The game was tied at halftime. Nebraska scored first on a Nate Swift touchdown catch from Zach Taylor. For Auburn, Carl Stewart caught a touchdown pass from Brandon Cox to tie the score. Stewart ran for a touchdown to give Auburn the lead early in the second quarter, but Nebraska tied it up with a Brandon Jackson touchdown four minutes later. John Vaughn ended up winning the game a 42-yard field goal in the third quarter, as the two teams did not score from that point on. Both teams had two turnovers and six punts. Despite outgaining Auburn 230–178 and having less penalties and more first downs, Nebraska could not get into position to score, especially late in the fourth quarter, when they did not try a field goal at the Auburn 30 on fourth down with four minutes to play.