While Saturday night's game at No. 4-ranked Oklahoma was a forgettable one for the Cornhuskers as a team, Grand Island Central Catholic graduates Todd Peterson and Tyler Wortman both had solid individual performances in the 62-28 loss to the Sooners.

Nebraska senior linebacker Tyler Wortman had a career-high 11 tackles against Oklahoma, including eight in the first three quarters. A starter who has seen limited playing time this season as the Huskers have used predominantly nickel and dime defensive packages against a host of spread offenses, the ex-Crusader entered the game with seven total tackles in eight games played.

Todd Peterson, a senior wide receiver from GICC had a team-high five receptions for 73 yards against the Sooners. Peterson now has 45 receptions this season, good for sixth place on the single-season receptions list, two behind teammate Nate Swift's total this year.

Peterson had three receptions for 30 yards in the second quarter. His 13-yard catch and run to the Oklahoma 34-yard line helped key Nebraska's second scoring drive, cutting the Huskers' deficit to 42-14 after Roy Helu's 14-yard touchdown run with 4:24 remaining in the first half.

In the Huskers' third scoring drive to open the third period, Peterson had a 36-yard reception. He nearly scored on the play, but was brought down by Oklahoma's Keenan Clayton at the Sooners' 4.

Peterson was also credited with a 16-yard rush in the third quarter, catching a lateral from quarterback Joe Ganz.

About the series

The loss marked the fourth straight victory in the series for Oklahoma and the Sooners' third straight win over Nebraska in Norman. Nebraska dropped its ninth straight game against a ranked opponent and its 12th consecutive game against a top-10 foe since a 2001 win over No. 2 Oklahoma in Lincoln.

The 35 points allowed by Nebraska in the first quarter of Saturday's game is the most ever allowed in a quarter by Nebraska. The previous record was 28 points on three occasions, most recently in the fourth quarter at Texas Tech in 2004. Nebraska allowed 28 points in the first quarter on two previous occasions.

Oklahoma's 62 points in Saturday's game is the most ever by the Sooners in the series against Nebraska, bettering the 55 points in a 55-7 Husker defeat in 1954.

Sorting out Swift

Nebraska senior receiver Nate Swift had three receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown against Oklahoma. Swift increased his season receiving yardage total to 690, moving him from outside of the season receiving top 10 to sixth on the receiving yardage list.

Swift also continued to close in on the career receiving yardage record. His 83 yards Saturday pushed Swift's career total to 2,225 yards, moving him within 254 yards of Johnny Rodgers' NU record of 2,479 yards.

Swift, who has caught at least one pass in 41 of 47 career games, had a career-long 67-yard reception in the second quarter. His previous long reception was a 61-yard TD catch in the season opener against Western Michigan.

Swift's third-quarter touchdown reception marked his team-leading seventh of the season and his 19th career touchdown, six shy of Rodgers' NU record of 25 TD receptions. The seven touchdown receptions this season is tied for sixth on the NU season list. Swift also caught seven TD passes as a redshirt freshman in 2005.

Ganz contained

Nebraska quarterback Joe Ganz completed 14-of-26 passes for 206 yards against the Sooners. Ganz increased his season passing total to 2,509 yards, good for third on the Nebraska season chart.

Ganz pushed his career passing total to 4,066 yards to become the fifth player in school history with more than 4,000 career passing yards joining Zac Taylor, Dave Humm, Jerry Tagge and Eric Crouch.

It was the second-lowest passing output for Ganz this season, next to his 158-yard passing day in a 38-7 victory over New Mexico State. The fifth-year senior has passed for 278 yards or more in his previous five games, including topping the 300-yard mark in three straight games prior to playing Oklahoma.

Husker huddle

I-back Roy Helu earned his first career 100-yard rushing game as he rushed 16 times for 157 yards and a touchdown against Oklahoma. Helu's 157 rushing yards were a career-high, bettering his 66 yards at Iowa State on Oct. 18. He reeled off a career-long 57-yard run at the end of the fourth quarter to set up NU's final score, bettering his previous long of 50 yards at Iowa State.

Nebraska safety Larry Asante made a career-high 13 tackles in Saturday's game, bettering his 10 tackles last season against Texas A&M.

The Huskers committed a season-high four turnovers in Saturday's game, including three in the first quarter. The four turnovers led to 27 Sooner points. Nebraska, who produced just one turnover — a Rickey Thenarse interception — entered the contest ranked No. 96 in the country in turnover margin.

Nebraska's game captains for Saturday's game were: senior receiver Todd Peterson, senior offensive guard Matt Slauson, senior defensive tackle Ty Steinkuhler and junior receiver Chris Brooks.

Youngstown was watching

Nebraska and Oklahoma are closely linked in college football history as a result of great matchups that have determined conference and national championships. The two schools now have another link in the way of head coaches Bo Pelini and Bob Stoops.

Both Pelini and Stoops are natives of Youngstown, Ohio, and graduates of Youngstown's Cardinal Mooney High School. Pelini graduated from Mooney in 1986, while Stoops finished up at the school in 1978. Pelini spent the 2004 season on Stoops' OU staff before moving on to LSU, and ultimately returning to Nebraska as head coach.

Nebraska has three Cardinal Mooney graduates on its coaching staff, including Bo Pelini, defensive coordinator Carl Pelini and running backs coach Tim Beck. Defensive graduate assistant Ross Watson is also a native of Youngstown, Ohio.

The Sooner coaching staff also has Nebraska ties, as assistant offensive coordinator and receivers coach Jay Norvell was Nebraska's offensive coordinator from 2004 to 2006.

— Independent News Services