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Oklahoma St. 41, No. 20 Nebraska 29

Oklahoman Published: October 28, 2006
STILLWATER (AP) - Dantrell Savage ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns, and Nathan Peterson returned a fumble for another score to lead Oklahoma State to a 41-29 upset of No. 20 Nebraska on Saturday.

Savage scored his second touchdown of the game on a 20-yard run on the second play of the fourth quarter, capping the Cowboys' comeback from an early 16-point deficit. It's the just fourth win for Oklahoma State in 41 games against Nebraska but the second straight for the Cowboys in Stillwater.

Oklahoma State (5-3, 2-2 Big 12) also beat the Cornhuskers 24-21 in 2002, snapping a 24-game losing streak in the series. The loss keeps Nebraska (6-3, 3-2) in a tie for the Big 12 North lead with Missouri, which lost earlier in the day to Oklahoma. Nebraska hosts Missouri next week, with the division title likely on the line.

Nebraska, boasting the nation's seventh-ranked scoring offense, built an early 16-0 lead on the strength of the best half of tailback Brandon Jackson's career.

Jackson ran for 66 yards on six carries to set up Jordan Congdon's 26-yard field goal on Nebraska's opening possession, then was able to finish off each of the Huskers' next two drives with scores from 2 and 24 yards. He had 124 yards by halftime, surpassing his career-high, and finished with 182 yards on 21 carries.

But Oklahoma State, with the nation's No. 11 offense, responded to Jackson's second score by turning the game into a shootout.

The Cowboys got within 16-6 when quarterback Bobby Reid scrambled for 56 yards and then beat Nebraska's blitz with an 18-yard lob to Keith Toston for a touchdown. Jason Ricks, whose extra point try was blocked last week to seal a 34-33 overtime loss to Texas A&M, had his second straight PAT blocked.

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