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Nebraska rebounds, Texas loses at home -- again

No. 16 Nebraska rebounded from the loss at home to Texas last week by going on the road and beating previously unbeaten and No. 14 Oklahoma State in a real Big 12 shootout, 51-41.

Taylor Martinez, who was benched last week against Texas, also rebounded nicely by throwing for 323 yards and five touchdowns. Martinez also ran for 112 yards on 19 carries.

The Cornhuskers rolled up 540 yards of offense. Meanwhile, Nebraska's defense, one of the better units in the country, had a difficult time slowing down Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys has 495 yards of total offense. Kendall Hunter rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Justin Blackmon had five catches for 157 yards and two touchdowns.

Nebraska is still in good shape in the Big 12 North. The Cornhuskers host unbeaten Missouri next week at home. After that there are winnable games against Iowa State, Kansas, Texas A&M and Colorado.

Texas is a hard team to figure out. The No. 19 Longhorns lost again at home, this time against Iowa State, 28-21. It is Iowa State's first win over Texas and first road win against a ranked opponent since 1990.

The Longhorns have now lost consecutive home games for the first time since 1997.

Garrett Gilbert passed for 344 yards, but threw three interceptions, including two that were costly.

At 4-3 and 2-2 in the Big 12, Texas still has some tricky games remaining. Texas hosts Baylor (6-2, 3-1), then goes to Kansas State (5-2. 2-2) and returns home for Oklahoma State (6-1, 2-1). Plus, there's the season-ending game against rival Texas A&M.


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