The 2010 matchup between Texas and the Nebraska Cornhuskers was one of the biggest anomalies of the entire college football season. Nebraska competed in the Big 12 Championship Game that year, falling short to the Sooners, while the Horns faltered just one season after losing to the Crimson Tide in the National Championship Game.
However, that’s one of the factors that makes this version of Texas-Nebraska so good. The Huskers were definitely tired of Texas trying to run things its way in the Big 12, so Nebraska decided to jump ship to the Big 10 soon after. Conference realignment was one of the things that caused a classic rivalry for the Horns to fade.
Yet, we should never forget this Garrett Gilbert led squad for Texas eek out a 16-13 road victory over a No. 5 ranked Nebraska squad. Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini had a pretty good team during the 2010 campaign, and this Texas loss will always be a blemish on that record.
Gilbert wrapped up this contest with only four completed passes, but with two rushing touchdowns. Nebraska only got in the end zone once, as the Texas defense shut down the opposing offense completely. This result back in the 2010 regular season is still hard to believe.