Oklahoma 23
Nebraska 20

Dec. 4, 2010 • 7:13 p.m. Central
Big 12 Championship Game • Arlington, TX • ABC
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1st quarter
NU: Helu 66 run (Henery kick) 8:39
NU: Henery 53 field goal, 6:11
2nd quarter
NU: Reed 5 pass from Burkhead (Henery kick) 12:14
OU: Stills 49 pass from Jones (Stevens kick) 11:02
OU: Stevens 26 field goal, 2:35
OU: Jones 1 run (Stevens kick) 1:27
NU: Henery 42 field goal, 0:06
3rd quarter
OU: Stevens 20 field goal, 7:04
4th quarter
OU: Stevens 27 field goal, 8:28

                            OU        NU
First downs................ 19        13
  Rushing..................  4         6
  Passing.................. 15         7
  Penalty..................  0         0
Rushes-Yards (net)..... 38-112    43-145
Passing yards (net)....... 342       148
  Att-Comp-Int........ 41-23-1   28-13-1
Total offense ......... 79-454    71-293
Fumble returns-Yds........ 0-0       0-0
Punt returns-Yds......... 5-22      3-31
Kickoff returns-Yds...... 1-25      4-66
Int. returns-Yds.......... 1-0      1-33
Punts-Average.......... 7-45.0    8-46.0
Fumbles-Lost.............. 3-0       5-3
Penalties-Yards.......... 6-47      3-15
Possession Time......... 28:00     32:00
Third-down conv. ........ 1/16      4/17
Fourth-down conv. ........ 2/4       1/2
Sacks by-Yards........... 7-48      2-22

OU: D. Murray 17-68; R. Finch 8-37; M. Madu 3-12; T. Franks 1-3; L. Jones 6-minus 3; TEAM 3-minus 5.

NU: R. Helu Jr. 11-91; R. Burkhead 16-90; TEAM 2-minus 4; T. Martinez 14-minus 32.

OU: L. Jones 23-41-1-342.
NU: T. Martinez 12-24-1-143; TEAM 0-2-0-0;  R. Burkhead 1-2-0-5.

OU: C. Kenney 6-65; D. Murray 5-60; K. Stills 3-83; R. Broyles 3-61; J. Hanna 3-33; M. Madu 1-15; T. Ratterree 1-15; R. Finch 1-10.

NU: M. McNeill 4-63; K. Reed 3-41; J. Broekemeier 3-15; B. Kinnie 2-18; R. Burkhead 1-11.

Attendance: 78,802


Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

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.

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Pregame & team info
2010 schedule
04/17Red 21, White 16
09/04W. KentuckyW 49-10
09/11IdahoW 38-17
09/18@ WashingtonW 56-21
09/25South Dakota St.W 17-3
10/07@ Kansas St.W 48-13
10/16TexasL 13-20
10/23@ Oklahoma St.W 51-41
10/30MissouriW 31-17
11/06@ Iowa St.W 31-30
11/13KansasW 20-3
11/20@ Texas A&ML 6-9
11/26ColoradoW 45-17
12/04OklahomaL 20-23
12/30@ WashingtonL 7-19



The Sooners were the ones who did the finishing.


This time, NU could point only the thumb, not a finger.

Omaha World-Herald

You don't give a team with the kind of weapons OU has that many extra chances.

Lincoln Journal Star

Watson kept calling for Martinez to be Peyton Manning.

Omaha World-Herald

Martinez needed a breather and Green needed a chance.

Husker Mile

Was Rex Burkhead really the best backup quarterback available tonight?


Don't hang this loss on Martinez alone. Bottom line, the kid didn't get much help.

Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraska’s run in the Big 12 is over. Now it’s a bowl game, and then on to the Big Ten. None too soon it seems for everyone concerned.

Grand Island Independent

Nebraska had effectively overcome injuries before. Why was Martinez's such a thorn in NU's side?

Daily Nebraskan

An imperfect game produced the perfect ending to the final Big 12 Conference championship game.

Tulsa World

What once was, was again. Oklahoma-Nebraska again stood tall for one final time Saturday night.

The Oklahoman

NU didn't win the Big 12 Championship. Because of the offense. Again.

Nebraska StatePaper
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