Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Texas smacks Nebraska in the face

Gilbert looks to pass (Photo LJ)
Damn Texas did it again.  The Longhorns came into Lincoln and put enough points on the board to win 20-13.  It's the second time in as many years Texas has beaten Nebraska by making more plays and executing better.

It wasn't a pretty game for either team and Texas definitely made the best effort on both sides of the ball.  Lead by QB Garrett Gilbert, the Texas offense made plays when they needed to and didn't turn the ball over.  Gilbert caught the Husker's defense off guard by rushing 11 times for 71 yards and two touchdowns.  The Longhorn defense had no trouble stopping Nebraska's zone read offense, allowing only 202 yards in the game.

Martinez no longer "Magic." (Photo LJ)
The Huskers seemed inept rushing the ball gaining only 125 yards.  Wide receivers Niles Paul, Rex Burkhead, and Brandon Kinnie all dropped touchdown passes.  Taylor Martinez failed to make a few reads and the offensive line couldn't block or slow down the five-man Texas front.  Zac Lee came into the game late to provide a spark that didn't quite materialize into touchdowns, possibly because the O-line remained ineffective.

The Texas defense deserves credit for slowing Huskers down by efficiently tracking Quarterback Taylor Martinez forcing him to make plays.  Nebraska struggled to move the ball throughout the game and when they needed a conversion or a pass caught they weren't able to do it.

This was a big game and another let down by the Huskers.

Zac Lee looks to spark Huskers (Photo LJ)
Nebraska doesn't have time to worry about the loss, if they plan on getting back on track, they must win in Stillwater on Saturday.  Oklahoma State is 6-0 and would like nothing else then to give the Huskers their second loss.  This week's game will show us what this team is made of.


  1. you guys have one game,all year,and you can't close the deal.weak

  2. I hate to agree, but Nebraska really needed to beat Texas this year, and they didn't get it done. I do think Nebraska's defense is pretty good and should cause problems for opponents the remainder of the schedule.


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