Longhorns Beat Huskers


Saturday, October 27th 2007, 9:16 pm
By: News On 6


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Once Texas figured out it should be running against one of the nation's worst run defenses, things turned out all right for the Longhorns.

Jamaal Charles ran for a career-high 290 yards, 216 yards and three long touchdowns in the fourth quarter, to carry the No. 17 Longhorns to a 28-25 win on Saturday.

The Cornhuskers' fourth straight loss, their longest streak since 1961, is sure to put more heat on beleaguered coach Bill Callahan, whose future with the Huskers beyond this season is in the hands of former coach and interim athletic director Tom
Osborne.

For Texas coach Mack Brown, the win was No. 100 with the Longhorns.

"A hundred is nice," Brown said. "I knew the game was going to come down like it did. It didn't surprise me. They made sure that I'll remember it the rest of my life."

The Longhorns spent three quarters trying to pass against one of the worst rush defenses in the country and Nebraska led 17-9 to start the fourth behind two touchdown passes from Sam Keller to Nate Swift.

Then Texas started using the zone-read option and the running game quickly started piling up yards and points. Three running plays covered 75 yards on Texas' first touchdown drive and Charles' second TD gave Texas its first lead since the first quarter.