Today’s win improved Nebraska to 8-3 on the season and 5-2 in Big 12 Conference play, while also improving Nebraska's series record against Texas A&M to 10-2, including 2-1 at Kyle Field.
The win also clinched a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game, Nebraska’s first since 1999, while marking Nebraska’s 802nd all-time victory.
Today’s win gives the Huskers three Big 12 road victories, its most since also recording three in 2001, and improves Head Coach Bill Callahan’s record at Nebraska to 21-13 and 1-0 against Texas A&M.
Nebraska senior quarterback Zac Taylor threw for 267 yards, giving him 5,193 career passing yards, a new Nebraska career passing record. The previous record was 5,035 yards by Dave Humm from 1972 to 1974. Taylor broke the record on a four-yard TD pass to Todd Peterson in the second quarter of today’s game.
Taylor’s 267 yards passing gave him 2,540 passing yards this season, second only to his school-record 2,653 yards last season. Today’s passing effort was the 14th 200-yard passing game of his career and his eighth in 2006. Taylor has thrown for 200 yards or more in 12 of the past 16 games.
Taylor set a new Nebraska single-season touchdown passes record in today’s game, completing a four-yard TD pass to Todd Peterson in the second quarter for his 21st touchdown pass of the season. The previous record was 20 touchdown passes by Vince Ferragamo in 1976.
Junior wide receiver Terrence Nunn caught three passes for 28 yards. Nunn extended his streak with at least one reception to 24 straight games, the second-longest streak in Nebraska history.
Sophomore running back Cody Glenn rushed for two touchdowns in today’s game, giving him a team-high eight rushing touchdowns this season, and 12 rushing touchdowns in his career. Glenn’s eight rushing touchdowns are the most in a season by a Husker since quarterback Jammal Lord ran for 10 touchdown in 2003. Glenn’s eight touchdowns marks the most by a Nebraska I-back since Dahrran Diedrick ran for 16 touchdowns in 2001.
Nebraska’s four-man I-back group combined for 29 rushes for 129 yards and two touchdowns in today’s game. The four I-backs have now combined for 2,049 yards and 23 touchdowns on the season.
I-back Marlon Lucky had a career-long 42-yard reception in the second quarter, setting up a second-quarter Husker touchdown. Lucky has 24 receptions this season, and has caught at least one pass in every game this year.
Senior defensive end Adam Carriker had six tackles in today’s game, including two tackles for loss, totaling three yards. Carriker has 12 tackles for loss this season and 37 in his career, putting him in eighth place on Nebraska’s career tackles for loss list.
The Nebraska offense had four plays of 20 yards or more in today’s game, all by pass. The Huskers now have 63 plays of 20 yards or more this season, including 19 by rush and 44 by pass. Last season Nebraska finished with 39 plays of 20 yards or more.
Nebraska scored first for the 10th time in 11 games, taking a 7-0 lead on a two-yard touchdown run by Cody Glenn in the first quarter. Nebraska has scored first in all five road games this season. Nebraska has outscored opponents 103-17 in the first quarter this season.
Nebraska converted 7-of-15 third-down conversions in today’s game, while limiting Texas A&M to just 5-of-14 third-down conversions, including 0-of-5 in the first half. The Aggies entered the game ranked sixth nationally in third-down conversions at 52 percent.