Texas Tech D leads upset of No. 15 Nebraska

Texas Tech D leads upset of No. 15 Nebraska

Published Oct. 18, 2009 2:49 a.m. ET

Texas Tech took a break from its win-with-offense style.

The Red Raiders' 31-10 upset of No. 15 Nebraska clearly belonged to the defense.

Steven Sheffield passed for a touchdown and ran for two in his first road start, but the offense went dormant for long stretches of the second half, and the defense never let Nebraska back in the game.

"We were losing yards as fast as we were gaining them there for a while," Tech coach Mike Leach said. "We tested them in about every way that we could. Bad field position. The offense goes three-and-out and then three-and-out. It was like, 'What are you going to do about this, defense?' They just kept stepping up."