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Nebraska punches in late touchdown, suffers for it [VIDEO]

The Cornhuskers can’t win for losing, as they lose points on their own extra point.

Buffalo v Nebraska Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

The Nebraska Cornhuskers aren’t backing down from the challenge of facing the No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners on the road and briefly put the Sooners on upset alert late into Saturday’s contest between the former Big 8/12 rivals.

Down 14-3 late in the third, the Cornhuskers orchestrated a nine-play, 75-yard drive that was capped with a four-yard quarterback keeper to bring Nebraska within a score. Great stuff, right?

Weeeellll, about that. The ensuing extra point was blocked and housed 100-yards by Patrick Fields to put the Sooners back up by a full touchdown.

To add insult to injury, OU marched right down the field at the start of the fourth quarter, where a Kennedy Brooks touchdown run extended their lead out to 23-9. Ouch.

But hey, the Cornhuskers stand a good chance of covering! They entered Saturday’s matchup as a 22.5-point underdog, so losing by a respectable margin would be someone progress for Scott Frost’s bunch. It’s the little things you have to hold onto.