Texas 13
Nebraska 12

Dec. 5, 2009 • 7:13 p.m. Central
Big 12 Championship Game • Arlington, TX • ABC
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1st quarter
NU: Alex Henery 45 field goal, 11:04
NU: Henery 52 field goal, 6:32
2nd quarter
UT: Colt McCoy 2 run (Hunter Lawrence kick) 2:19
3rd quarter
UT: Lawrence 39 field goal, 1:40
4th quarter
NU: Henery 28 field goal, 11:34
NU: Henery 42 field goal, 1:44
UT: Lawrence 46 field goal, 0:00

                            UT       NU
First Downs................ 17        5
  Rushing................... 3        2
  Passing.................. 10        3
  Penalty................... 4        0
Rushes-Yards (Net)...... 38-18    35-67
Passing Yards (Net)....... 184       39
  Att-Comp-Int........ 36-20-3   20-6-3
Total Offense.......... 74-202   55-106
Fumble Returns-Yds........ 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yds.......... 1-5     3-49
Kickoff Returns-Yds...... 2-22     3-79
Int. Returns-Yds.......... 3-4      3-0
Punts-Average.......... 9-39.4   8-37.1
Fumbles-Lost.............. 0-0      0-0
Penalties-Yards.......... 7-45     7-64
Possession Time......... 32:00    28:00
  1st Quarter............ 5:18     9:42
  2nd Quarter............ 9:33     5:27
  3rd Quarter............ 7:27     7:33
  4th Quarter............ 9:42     5:18
Third-Down Conv. ........ 6/19     2/16
Fourth-Down Conv. ........ 0/0      1/1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 1-1      1-1
Sacks By-Yards............ 1-8     9-52

UT: Tré Newton 19-36; Cody Johnson 1-2; Fowshitt Whittaker 1-0; Colt McCoy 17-minus 20. 

NU: Roy Helu Jr. 10-28; Rex Burkhead 17-22; Zac Lee 6-12; Cody Green 2-5.

UT: Colt McCoy 20-36-3-184.
NU: Zac Lee 6-19-3-39; Cody Green 0-1-0-0.

UT: Jordan Shipley 7-71; Tré Newton 5-43; Malcolm Williams 3-52; Dan Buckner 3-14; Marquise Goodwin 2-4.

NU: Brandon Kinnie 2-30; Rex Burkhead 2-1; Dontrayevous Robinson 1-4; Niles Paul 1-4.

UT: Roddrick Muckelroy 1-4; Aaron Williams 1-0; Blake Gideon 1-0.

NU: Dejon Gomes 1-0; Prince Amukamara 1-0; Eric Hagg 1-0.

Attendance: 76,211



Stats & Recap
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Longhorns Squeak Past Huskers

Ndamukong Suh and the Nebraska Blackshirts provided another dominant defensive performance, but No. 3 Texas escaped with a 13-12 victory over the No. 22 Huskers on a walk-off 46-yard field goal in the Big 12 Championship Game.

Suh set a Big 12 Championship Game record with 4.5 sacks among his seven tackles for loss and game-high 12 total tackles, while the Blackshirts sacked Texas Heisman Trophy candidate Colt McCoy nine times.

The Blackshirts also intercepted McCoy three times, which all led to Alex Henery field goals. The Blackshirts notched 18 tackles for 65 yards lost.

Henery’s fourth field goal came from 43 yards out with 1:44 left to give Nebraska a 12-10 lead. Nebraska’s ensuing kickoff bounced out of bounds to give UT possession at its own 40.

Texas drove to the NU 26, but the Blackshirts stiffened and pushed the Longhorns back on a pair of plays before McCoy, with the game clock ticking down, rolled right and threw a floater out of bounds.

The clock initially went to zero and Nebraska briefly celebrated a victory before officials cleared the field and put one second back on the clock. Hunter Lawrence then sneaked a 46-yard field goal just inside the left upright to give the Longhorns the Big 12 title.

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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
Eric Hagg's interception ends Texas' first possession.



The Blackshirts played one of their most heroic games in the long, storied history of Nebraska football.


They were so close. How close? One second. And a competent offense.

Omaha World-Herald

Yes, McCoy produced his eighth career fourth-quarter rally to victory. But he looked very ordinary much of the night.

Lincoln Journal Star

Texas was lucky to win. And McCoy was lucky to survive.

Omaha World-Herald

If anyone deserved to end his career in a BCS game it was Suh.

Lincoln Journal Star

It was a ridiculous [offensive] plan relying on an otherworldly performance from the defense.

Nebraska StatePaper

It may have been the most dominating game many of us have seen from a defensive tackle.

Grand Island Independent

Texas found a way to win, and in the end, that’s all that matters.

Houston Chronicle

It just doesn't feel right, not when the two happiest men in college football Sunday were Dan Beebe and Walt Anderson.


Sports can be tragic and beautiful at the same time. One team's heartbreaker is another team's season-maker.

Sports Illustrated

For Nebraska ... this one will sting until the end of time.

Sporting News

If it were possible for the Heisman to go to a defensive player on a four-loss team, Suh would be the recipient.

San Antonio Express-News

In a throwback kind of game, Ndamukong Suh made an old-fashioned case for a Heisman.

Dallas Morning News

Upon further review, there is a football god. Clearly, he wears burnt orange.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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