Texas Bids Farewell to Nebraska with Convincing Home Defeat 20-13

By: ralphbarrera

Oct 16 2010


Category: Photojournalism

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Focal Length:16mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska–Texas players celebrate their victory over Nebraska with a convincing  20-13 victory as team leaders from left, offensive linemen David Snow and Michael Huey, defensive backs Aaron Williams and Curtis Brown, running back D. J. Monroe and receiver Malcolm Williams show their true emotion after the playing of the school song by the Longhorn Band. During the course of a game photographers struggle with getting great action images, but sometimes what happens after the game is more telling than any other story line. Texas was coming off two straight defeats and facing their first three-game losing streak in the Mack Brown era. No one had given the Horns a fighting chance at beating Nebraska. The same Nebraska team that had marked this game on their calendar ten months ago after losing to Texas in the Big 12 Championship game. The same Nebraska team that has sold out their Memorial Stadium for 308 consecutive games. The same Nebraska team that called this day a Red-Out day where everyone wore Cornhusker Red. They had no chance, but they had their pride. Coach Brown walked off the field with tears in his eyes carrying the huge burden of losing his brother-in-law late in the week. His wife Sally did not make the trip, missing her first game to stay with family in Austin. No one knew, but those close to him. No one knows the outcome on any given college football Saturday, but after all it is just a game. On a rare occasion sometimes its a little more. And I think this picture says it all.

Photo by Ralph Barrera


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