard field goal for the Sooners with 24 seconds left in the half for OU’s only points.

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Pregame & team info
2009 schedule
04/18Reds 31, Whites 17
09/05Florida AtlanticW 49-3
09/12Arkansas St.W 38-9
09/19@ Virginia TechL 15-16
09/26LouisianaW 55-0
10/08@ MissouriW 27-12
10/17Texas TechL 10-31
10/24Iowa St.L 7-9
10/31@ BaylorW 20-10
11/07OklahomaW 10-3
11/14@ KansasW 31-17
11/21Kansas St.W 17-3
11/27@ ColoradoW 28-20
12/05TexasL 12-13
12/30ArizonaW 33-0
O'Hanlon's third INT seals the win.



The Nebraska defense deserved this one, and they delivered it.


Some will call this one an upset, but this fell somewhere between an upset and the future of Nebraska football.

Omaha World-Herald

Yes, Big Red fans still have plenty to nitpick about. But they also should savor a defense that continues to amaze.

Lincoln Journal Star

Redemption. That was the story of Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

Omaha World-Herald

Through scheme, effort, guts and a terrific front four, NU simply checkmated the Sooners.

Nebraska StatePaper

Saturday was O’Hanlon’s sweet night of redemption.

Lincoln Journal Star

It will be remembered as the game when the 2009 Huskers accepted what they are and got themselves back into the thick of the Big 12 North race.

Grand Island Independent

Winning ugly is what this bunch does these days, on the shoulders of what has become a work of art on defense.

Hastings Tribine

This game in reality came down to two plays, both in the first half.

The Oklahoman

The Sooners' sloppy offense didn't just repeatedly shoot itself in the foot, it blew the danged thing clean off.

Tulsa World

It was another big game in which the 2009 (OU) offense could not have looked more different from that of a year ago.

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