Oklahoma vs. Nebraska score: Live game updates, college football scores, NCAA top 25 highlights today

Nebraska hoped it could make a major statement Saturday on the heels of the program firing Scott Frost last weekend, but that effort has fallen flat through one half as No. 6 Nebraska holds a 35-7 lead at the break in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Sooners took some early blows but scored touchdowns on five of their eight series through the first 30 minutes. 

Oklahoma struggled to run the ball against Kent State a week ago, but the Sooners have taken advantage every opportunity against the Cornhuskers. They posted 165 yards and three touchdowns on just 23 first half carries, including a career-long 61-yard scamper by quarterback Dillon Gabriel. The Sooners signal-caller posted 166 yards and a touchdown passing in the first half, while tight end Brayden Willis added a 24-yard scoring pass of his own to Marcus Major on a trick play. 

Nebraska was exceptional on its first scripted drive, going 77 yards in fewer than two minutes thanks to a masterful performance from Casey Thompson. Since then, the Cornhuskers offense has been a disaster. Nebraska has just 66 total yards since the first drive, brought down by four sacks allowed by a porous offensive line. Freshman running back Ajay Allen showed some promise with 40 yards rushing, but the Cornhuskers are still at just 3.4 sack-adjusted yards per carry. 

The Sooners defense has been exceptional with eight tackles for loss and four sacks in the half. Two of the TFLs came from defensive end Ethan Downs, while Downs, Jonah Laulu, Jalen Redmond and DaShaun White each have a sack. White was ejected for targeting in the second quarter, but freshman Jaren Kanak has not allowed the effort to subside since the ejection. 

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