NORMAN, Okla. — Nebraska handed Oklahoma its worst loss ever Saturday.
There's no telling how bad it would have gotten if the Cornhuskers' offense had played better.
No. 5 Nebraska, after being held scoreless for a quarter and a half, went on to win 73-21 and beat Oklahoma for the sixth year in a row.
Nebraska totaled 387 yards, well below its 441-yard average. Its 208 yards on the ground were nearly 100 below average.
"I guess when you win 70-something to 21 and you say, 'Well the key to the game was the defense,' it doesn't make a lot of sense," Nebraska coach Tom Osborne said. "But obviously we played very well defensively through most of the game."
The Cornhuskers (7-1 overall and 5-0 in the Big 12) limited Oklahoma to 89 yards through the first three quarters, 275 overall. They also intercepted four passes, one of which was returned 83 yards for a touchdown by freshman cornerback Ralph Brown.