Upon Further Review...

Inside Texas' Bill Frisbie gives his notes from the Longhorns' win over Nebraska.

-Texas' 22-20 win at Nebraska was staged in front of a Memorial Stadium record crowd of 85,187. It broke the previous mark set in 2002, the last time the Horns visited the land of Lincoln.

-Texas is now 6-1 against Nebraska since the formation of the Big 12 Conference in 1996. Mack Brown has won three straight in Lincoln, owning the children of the Corn as if he bought the field. It prompted Texas assistant Cleve Bryant to gush, "I've never lost here! I've never lost here! " as the victorious Longhorns filed into the lockerroom. Except for the home loss to No. 1 Ohio State on September 9, Texas has won 11 straight against nationally ranked opponents. The outcome extended Texas' road-win streak to 16, including 28 road wins in its past 29 outings. The Horns also extended their Big 12 winning streak to a league-record 19 games.

-QB Colt McCoy set a new career-high with 25 completions on 39 attempts. His two TD passes gives him 20 this season, moving him to first-place on the UT single-season chart for freshman QBs (passing Major Applewhite, who had 18 TD tosses in 1998). It also puts McCoy in ninth place on Texas' all-time TD passing list, passing Applewhite and Todd Dodge (1983-84). McCoy is No. 4 on Texas' freshman single-season list with 1,555 yards of total offense, passing Peter Gardere (1988) and James Brown (1994).

-It was an afternoon of 'firsts' for several Longhorn receivers. Junior SE Limas Sweed accounted for a career-high 119 receiving yards, while tying his career mark with eight receptions. Freshman TE Jermichael Finley also nabbed a career-best four receptions, good for 37 yards. Sophomore Quan Cosby's 78-yard KO return was career long and the longest for Texas since the 2003 home-opener against New Mexico State. Cosby also tallied his first TD reception of the season with his six-yard score in the second quarter. It capped a six-play, 39-yard drive and gave Texas a 9-7 lead.

-Little more than one month ago, Co-Defensive Coordinator Gene Chizik was scratching his head, wondering why his unit hadn't produced more turnovers given the emphases he placed on it during spring football and August camp. But SS Michael Griffin's INT in the second quarter was Texas' ninth pick in five straight games. The Horns have now produced 14 turnovers during the past three ballgames.

-The Huskers entered the game with a 207.7 ypg rushing average (NCAA No. 11); they left with 38 net yards on 24 carries (that's 1.6 ypc). Texas notched four sacks totaling 29 yards. Sack-master Tim Crowder put an end to Nebraska's opening drive when he threw QB Zac Taylor for a 10-yard loss on 3rd-and-7 from the 49. That gives Crowder 8.5 sacks on the season, on pace to become the first Horn to register double-digit sacks in more than a decade. The senior now has 17 career sacks which means that half have come this season.

-Sophomore RB Jamaal Charles led all rushers with 64 yards on just nine carries. He moved to No. 26 all-time on the UT rushing charts with 1,404 total yards, passing Ted Koy (1967-69).

-Class act: Despite the crushing loss, Nebraska players warmly congratulated the Horns at midfield, wishing them well by urging Texas to "Keep winning." Not all crestfallen Husker fans were not quite so kind to their own, however. A number of callers on post-game radio shows stopped just short of throwing WR Terrence Nunn under a bus for his critical, fourth quarter fumble. Nunn led his team in receptions with 84 yards on five grabs.


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