Pass interference call sets up Texas lead


ARLINGTON, Texas -- Colt McCoy has rebounded after struggling most of the first half to push Texas into a 7-6 lead with 2:19 left in the first half.

The nine-play, 42-yard drive was capped by McCoy's 2-yard TD run to provide the Longhorns' first lead of the game.

McCoy looked much more comfortable on the scoring drive after throwing two interceptions earlier in the half.

He hooked up with Jordan Shipley on a 13-yard strike early in the drive. Later he connected with Malcolm Williams on a 16-yard strike.

But the most critical play in the drive was a pass interference penalty by Nebraska defensive back Eric Hagg in the end zone. Hagg was ruled to have face-guarded Dan Buckner on the play.

McCoy scored two plays later.