Osborne says Huskers weren't running it up

By Todd Henrichs/The Independent

NORMAN, Okla. - Nebraska coach Tom Osborne said he left Scott Frost in the game early in the fourth quarter and called for a deep pass to Jeff Lake because of what Oklahoma had done late in games earlier this season.

The Sooners rallied in the fourth quarter to upset Texas and came from 42-14 down to scare Kansas State before falling 42-35 a week ago.

Frost and Lake hooked up on a 51-yard scoring pass that put NU ahead 45-0 with 12:04 left in the game. The throw was a career-long TD strike for Frost, who had three of his 10 completions go for touchdowns.

"I saw what they did to Kansas State last week and that was the reason we didn't take Scott out at that time," Osborne said. "If it looked like we were trying to run it up or anything, I apologize for that."

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