Nebraska misses BCS-changing upset in Big 12

Nebraska misses BCS-changing upset in Big 12

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Texas kicker Hunter Lawrence celebrates as he's lifted on the shoulders of teammates following their win in the NCAA college football Big 12 Conference championship game against Nebraska, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Arlington, Texas. Lawrence kicked a field goal with time expired to help Texas to their 13-12 win. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Associated Press

Posted on December 6, 2009 at 12:46 AM

Updated Sunday, Dec 6 at 12:53 AM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nebraska had already stormed the field in celebration, having seemingly pulled off a huge upset in the Big 12 championship.

Except, upon further review, Texas still had one more second. And that was all the No. 3 Longhorns needed to completely change Nebraska's emotions — and keep the Cornhuskers from pulling off a BCS-changing shocker.

The clock showed :00 after Texas quarterback Colt McCoy scrambled and threw the ball out of bounds. But while Nebraska players threw up their arms in celebration and ran onto the field, officials waved their arms trying to gain control of what proved to be a premature celebration.

A second was put back on the clock after the play was reviewed. Hunter Lawrence then made a 46-yard field goal for a 13-12 Texas victory Saturday night.

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