Washington and Nebraska played deep into the night on Thursday in San Diego. When it was over, the Huskies and Jake Locker had prevailed, 19-7. Our friends at Image of Sport were at Qualcomm Stadium and you can view the full galary by clicking here.
Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini has issued an apology for a postgame incident involving Brandon Jones, owner of TexAgs.
"I apologize for the events that occurred after Saturday night's game at Texas A&M," Pelini said in a statement. "It was a very emotional situation and the mob scene on the field after the game amplified that.
"Having been involved in a similar situation in 2003 at Missouri, and in witnessing the situation on the field, I made a poor decision in trying to prevent a reporter from recording the scene. I have acknowledged this from the very beginning. Unfortunately, in trying to prevent a scene, I created one."
Jones, in a post on TexAgs, said that he had spoken with and received and apology from Carl Pelini and his brother, coach Bo Pelini.
"Contrary to some speculation, TexAgs.com's motivation in reporting this incident was never punitive or financial. Certainly, at no point were we interested in creating a prolonged ordeal.
"Given the nature of what occurred and the subsequent events and statements, we had two primary interests: A public telling of the truth and an acknowledgement that what happened was not acceptable. We are satisfied that both have been achieved, and we consider the matter resolved."
New evidence has surfaced showing Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini confronting a credentialed member of the media after the Cornhuskers lost to Texas A&M, 9-6, Saturday night at College Station.
Brandon Jones, the co-owner and president of the independent website TexAgs, said he was on the field to shoot the postgame celebration when he noticed a verbal altercation between Pelini and another man who has not been identified.
"I stopped and turned my camera toward the conversation," Jones writes in a post. "Pelini was angry and cursing at the other man. He initially turned to walk away, then apparently noticed me shooting video of the incident. He was approximately ten feet from me when he turned around and came in my direction.
Watch Texas A&M defensive lineman Tony Jerod-Eddie grab the junk of Nebraska tight end Ben Cotton after Cotton recovered a Cornhusker fumble in the first quarter.
Cotton, who started kicking Jerod-Eddie after the Aggie defender started giving him the business, was penalized 15 yards for a personal foul. Moments later, he got flagged again for unsportsmanlike conduct, putting Nebraska in a third-and-44 situation.
Cornhusker fans are in a rage over the officiating in Saturday night's game. Nebraska was penalized 16 times for 145 yards. Texas A&M, which entered the game among the most penalized teams in Division I-A, was flagged only twice for 10 yards.
The site TexAgs has posted this video showing Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini after Saturday night's loss to Texas A&M. It's unclear what exactly happened, but the implication is that Pelini, who is the brother of coach Bo Pelini, attacked the person behind the camera.
Nebraska fans are saying it's nonsense. One explanation has Cornhusker tight end Kyler Reed getting tangled in the camera cord and the person behind the lens yelling an inappropriate comment to Reed. Pelini then jumped in and told Reed to get to the locker room.
But it's no secret that Pelini has a temper. He displayed it last December after Nebraska's controversial loss to Texas in the Big 12 title game. While walking up the tunnel at Cowboys Stadium, he twice turned to the field and screamed, "You should be ashamed to accept that trophy."
There were also rumors early this year, which were tracked by the site Better Off Red, of "some sort of marital indiscretion" involving Pelini and the wife of a booster.
A Nebraska fan has a choice — either pay $200 to a Texas fan after losing a bet over the outcome of last Saturday's game or eat a bar of soap. The Cornhusker fan decided to eat the soap. The thrilling conclusion is after the jump.