The Huskers had twice the rushing yards and more passing yards than the Sooner's but were unable to put points on the board. The Sooner's game plan was to throw the ball to any receiver that was being covered by Husker DB Cortney Grixby. Grixby, an undersized DB, for what he lacks in size he makes up in heart. Unfortunately, in this game he got beat too many times to count. Callahan and the coaching class failed to make that adjustment during the game and it proved to be the difference. Only time will tell if Callahan sees the errors of his ways. The Huskers are bound for Dallas and the Cotton Bowl to take on the Auburn Tigers..... GAME STATS..... GAME HIGHLIGHTS
Todd Peterson (17) led the Husker passing attack with 72 yards on 2 receptions.
The Huskers generated momentum for the Big 12 championship game with a 37-14 victory over Colorado. Callahan went deep into the playbook time and time again against Colorado, trying out both previous favorites, such as the halfback pass, and new thrillers such as a direct snap to Tierre Green on fourth-and-1 and a fake field goal that may well resurrect the offensive career of defensive end Barry Turner. The 23rd-ranked Huskers (9-3, 6-2 Big 12) prepare for their first Big 12 title game since 1999. The Huskers will play Oklahoma next Saturday in Kansas City, Mo..... GAME STATS..... GAME HIGHLIGHTS
Brandon Jackson (32) celebrates with teammates his 18-yard touchdown catch against Colorado
The Huskers jumped all over the Texas A&M Aggies taking a lead into the locker room at halftime 21 - 10. In the second half, the Huskers came out flat and were never able to launch a real offensive threat. The Aggies were able to grab the lead 27 to 21 late in the fourth quarter. With 1:57 left in the game, the Aggies tried a 42 yard field goal to go up by 9 and put the game out of reach. Then the unthinkable happened - the Huskers blocked the field goal and gave the offense new life. The Huskers drove down the field and with 21 seconds left converted on a 9-yard TD pass to Maurice Purify giving the Huskers a 28 to 27 victory and Big 12 North Title.... GAME STATS..... GAME HIGHLIGHTS
Maurice Purify outjumped Jordan Peterson for a 9-yard touchdown catch with 21 seconds left, stunning a partisan Kyle Field crowd of 83,336.
With a 34 to 20 victory over the Missouri Tigers, the Huskers control their own destiny in the Big 12 North. The offense used a balanced attack and was 63% on third down conversions for the game. RB Brandon Jackson was the work horse again rushing for 121 yards and a touchdown. For the second game in a row, the Huskers jumped out to a 17 - 0 lead only this time they were able to put the Tigers away. The defense played strong and Bo Ruud had a big impact on the game coming up with two turnovers that led to touchdowns. The Huskers travel to College Station next weekend to play Texas A&M in what is a very important game for both teams.... GAME STATS..... GAME HIGHLIGHTS
LB Bo Ruud had both a fumble and interception return that led to two Huskers' touchdowns.
After jumping out to a 16 - 0 lead in the first half the Huskers fail to put away the Oklahoma St. Cowboys only to have them come storming back to win the game 41 - 29. The Blackshirts were unable to stop the run all day having the Cowboys rack up 289 yards rushing and 3 TDs. Blackshirt secondary played even worse giving up more than 200 yards and 3 TDs. The hardest pill to swallow was the fact that after the half, the Blackshirts were unable to make the adjustments needed to stop the Cowboys. Time and time again, Coach Cosgrove has not made the proper adjustments needed at halftime. We may not have the right person in the role of defensive coordinator. Next week the Missouri Tigers come to Lincoln. The team that wins that game will be in the driver's seat in the Big Twelve North..... GAME STATS..... GAME HIGHLIGHTS
RB Brandon Jaskson rushed for 182 and 2 touchdowns on 21 carries in a losing effort aginst the Oklahome State Cowboys.
"The Texas Longhorns are exactly who we thought they were, and we let them off the hook!" In a game that had everything, good defense, offense and trick plays, the game was ultimately decided on a late Husker fumble and a Texas walk-on's first ever field goal. The Huskers lose a heart breaker to the Longhorns 20 - 22. After the game was over, you couldn't help but get the feeling that these two same teams could meet in the Big 12 championship game at the end of the season. The Huskers need to regroup and put this game behind them if they want to make that happen. Next week the Huskers travel to Oklahoma St. This is a must win game..... GAME STATS
Terrence Nunn fumbled a pass reception that would have given the underdog Huskers a first down and essentially secure the win.
The Blackshirt Defense turned in another steller road performance holding the Kansas State Wildcats to a 53 yard field goal and only 22 total yards rushing. The Huskers featured the ground game for the second week in a row with RB Brandon Jackson leading the Huskers with 96 yards on 16 carries. RB Marlon Lucky had a big second half rushing for 83 yards on 12 carries and an electrifying 40 yard touchdown run in the third quarter to clinch the game. The Huskers will return home this weekend to battle the Texas Longhorns which should prove to be their toughest home game to date. A win next weekend would go a long way to return the Huskers to the elite of the Big 12..... GAME STATS
The Blackshirts Defense held Kansas St. to only 22 total yards rushing.
The Blackshirt Defense was able to contain Meyer and the Iowa State Cyclones all night. If it weren't for a touchdown scored with 6 seconds left, the game wouldn't have even looked close. The Blackshirts were up to the task, but still needed to get more production out of its Rush Ends and Secondary. The Offense saw the return of RB Cody Glenn to the stable of running backs as he led the Huskers with 148 yards on 19 carries scoring 2 touchdowns. This week the Huskers travel to Manhattan to take on Kansas State in what should be another hard fought contest.... GAME STATS
RB Cody Glenn scored 2 touchdowns rushing for 148 yards on 19 carries.
In what was to be a Big 12 classic game, the Huskers needed overtime to defeat the Kansas Jayhawks 39 to 32. The Blackshirts had its worst performance of the year unable to stop the Jayhawks on a consistent basis. The secondary played poorly and the Huskers front 7 were unable to pressure the Kansas quarterback for most of the night. The Blackshirts will have to do better if they hope to contain Meyer and the Iowa State Cyclones next week in Ames... GAME STATS
The Huskers needed overtime to beat the Kansas Jayhawks 39 to 32.
The Huskers bounce back after a tough loss last week to shut out the Troy Trojans 56 to 0. Troy played both Florida St. and Georgia Tech close with the outcome of each game not being decided until late in the fourth quarter. However, Troy was no match for a motivated Husker team eager to get back on the field. The offense rushed for 333 yards and 6 touchdowns against Troy and the defense played their best game so far this year. The passing game looks better each week and the Huskers have a deep running back stable. The Jayhawks come calling this week as the Huskers kick off Big 12 play..... GAME STATS
Kenny Wilson (27) rushed for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns in last Saturday's 56 to 0 victory over Troy.
Bill Callahan's conservative game plan left many of the Husker faithful confused. The Huskers faked a punt and threw for a first down deep in Husker territory early in the first quarter. Seemingly the weakest part of the USC defense was the secondary and the Huskers failed to challenge them very often. Zac Taylor only threw the ball 16 times all game and a big majority of those passes came in the fourth quarter when the game was already out of reach. After watching the game, you get the feeling that the Huskers were playing not to get blown out. The Husker Nation won't stand for that for very long.... GAME STATS
(WR)Todd Peterson catches a pass on a fake punt in first-quarter action.
The Huskers pounded Nicholls St 56 - 7 before a sellout crowd of 84,076 at Memorial Stadium this Saturday. Give the Huskers credit, they stayed focused all week and took the Nicholls State game seriously not looking ahead to the USC match up next week. The defense has been very bland over the last 2 games. I have a feeling that won't be the case next weekend. Have the Huskers been saving something a little extra for the Trojans? The offense has been working on a much needed running game and seems to be loaded at running back. It's now time to put it all together. The Huskers have been working towards next week's game with USC all summer long. It's now time to see how good this team really is....... GAME STATS
The Huskers pounded the Colonels 56-7 this Saturday before a drenched crowd of 84,076 at Memorial Stadium.
The Huskers dismantled Louisiana Tech 49 - 10 before a sellout crowd of 85,181 at Memorial Stadium this Saturday. This game had the feel of an NFL preseason game with Louisiana Tech never challenging to take control of the contest. The Huskers used this game to hold auditions for running back and tight end. The good news is that the Huskers are very deep at both positions with 3 of the 4 running backs scoring rushing touchdowns. The Huskers also had 4 different tight ends catch a touchdown pass. The bad news is for the other teams the Huskers will play this year. The Huskers seem to be loaded at both positions...... GAME STATS
Nebraska began the 2006 season with a 49-10 dismantling of Louisiana Tech before 85,181 at newly-expanded Memorial Stadium.
9 - 5
09/02 NU 49, La Tech 10
09/09 NU 56, Nicholls St. 7
09/16 USC 28, NU 10
09/23 NU 56, Troy 0
09/30 NU 39, Kansas 32 (OT)
10/07 NU 28, Iowa St. 14
10/14 NU 21, Kansas St. 3
10/21 Texas 22, NU 20
10/28 Oklahoma St. 41, NU 29
11/04 NU 34, Missouri 20
11/11 NU 28, Texas A&M 27
11/24 NU 37, Colorado 14
12/02 Oklahoma 21, NU 7
01/01 Auburn 17, NU 14
Big 12 Standings
| Conf. Overall
| NORTH W - L W - L
|6 - 2
4 - 4
4 - 4
3 - 5
2 - 6
1 - 7
|9 - 5
8 - 5
7 - 6
6 - 6
2 - 10
4 - 8
| SOUTH W - L W - L
|7 - 1
6 - 2
5 - 3
4 - 4
3 - 5
3 - 5
|11 - 3
10 - 3
9 - 4
8 - 5
7 - 6
4 - 8