ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nebraska impotent offense needed a big play on special teams to crawl back into the game.
Niles Paul provided a 42-yard punt return to the Texas 10.
But Nebraska couldn't produce on its first three plays in the red zone tonight as Chykie Brown defensed a pass intended for Brandon Kinnie in the Texas end zone.
Alex Henery provided a 28-yard field goal to pull within 10-9 with 11:34 left.
Nebraska got a huge break on the ensuing kickoff when Marquise Goodwin slipped at the Texas 1.
Colt McCoy will be facing a huge disadvantage in field position. The Longhorns need a couple of first downs to extricate themselves from the shadow of their own end zone.