The paperwork is filed, the goodbyes have been said and the Big 12 will now move on without two of its northern mates. But for the Nebraska football program, one second of one game will forever haunt them.
The last time Texas won a national championship, they beat Colorado by 67 along the way. But four years before that, it was the Buffaloes that came out on top and denied the Longhorns a chance at the title.
The days of NFL-caliber tailbacks in the Texas backfield effectively ended with Jamaal Charles’ departure following the 2007 season. After three years of a lackluster running game, Texas now appears poised to return its once prominent backfield to national recognition.