Scrounged up some links relating to the game this weekend when Texas comes to town.
It's finally Texas week:
In many ways, the past 10 months at Nebraska have been spent pointing to Saturday, the opening five games just speed bumps until the Horns come knocking.
Disappointments from the Omaha World Herald:
Nebraska is 1-8 overall since the Big 12 formed, and each loss seems a new form of psychological trauma.
In the form of a bold fourth-down conversion to upend a national title shot ('96). Or an 85-yard touchdown drive to ruin a 47-game home winning streak ('98). Or a goal-line fumble, leading to Nebraska's only loss of the year ('99).
Or a last-second interception after a furious rally in Lincoln (2002). Or a last-minute fumble after a furious rally in Lincoln (2006). Or a defensive collapse after racing to a 17-3 lead ('07).
The latest kick in the gut: pushing the undefeated Horns to the limit at the Big 12 championship game, only to see officials restore one second to the game clock. Texas kicked a field goal at the gun and extended Nebraska's drought without a conference championship to 10 years.
Apparently past performance DOES guarantee future results, even though the money managers would tell you otherwise. According to the Dallas Morning News:
No. 7 Nebraska (5-0, 1-0 Big 12) will be favored to beat Texas (3-2) next weekend in Lincoln, but there's no escaping history that shows Texas and Brown have owned the Cornhuskers since the berth of the Big 12.
Brown is 7-1 against Nebraska since 1998, including several of his biggest wins with the Longhorns.
Lots of questions in Austin, but not a lot of answers:
Staggered by their first back-to-back losses in three years, the Texas Longhorns retreated into radio silence mode. With seven extra days to prepare for their Oct. 16 game at Nebraska, the Longhorns held no press conferences and granted no interviews this week.