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Horne Leads Nebraska to Road Win

October 27, 2002|From Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Freshman David Horne scored three of his four touchdowns in the second half as Nebraska finally won on the road, defeating Texas A&M, 38-31, Saturday night.

The Cornhuskers (6-3, 2-2 in Big 12) rallied from a 17-point third-quarter deficit to end a five-game road losing streak, their longest since 1958.

They were on the verge of making it six in a row when Byron Jones returned a fumble by Jammal Lord 66 yards for a touchdown and a 31-14 Texas A&M lead midway through the third quarter.

Then the Aggies (5-3, 2-2) gave up 24 consecutive points -- on Horne's touchdown runs of 21, 11 and six yards, and a 42-yard field goal by Josh Brown. Horne's go-ahead six-yarder came with 11:01 to play.

The Aggies hadn't allowed a 100-yard individual rushing performance since the 2000 season, and the Cornhuskers had two 100-yard performances.

Lord ran 159 yards in 30 carries, and Horne finished with 128 yards in 24 carries.

Texas A&M blew a big lead at home for their second game in a row. The Aggies led Texas Tech, 35-17, in the fourth quarter Oct. 5 but lost, 48-47, in overtime.

Horne's 11-yard touchdown came early in the fourth quarter, and the Cornhuskers' drive was kept alive when fullback Judd Davies ran for a first down on fourth and one at the Nebraska 28.

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