Posted by Tom Fornelli
Nebraska didn't have Taylor Martinez or Niles Paul available on Friday, but it didn't much need them. The Cornhuskers put an end to Colorado's post-Dan Hawkins win streak and killed the Buffaloes chances at a bowl game with an easy 45-17 victory in Lincoln. More importantly than ending Colorado's season, Nebraska clinched the Big 12 North with the win and will now be on its way to Dallas for its second straight trip to the Big 12 Championship Game.
Which will also be the last time Nebraska plays for a Big 12 title, seeing as how the school is bound for the Big Ten next season.
The Cornhuskers will now turn their attention to Stillwater, Oklahoma on Saturday night. That's where they'll likely find out whom their opponent will be in Dallas. Should Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma, then it'll be the Cowboys heading to Dallas. If the Sooners win, then things get a lot more complicated as the Sooners, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M would all be tied for first in the Big 12 South.
Which would meant that whichever team is ranked higher in the BCS standings will get to go to Dallas, and that team would likely be Oklahoma.