LUBBOCK, Texas – Eric Morris scooted 1 yard around right end for a touchdown in overtime and Jamar Wall made that score stand up for Texas Tech with an interception, and the seventh-ranked Red Raiders defeated Nebraska 37-31 on Saturday.
Texas Tech (6-0, 2-0 Big 12) left the door open for the Cornhuskers to win it with a touchdown and extra point, when the Red Raiders botched the PAT after Morris’ score.
But the mistake didn’t cost the Red Raiders. Joe Ganz, who threw for 349 yards for Nebraska (3-3, 0-2), was scrambling and trying to throw the ball away on the Huskers’ second play when Jamar Wall intercepted along the Texas Tech sideline to end the game.
Late in regulation Graham Harrell threw a 47-yarder to Michael Crabtree on fourth-and-5 from the Red Raiders 36 to keep Texas Tech’s drive alive after Nebraska tied it at 24 midway through the fourth quarter.
A few plays later Harrell took it in on a sneak to put Tech up 31-24.
Ganz brought the Huskers back in quickly. Todd Peterson caught two passes from Ganz for 11 yards each en route to completing a 17-yarder for a TD to cap an eight-play drive in 1:52.