Saturday, December 5, 2009
Texas can't convert turnover into points
By ESPN.com staff
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Roddrick Muckelroy provided a key interception on a deflected pass to give Texas possession at the Nebraska 32.
But the Nebraska defense stiffened and forced a fourth-down quick kick from Colt McCoy after a key third-down sack by blitzing Nebraska safety Matt O'Hanlon.
For all of the talk about Ndamukong Suh's one-man demolition inside, Texas' defense has been pretty salty as well.
Will Muschamp's unit has forced two interceptions and three three-and-outs on Nebraska's last five possessions. The Cornhuskers haven't made a first down in the last 24 minutes -- and counting.
A couple of other notes:
- Suh has 3.5 sacks so far in the game, setting a conference championship game record.
- Tonight's crowd of 76,211 is the third-largest in conference history.