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Physical drives provide rare scores

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M hasn't found many creases in Nebraska's defense Saturday, but the Aggies found enough for a drive to put themselves ahead.

Sure enough, Nebraska answered after being backed up on their own five-yard line to start its next drive.

Add it up, and we're tied at six here midway through the fourth quarter after a pair of field goals.

Both teams did it on the ground, with Rex Burkhead digging Nebraska out of a hole with a 33-yard run on the first play of the drive. Niles Paul also made a big catch-and-run for 24 yards on a 3rd-and-8.

Neither team had been able to find a rhythm, but the penalty-plagued Huskers will take it, tying the game in a timely fashion.

Taylor Martinez is back in the game for Nebraska, but he's been able to do very little with his legs after returning from a re-injured ankle.

Here's how both drives shaped up:

  • Texas A&M: 15 plays, 84 yards, 5:21. Finished with a 28-yard field goal by Randy Bullock.

  • Nebraska: 12 plays, 78 yards, 6:02. Finished with a 29-yard field goal by Alex Henery.

What is this, the Big Ten?