Sooners rally, upend Huskers for Big 12 crown
Nebraska took a 17-0 lead early in the second quarter, but Oklahoma rallied for a 23-20 win in the Big 12 Championship game. Nebraska turnovers led to 13 Oklahoma points.
After holding a 20-17 halftime lead, Nebraska was shut out in the second half. Oklahoma’s Jimmy Stevens kicked a 27-yard field goal with 8:28 remaining to break a 20-20 deadlock.
The Huskers got the ball three more times but came up empty. Nebraska’s final effort ended with an incomplete pass on 4th-and-4 from the Huskers’ 47-yard line.
Nebraska jumped out to a 7-0 lead when Roy Helu Jr. broke off a 66-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. It was Helu’s seventh run of over 50 yards this season and also Nebraska’s seventh one-play touchdown drive in 2010.
Oklahoma outgained Nebraska 454-293 in total yardage. Senior placekicker Alex Henery became Nebraska’s all-time scoring leader in the contest with 396 career points.