Nebraska showed a great deal of heart and focus to battle back in the second half after dropping behind to Colorado in the 3rd quarter 22-21. And the Colorado players glad to take the Huskers into the 4th quarter, knowing about the recent Husker collapses. .
Nebraska (9-3, 5-3 Big 12 North) went ahead for good on a 19-yard field goal by David Dyches midway through the fourth quarter and avoided three straight losses to Colorado for the first time since 1956-58. .
Colorado (5-7, 3-5) missed a pair of two-point conversions and saw its chances of earning a bowl berth end with Friday's loss. .
Jammal Lord kept alive a fourth-quarter drive with a quarterback sneak on fourth down near midfield. ** Nebraska had twice failed to convert short situations earlier in the game when they had easy field goal opportunities. ** Then Dyches later followed with a field goal that made it 24-22 and put Nebraska ahead for good. .
A 4th quarter interception by T.J. Hollowell led to a one-yard touchdown run by Judd Davies that finished off the scoring. Completing a 31-22 Nebraska victory. .
Pat Ricketts intercepted Joel Klatt in the end zone with two minutes left that put the last nail in the coffin to seal the victory for Nebraska. .
Nebraska's Head Coach Frank Solich coached as if he felt his job was in jeopardy if he did not win and win comfortably. Earlier this week a Lincoln newspaper reported that athletic director Steve Pederson wanted Solich to resign and take another position within the university at the end of the season. Pederson said no decision has been made on the future of Solich and that his policy has always been to evaluate coaches/staff at the end of their seasons and not to feed rumors during the season. Solich is just 16-12 in his last 28 games a streak that began with a 62-36 loss to Colorado in the Huskers' last visit to Boulder in 2001. .
Recruits saw the opportunities that the Nebraska football presents. The staff shows a high energy level and if a change is made it would appear to only effect Solich's role in the program. Most of the fans that Nebraska Prep Sports has talked with have felt that Solich should continue to be involved in Nebraska athletics but not necessarily as the Head Coach. .