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Huskers Fall to Texas

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska Head Coach Frank Solich
On today's game
"I thought Texas played exceptionally well today, while we didn't respond with our best ballgame. We didn't tackle or block well. We weren't able to move the ball on the ground and our defense was on the field too much early in the game. Texas dominated up front and Jammal (Lord) had a lot of pressure on him throughout the course of the game. We felt prepared and the guys gave a great effort, but we didn't respond well and didn't make a lot of things happen. Texas was able to control the ball and keep their offense on the field. They played the type of ballgame we had hoped to play."

On Texas quarterback Vince Young
"Vince is an excellent quarterback. He is a big threat when it comes to running the ball because he can make you miss. He has great speed and size. He made many plays today, but he had one really big play for a lot of yards."

Matt Herian - So., TE
On today's game
"We couldn't establish our running game today, so we need to go back and start with the basics. Texas is a great football team, and we got capitalized on today. Texas is probably the best defensive team I've seen on the road. We just didn't get the job done today."

Josh Bullocks - So., FS
On Vince Young
"Vince is a good athlete and we had to adjust to a lot of Texas' offensive plays this afternoon, which was confusing for our defense. We had a lot of missed tackles and made mistakes throughout the game. During the first half, we didn't adjust to their offense and in the second half, although we tried to adjust, it didn't happen for us."

Texas Head Coach Mack Brown
On the game today
"I am very excited about the ballgame today. Our guys played great. We played very hard on defense, tackled well and had a super game plan. We gave up some key passes, but we were not going to let them beat us in the running game. Our offensive line opened some holes and that allowed Vince (Young) and Cedric (Benson) to combine for over 300 yards. It was a great win for us at this pivotal point in the season. I have great respect for Nebraska, Coach (Frank) Solich as well as his entire coaching staff. I am very proud of our guys for the way they stepped up and played on both sides of the ball. There were a lot of questions that we had in our two losses, but they were answered today. We just have to keep playing the way we did this afternoon. This is a young team, and I am very excited to see such improvement each week."

On defense
"Our defense really stepped up today. When you hold a team that has been averaging 260 yards per game to only 53 yards, that is phenomenal."

Cedric Benson - Jr., RB
On today's game
"It is all about luck. We came out with a mindset that we would not be defeated. Nebraska is a top 10 team, and we wanted to win this game. During the season, we have had a couple of setbacks, but we knew that we had to prevail to achieve what we wanted, and that is what we did today. I think this shows the character of our team. For me personally, it felt good to be back on the field. My week off helped me get my mind where it needed to be."

Derrick Johnson - Jr., LB
On today's win
"We stepped up to the task today. The coaches gave us a great game plan, and we executed that plan. We were very focused."

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