STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Ticker) -- Josh Fields threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another to lead Oklahoma State to its first win over Nebraska since 1961, 24-21.
The Cowboys (3-4, 1-2 Big 12 South) had lost 35 of their last 36 games against the Cornhuskers (5-3, 1-2), managing only a 17-17 tie in 1973. In 39 all-time meetings, Oklahoma State has been outscored 1,185-465, losing by as many as 55 points in 1992.
Fields capped a 12-play, 80-yard drive in the third quarter with a three-yard touchdown run to give the Cowboys a 10-7 lead. Oklahoma State never trailed thereafter.
After Jamaal Lord's fumble gave Oklahoma State possession at the Nebraska 40, the Cowboys scored again on Field's five-yard pass from Fields to Rashaun Wood. Fields' 12-yarder to John Lewis with 4:30 left in the fourth sealed the victory.
Fields was 17-for-27 for 192 yards. He did not throw an interception and was not sacked. Tatum Bell led the Oklahoma State ground attack, rushing for 182 yards on 33 carries.
Lord, the Nebraska quarterback, rushed one yard for a touchdown with 2:06 left to bring the Cornhuskers (5-3, 1-2 Big 12 North) within three. But the ensuing onside kick went out of bounds.
The fans at Lewis Field rushed the field and tore down both goalposts when time expired.
Lord carried 18 times for 73 yards. He was 7-for-14 passing for 110 yards. He did not throw a touchdown or an interception.
The Cornhuskers have lost three games for the first time since 1998, when they went 9-4 in coach Frank Solich's first season at the helm. Nebraska fell to Texas A&M, Texas and Kansas State in the regular season that year before a 23-20 loss to Arizona in the Holiday Bowl.