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UNK Football: #15 Hornets Use Big 1st Half to Win 45-13

Kearney, Neb. – Junior Braxton Marstall threw for 435 yards and four touchdowns to lead 15th-ranked Emporia State over Nebraska Kearney, 45-13,Thursday night in Kansas.


Since the start of the 2016 season, the Hornets are now 12-3 with all three setbacks coming to two-time defending national champion Northwest Missouri State.


Running an up-tempo and fast-pace offense, the Hornets (1-1) came in having had success against UNK. They had won nine of the last 11 over the Lopers and averaged 44 points per game since the series resumed in 2012.


Coming off a season with 31 TD passes, Marstall directed an offense that scored on its first five possessions (four TD’s and a field goal). After taking a knee at the end of the first half and fumbling to start the second half, the Hornets recorded two more long TD drives. Overall, Emporia tallied 520 yards in 73 plays.


A 6-7, 207 pound junior, Marstall finished 30 of 36 with 11 teammates catching a pass. Backup’s T’Quan Wallace and Patrick Briningstool combined to go 2 of 4 for 14 yards.


Marstall had TD tosses of 61, 34, 15 and three yards. Five of Emporia TD drives covered at least 61 yards tonight with junior back Landon Nault (10 carries, 35 yards) having scoring runs of one and two yards. Finally, senior Austin Morton booted a 41-yard field goal.


UNK trailed 14-7 with two minutes left in the first quarter after its best drive of the night. The 11-play, 75-yard match took 6:08 off the clock and featured a roughing the punter penalty and a 15-yard run by junior receiver Marvin Marshall (Orlando, Fla.).


Facing 3rd & 12 from the Hornet 15-yard line, sophomore QB Steve Worthing (Elkhorn South) found sophomore back Thomas Russell (Millard West) in the flat for a 15-yard score. Worthing finished 10 of 14 for 95 yards and no interceptions while having team-highs in carries (22) and yards (86).


Kearney’s next two drives were also productive, netting at least 30 yards and reaching ESU territory, but ended on downs and a fumble. That allowed the Hornets to build leads of 21-7 (1st quarter) and 31-7 (halftime).


In the second half, sophomore inside backer Sal Silvio (Kansas City) recovered a Marstall fumble at the E-State 41-yard line. A 15-yard penalty and a 15-yard run by Worthing got the Lopers moving and a two-yard scoring plunge by Russell capped things.


UNK had another long drive, 61 yards in 12 plays, but that ended with a missed field goal. For the game, the Blue & Gold finished with 269 yards (174 rushing and 95 passing).


Besides Worthing, Russell had 11 carries for 41 yards and two receptions for 19 yards. Graduate transfer Darrien Daniels (St. Louis) ran six times for 32 yards with redshirt freshman back Dayton Sealey (Hastings) have two grabs for a team-best 26 yards. Finally, North Platte junior tight end Alex Harms had a team-best 32-yard reception.


Defensively, Emporia had 8.0 tackles for loss (2.0 sacks) and two pass breakups. After recording 19 tackles at NW Missouri, senior linebacker Gabe Cleveland had 13 more (12 solo) tonight. His total featured 3.0 TFL’s.


Replacing an injured Rakid Hill (St. Louis) in the starting lineup, Loper redshirt freshman inside backer Ty Botsford (Sussex, Wisc.) had a team-best 11 stops (eight solo). He had one of UNK’s three sacks as well.


Next, sophomore interior lineman Jordan Ingraham (Miami) had 1.5 sacks, sophomore senior safety Dallas Vaughn (St. Louis) made six tackles and junior corner Famous McKinnon (Miami) had four solo stops and two PBU’s.


Northwest brings its 32-game winning streak to Ron & Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field next Saturday. The Bearcats got out to a 12-0 lead and won at Washburn tonight, 20-14.


BTN to Carry Five Husker Women's Basketball Games

The Big Ten Conference announced on Thursday that the Nebraska women's basketball team will have five games televised by the Big Ten Network during the 2017-18 season.

Nebraska’s first game on BTN early in the season will come early in the non-conference season, as the Huskers clash with SEC contender Arkansas on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. (CT) at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.

The first conference game televised by BTN will tip off the Big Ten campaign for the Big Red against nationally ranked Ohio State on Thursday, Dec. 28 at 7 p.m.

The remainder of Nebraska's televised games will come down the stretch in the regular season, beginning with a game at Indiana on Saturday, Feb. 17. Tip-off between the Huskers and the Hoosiers in Bloomington, Ind., will come at 11 a.m. (CT) on BTN.

The Huskers will return home for Senior Night on Thursday, Feb. 22 to face Penn State. Tip-off between the Huskers and the Lady Lions is set for 7 p.m.

Nebraska closes the regular season by taking on defending Big Ten champion Maryland on Sunday, Feb. 25 at College Park. Tip-off with the Terrapins is set for 11 a.m.

A more complete listing of game times and video streaming information for Nebraska women's basketball will be available at a later date.

Season tickets are on sale now for Nebraska women's basketball by visiting Huskers.com or by calling the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-8-BIG-RED.


Nebraska Women's Basketball on BTN in 2017-18

vs. Arkansas, Thursday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. (CT)

vs. Ohio State, Thursday, Dec. 28, 7 p.m. (CT)

at Indiana, Saturday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m. (CT)

vs. Penn State, Thursday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. (CT)

at Maryland, Sunday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. (CT)


Huskers Set for Weekend Series with UCLA

The No. 12 Nebraska volleyball team will play two matches against the UCLA Bruins this weekend at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Instead of hosting a second tournament this year, the Huskers will play the 11th-ranked Bruins on back-to-back nights. The last time Nebraska played a non-conference foe in back-to-back matches was at Notre Dame on Sept. 3-4 in 2004, both Husker victories.

The Huskers and Bruins will battle on Friday at 8 p.m. on BTN and BTN2GO.com. Saturday’s rematch will begin at 7 p.m. and will be televised on NET and streamed on BTN2GO.com. Husker Sports Network will broadcast all the action on HSN affiliates including 107.3 FM in Lincoln and 105.9 FM in Omaha. A live audio stream will be provided at Huskers.com and on the official Huskers app. John Baylor is in his 24th season doing play-by-play for the Husker volleyball program. Lauren Cook, a former All-America setter for the Huskers, will provide color commentary.

About the Huskers

  • The Huskers are coming off a 3-0 weekend at the Ameritas Players Challenge at the Devaney Center. Nebraska rebounded from its pair of season-opening losses to Oregon and Florida by sweeping UMBC, Oral Roberts and Saint Mary’s.
    • Briana Holman was named the most valuable player of the Ameritas Players Challenge with 25 kills on .525 hitting and 18 blocks in the three matches. She also received Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.
    • Mikaela Foecke and Kenzie Maloney were also all-tournament team members. Foecke posted 14 kills on a career-high .737 hitting percentage against Oral Roberts, and she averaged 3.22 kills and 2.00 digs per set on the weekend. Maloney had a career-high 22 digs against Saint Mary’s and increased her season average to 4.56 digs per set.
    • Cook won his 500th all-time match as head coach at Nebraska when the Huskers beat UMBC to open the tournament.
    • The Huskers hit .576 in the win over Oral Roberts, the second-best hitting percentage in school history. The only better performance was in 1984 when the Huskers hit .608 against Wichita State. Nebraska played two error-free sets in the match and sided out at 100 percent in the first and third sets.
    • NU held Oral Roberts to -.064 hitting, which was the lowest hitting percentage by a Husker opponent since 2013.
    • Nebraska’s first five opponents are hitting just .131 against the Huskers, which is the third-best percentage in the Big Ten.
    • As a team, the Huskers are second in the Big Ten with 15.78 digs per set.
    • Maloney is averaging 4.56 digs per set, which ranks third in the Big Ten.
    • Holman is fifth in the Big Ten with 1.39 blocks per set.
  • Coaches

  • John Cook, Nebraska: 18th year at Nebraska (502-67); 25th year overall (663-140)
    • Michael Sealy, UCLA: eighth year at UCLA (169-65)
  • Series History

  • The Huskers are 10-5 all-time against UCLA and 6-2 in the Cook era (since 2000).
    • Nebraska and UCLA were regular opponents from 2000-2012, playing eight times including seven meetings in Cook’s first 10 seasons at Nebraska.
    • The teams will end a five-year break when they meet this weekend.
    • Nebraska and UCLA last played on Aug. 25, 2012, a 3-2 Husker win at the Coliseum in Lincoln. UCLA was ranked No. 1 at the time, and the fourth-ranked Huskers won the first two sets before holding on in set five for a 15-13 win. Setter Lauren Cook, who had transferred from UCLA to Nebraska in 2010, had 56 assists.
  • Scouting UCLA

  • No. 11 UCLA is off to a 5-0 start this season and is coming off sweeps of New Mexico State and UNLV last weekend. The Bruins advanced to an NCAA regional final last year but lost all three of their All-Pac-12 players from last year - two to graduation and one to transfer.
    • The Bruins are led by standout freshman Mac May. The Dubuque, Iowa native is averaging 3.78 kills per set and is hitting .279. May was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week after the opening weekend when she recorded 18 kills and nine digs at Hawaii.
    • Junior libero Zana Muno averages 5.28 digs per set and has filled the shoes of Taylor Formico, who was a two-time Pac-12 Libero of the Year for the Bruins. Muno was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week after the opening weekend, as she recorded 34 digs at Hawaii, the fourth-most in a single match in UCLA history.
    • Reily Buechler received All-Pac-12 honorable mention last season and this year is putting up 3.00 kills and 2.61 digs per set.
    • UCLA is hitting .275 with 13.83 kills per set through five matches. The Bruins average 2.7 blocks per set.
  • Hunter Guides Young Husker Squad

  • All-America setter Kelly Hunter is set for her senior season after leading NU to a national championship and a Big Ten championship the past two seasons as team captain and starting setter.
    • Hunter was a second-team AVCA All-American in 2016 and an All-Big Ten setter, becoming the first Husker setter since Lauren Cook in 2012 to make the All-Big Ten team. She is a preseason All-Big Ten selection.
    • Hunter was named Big Ten Setter of the Week four times last season, giving her six career awards. She set a career high with 61 assists at Penn State. She posted 11.24 assists per set to rank third in the Big Ten.
    • Hunter is eighth on NU’s career assists chart with 2,936.
  • Foecke Poised for Bigger Role

  • Junior outside hitter Mikaela Foecke is NU’s top hitter with 3.33 kills per set on .273 hitting. She received All-Big Ten honorable mention in 2016 and was an AVCA All-Region honoree.
    • Foecke worked hard to become a six-rotation player entering her junior season and has been effective in that role, adding 2.83 digs per set and a .969 reception percentage.
    • Foecke was a unanimous preseason All-Big Ten selection and was one of just two players to earn a unanimous selection (Minnesota setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson).
    • Foecke was the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player in 2015 - becoming just the third freshman to earn the honor - after 19 kills on .385 hitting in the championship win against Texas. The other freshmen to win the award were Deja McClendon (Penn State, 2010) and Kerri Walsh (Stanford, 1996).
  • Holman Leads Husker Middle Blockers

  • Senior Briana Holman guides a relatively inexperienced group of Husker middle blockers.
    • Holman is averaging 2.28 kills and a team-best 1.39 blocks per set for the Huskers while hitting .322. She was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 5 and the MVP of the Ameritas Players Challenge after a dominating display over three matches with 25 kills and 18 blocks on .525 hitting.
    • Holman earned AVCA All-Region honors for the third time in her career last season and received All-Big Ten honorable mention.
    • Holman was a first-team AVCA All-American at LSU in 2014 with 3.94 kills and 1.47 blocks per set. She was a two-time All-SEC performer for the Tigers and represented the U.S. Collegiate National Team at the World University Games in South Korea in July 2015.
  • Huskers Turn to Freshmen for Instant Impact

  • With five true freshmen and two redshirt freshmen on the roster, the Huskers needed some new talent to step up in a big way in 2017, and so far that has happened.
    • Redshirt freshman middle blocker Lauren Stivrins is averaging 2.00 kills and 0.78 blocks per set.
    • Redshirt freshman setter Hunter Atherton has made two starts and played in four matches with an average of 7.44 assists and 2.17 digs per set. Atherton also has five service aces, second-most on the team.
    • Freshman outside hitter Jazz Sweet had an outstanding debut with 14 kills on .375 hitting against Oregon and 16 kills on .323 hitting at Florida. Sweet is second on the team in kills at 2.61 per set and is hitting .343. She is also second in blocks at 0.83 per set.
    • Freshman outside hitter Anezka Szabo, who plays the same right-side hitter position as Sweet, tallied 10 kills on .400 hitting against Saint Mary’s.
  • Huskers Ranked No. 12 in AVCA Coaches Poll

  • Nebraska is ranked No. 12 in this week’s AVCA Coaches Poll.
    • The Huskers have been ranked No. 1 in 98 all-time polls, the most in NCAA history.
    • The Huskers have been ranked in the top 10 a total of 458 times, which is also the most in NCAA history.
    • Nebraska has appeared in all 513 AVCA Coaches Polls since it was established in 1982. Nebraska and Stanford are the only two programs to be ranked in every poll all-time.
  • Cook Adds to Legacy; Will Join AVCA Hall of Fame in December

  • Nebraska head coach John Cook is in his 18th season as the Nebraska volleyball head coach in 2017. He has led the Huskers to three national championships, seven final fours, 11 conference championships and 15 top-10 final rankings since 2000. Cook has 663 career wins and is one of the all-time winningest coaches in NCAA history.
    • Since taking over the program in 2000, Cook has led the Huskers to a nation-leading .882 win percentage in that time (502-67).
    • Under Cook, the Huskers have achieved 49 AVCA All-Americans and 19 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, both among the best in the nation. He is a two-time AVCA National Coach of the Year, earning the prestigious honor in 2000 and 2005, and a six-time conference coach of the year, including Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2016, his first Big Ten honor with the Huskers in their Big Ten era (2011-present).
    • Cook was named the AVCA North Region Coach of the Year this season, his fifth career regional coaching honor and fourth while at Nebraska.
    • Cook is one of only four active coaches - and one of six all-time - to be a two-time AVCA National Coach of the Year and was honored in 2008 by USA Volleyball, receiving its All-Time Great Coach Award.
    • Cook will be inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame in December in Kansas City, Missouri. Cook will join former Husker volleyball coach Terry Pettit in the hall.
  • Husker Fans Set Attendance Standard Once Again

  • Nebraska fans led the nation in attendance for a fourth straight season as their 8,210 average per match in 2016 established a new NCAA attendance record, topping its 2015 average of 8,206.
    • The Huskers’ total attendance of 155,986 in 19 home matches also set a school record.
    • In 2013, the Huskers led the nation in attendance (8,175) for the first time since 1992, ending Hawaii’s 21-year reign as the national leader.
    • The Huskers repeated as attendance champions in 2014 with 8,083 fans per match, which included a school-record 8,585 fans at the Oct. 3 win against Penn State.
    • Nebraska has ranked in the top three nationally in attendance every season since 1990 (27 straight seasons).
    • The Huskers have sold out every regular-season match since 2001, a streak of 222 consecutive matches, the longest sellout streak in the history of NCAA women’s athletics.
    • The Devaney Center has hosted the three largest regular-season crowds in NCAA history and seven of the 10 largest.
  • Huskers Get Depth From Former Husker Women’s Basketball Player Allie Havers

  • The Huskers gained some depth at middle blocker when former Husker women’s basketball player Allie Havers joined the team in the spring.
    • Havers, a 6-5 native of Mattawan, Michigan, has one season of eligibility to play volleyball, a sport she excelled at in high school. Havers was a first-team Class A all-state player in Michigan in 2012 and a finalist for Michigan’s Miss Volleyball in 2013.
    • On the Nebraska women’s basketball team, Havers closed her career having played in 125 games with 50 starts. She ranked among the top 50 career scorers (720 points) and top 25 career rebounders (541) in Husker history.
  • Cook’s Coaching Tree Continues to Grow

  • Nebraska head coach John Cook’s assistant coaches have a great track record of moving on to become head coaches.
    • After the 2016 season, Nebraska assistants Chris Tamas and Dani Busboom Kelly both accepted high-level Division I head coaching jobs. Busboom Kelly became the head coach at Louisville, while Tamas accepted the head coaching job at Big Ten foe Illinois.
    • Seven assistants under Cook have become head coaches following their time on Cook’s Nebraska staff: Craig Skinner (Kentucky), Lee Maes (Virginia), Lizzy Stemke (Georgia), Dan Conners (UC Davis), Dan Meske (Augustana, Associate Head Coach at Louisville), Busboom Kelly and Tamas.
    • In the last seven years, five of Cook’s Husker assistants have become head coaches.
  • New Players, New Coaches

  • Not only are six of the 15 Husker players new to the program, so are the two Husker assistant coaches. Former Husker and U.S. Olympic libero Kayla Banwarth, and former Long Beach State men’s associate head coach Tyler Hildebrand are on the Husker bench this year.
    • Hildebrand joined the Nebraska coaching staff as an assistant in February of 2017. Hildebrand came to Nebraska after five seasons on the coaching staff of the Long Beach State men’s volleyball program, including two seasons as associate head coach. In 2017, he was the AVCA Division I-II Men’s National Assistant Coach of the Year. A former All-American at Long Beach State, Hildebrand was the top assistant there from 2013-15 after a decorated playing career on the U.S. Men’s National Team. He is a former setter who coordinated both the offense and the blocking defense at Long Beach State at one point in his career.
    • Banwarth joined the Nebraska volleyball coaching staff as an assistant in January of 2017. Banwarth completed an illustrious playing career for the Huskers in 2010 before embarking on a professional playing career that saw her win an Olympic bronze medal with the U.S. National Team, as well as an FIVB World Championship. Banwarth is relatively new to the coaching profession after finishing her professional career with the U.S. National Team at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. A U.S. National Team libero since 2011, Banwarth spent two years as a volunteer assistant coach for the Pepperdine men’s volleyball team.

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    Big Ten Announces Husker Mens Basketball TV Schedule

    Lincoln – A minimum of 22 Husker basketball games will be televised nationally as the Big Ten announced television information and start times for the 2017-18 season on Thursday.
    All of NU’s Big Ten Conference games will be televised nationally, as the Huskers will make 17 appearances on BTN and one on FS1, as the conference begins its new six-year television rights agreement this season.
    Nebraska’s Big Ten opener at Michigan State on Sunday, Dec. 3 will be carried on FS1 with a start time of 3:30 p.m. (CT). The Huskers’ other FS1 appearance is a non-conference matchup with Kansas on Saturday, Dec. 16. That contest will tip at 7 p.m.
    Nebraska is scheduled to make at least 20 appearances on the Big Ten Network, including 17 Big Ten matchups, as well as non-conference games against North Dakota (Nov. 19) and UTSA (Dec. 20). In addition, BTN will also air the first three days of the Big Ten Tournament from Madison Square Garden with CBS broadcasting the semifinals and finals.
    Five games will be streamed on BTN Plus, beginning with the exhibition game against Northwood on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Other games on BTN Plus include matchups against Eastern Illinois (Nov. 11, TBD), North Texas (Nov. 13, 7 p.m), Delaware State (Dec. 22, 7 p.m.) and Stetson (Dec. 29, 7 p.m.). As announced previously, Nebraska’s games at the AdvoCare Invitational will be carried on the ESPN family of networks.
    Start times and TV information for NU’s Gavitt Tipoff Games matchup at St. John’s and Big Ten/ACC Challenge game against Boston College will be announced in the near future. In addition, the start time and TV info for Nebraska’s Dec. 9 game at Creighton will be announced by the Big East Conference at a later date.



    Nebraska to Retire Larson's Jersey on Sept. 29

    The Nebraska Athletics Department has announced that former Husker volleyball All-American and Olympian Jordan Larson will have her jersey retired on Friday, Sept. 29 when the Huskers host Minnesota at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

    Larson will be the eighth former Husker volleyball student-athlete to have her jersey retired and the first since Nancy (Meendering) Metcalf in 2011. One of the all-time greatest volleyball players in NU history, Larson was a three-time first-team All-American from 2006 to 2008 and led the Huskers to the 2006 NCAA title and three NCAA semifinals appearances in her career. Larson is one of only five Huskers to record more than 1,000 kills and digs in a career and finished her career with 1,600 kills, 1,410 digs and a school-record 186 service aces. She ranks in the top five in school history in both career kills and digs.

    A native of Hooper, Nebraska, Larson was named Big 12 Player and Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2008, averaging 3.92 kills and 3.19 digs per set to help NU to the NCAA semifinals. Larson became the first player in Big 12 history to earn both awards in the same season. She was part of four Big 12 champion teams and received AVCA All-America first-team accolades three times, as well as first-team All-Big 12 honors. In 2006, Nebraska won the NCAA Championship in Omaha with Larson posting 19 kills and 15 digs while hitting .378 to earn NCAA Championship all-tournament honors.

    Following her collegiate career, Larson joined the U.S. National Team on a full-time basis and competed in the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics, earning a silver and bronze medal, respectively. Larson helped Team USA win the gold medal at the 2014 FIVB World Championships, the first-ever major tournament gold medal for the U.S. Women’s National Team. Larson has collected numerous professional accolades, including most valuable player of the CEV Champions League in 2014-15, most valuable player of the 2015 FIVB Club World Championships, and USA Volleyball’s Indoor Female Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016. She has collected two CEV Champions League titles in her career, one each with Dinamo Kazan (Russia) and Eczacibasi (Turkey). Larson also has won three FIVB Club World Championship titles with those clubs.


    Huskers and Ducks Meet Saturday on FOX


    EUGENE, ORE. | 3:30 p.m. (CT)

    RADIO - Husker Sports Network
    SATELLITE RADIO - Sirius Channel 98, XM 198
    INTERNET RADIO - Huskers.com

    HUSKERSRecord: 1-0, 0-0 Big Ten
    Last Game: def. Arkansas State, 43-36
    Rankings: RV
    Coach: Mike Riley
    Career/NU Record: 109-91 (17th Year)/16-11 (3rd Year)
    vs. Oregon: 5-10

    Record: 1-0, 0-0 Pac-12
    Last Game: def. So. Utah, 77-21
    Rankings: RV
    Coach: Willie Taggart
    Career/Oregon Record: 41-45 (8th Year)/1-0 (1st Year)
    vs. Nebraska: 0-1

    The Matchup

    Nebraska heads on the road for the first time in 2017 on Saturday, traveling to Eugene, Ore., to take on the Oregon Ducks. Game time for the Big Ten-Pac-12 showdown is set for 3:30 p.m. CT with national television coverage on FOX, and radio coverage on the IMG Husker Sports Network.

    The Huskers are coming off a 43-36 victory over Arkansas State in the season opener in Lincoln. Nebraska used a balanced offensive attack against the Red Wolves, rolling up better than 200 yards both rushing and passing in the win. The victory marked the 31st time in 32 seasons Nebraska has posted a victory in its season opener.

    The trip to Oregon completes a home-and-home series with the Ducks after NU won in Lincoln last season. The game will also be a homecoming of sorts for Head Coach Mike Riley, who is a native of Corvallis, and coached at Oregon State for 14 seasons.

    The Ducks are coming off an impressive 77-21 victory over Southern Utah in their season opener Saturday night. Oregon rolled up 703 yards of total offense in its victory, including 348 rushing yards and 355 yards through the air.

    Oregon is under the direction of first-year head coach Willie Taggart, who previously had head coaching stints at Western Kentucky and South Florida before taking over the Ducks.


    Nebraska Football Top 10

    • Nebraska is 890-372-40 all-time, one of only 10 schools with 800 wins.

  • The Cornhuskers rank fourth all-time with their 890 victories.
  • Nebraska has won five national titles (1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, 1997).
  • The Huskers have won 46 conference championships.
  • Nebraska’s 53 all-time bowl appearances rank second in NCAA history.
  • Three Huskers have won the Heisman Trophy (Rodgers, Rozier, Crouch).
  • Nebraska’s 107 football Academic All-Americans lead the nation.
  • The Huskers have 110 first-team All-Americans in school history.
  • Nebraska football is the only team in any sport in NCAA history to total 100 athletic and academic All-Americans.
  • Memorial Stadium has been sold out every game since Nov. 2, 1962, a streak of 355 consecutive sellouts.

    Nebraska-Oregon Series

     • Saturday's meeting wraps up a home-and-home series between the schools. Nebraska defeated Oregon, 35-32, in Lincoln last season. Saturday's meeting wraps up a home-and-home series between the schools. Nebraska defeated Oregon, 35-32, in Lincoln last season.

  • Nebraska has won five straight games in the series, outscoring Oregon, 241-60, in that five-game win streak.
  • Saturday's game will mark the first time in the past six meetings that neither team has been nationally ranked. Oregon was No. 22 entering last year's game, and Nebraska was ranked in the four previous meetings.
  • Nebraska will be playing in the state of Oregon for the first time since a 1952 matchup with Oregon in Portland. Since that game in 1952 in Oregon, the Huskers have played games in 29 states as well as Japan. .

    Riley Returns to Homestate for Matchup with Oregon

    Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley will return to his homestate for Saturday's matchup with Oregon. A native of Corvallis, Riley attended Corvallis High School, before playing collegiately at Alabama.

    Riley served two stints as the head coach at Oregon State, totaling 14 years on the Beavers' sideline. He left Oregon State following the 2014 season to take over as the head coach at Nebraska.

    During his tenure at Oregon State, Riley's teams battled Oregon each year in a rivalry known as the Civil War.

  • Riley owns a 5-10 record against Oregon, with three victories over ranked Duck teams, including last year's win in Lincoln.
  • Riley's 2007 Oregon State team posted an overtime victory over No. 18 Oregon in Eugene. The winning touchdown in that game was scored by James Rodgers, who is now Nebraska's Director of Player Development.

    Nebraska has Long History of Battleing Pac-12 Foes

    Nebraska’s meeting with Oregon continues a tradition of playing marquee non-conference games against Pac-12 opponents. Since 1983, Nebraska has played 31 regular-season non-conference games against teams that were in the Pac-12 at game time. Nebraska’s meeting with Oregon continues a tradition of playing marquee non-conference games against Pac-12 opponents. Since 1983, Nebraska has played 31 regular-season non-conference games against teams that were in the Pac-12 at game time.

  • Nebraska is 23-8 against the Pac-12 in regular season games since 1983, including 3-0 against Oregon. Additionally in the regular season since 1983, NU is 6-1 vs. Arizona State, 5-3 vs. UCLA, 2-0 vs. California, 4-2 vs. Washington, 2-0 vs. Oregon State, 1-0 vs. Washington State and 0-2 vs. USC. Nebraska is 49-18-2 all-time against current Pac-12 member Colorado, a Husker foe in the Big Seven, Big Eight and Big 12 Conferences.
  • Nebraska has also played five bowl games against Pac-12 teams in that time period, going 2-3 in those games.
  • Nebraska played at least one non-conference game against a Pac-12 foe for 17 straight seasons from 1983 to 1999.
  • Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley is 2-0 against Pac-12 foes while at Nebraska. The Huskers defeated Oregon last season in Lincoln and posted a win over UCLA in the 2015 Foster Farms Bowl in Santa Clara, Calif.
  • Nebraska has six games on its future schedules against Pac-12 opponents. The Huskers are set to meet Colorado four times between 2018 and 2024, beginning with a Sept. 8, 2018, matchup at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska will play Arizona in 2028 and 2031.

    Huskers Look for Success in 2017 Road Opener

    Nebraska will open its 2017 road schedule on Saturday afternoon at Autzen Stadium. This marks Nebraska's only non-league road game, before four Big Ten road games later this season.

  • Riley is 1-1 in road openers at Nebraska. The Huskers defeated Northwestern last season in Evanston, after losing in overtime at Miami in 2015.
  • Nebraska is 14-6 in its past 20 road openers dating back to 1997.

    Trip to Oregon Part of Attractive 2017 NU Schedule

    The trip to Oregon on Saturday is part of an impressive 2017 schedule for the Huskers.

    Nebraska plays host to a strong seven-game home schedule, as part of an attractive schedule that includes nine Big Ten games. Nebraska posted a perfect 7-0 home record in 2016, just the second undefeated record in Lincoln since 2001.

    The home schedule will be highlighted by matchups against 2016 College Football Playoff participant Ohio State, Big Ten West Division champion Wisconsin and Iowa. Northwestern and Rutgers will also visit during Big Ten play. Nebraska will host Northern Illinois in non-conference play on Sept. 16.

    The Huskers make Big Ten road trips to Illinois, Purdue, Minnesota and 2016 Big Ten champion Penn State. Nebraska’s 2017 schedule features games against seven teams that played in a bowl game last year.


    Riley in Third Season at Helm of Husker Program

    Head Coach Mike Riley is in his third season as the Nebraska head coach in 2017. Riley has guided the Huskers to a 16-11 record. Head Coach Mike Riley is in his third season as the Nebraska head coach in 2017. Riley has guided the Huskers to a 16-11 record.

  • Riley is in his 26th season as a head coach, tying for the second-most experience of any FBS head coach entering the 2017 season.
  • Riley is one of eight active FBS head coaches who also has experience as an NFL head coach.
  • Riley owns 16 victories over nationally ranked opponents during his college head coaching tenure.

    First-Time Starters Make Debut Against Arkansas State

    While veterans hold many key positions in the Husker lineup, Nebraska is also looking to several new faces to play key roles in 2017. In the season opener against Arkansas State, six Huskers made their first carer starts at Nebraska. Five of those players were making their first college starts in addition to Lee making his first start in Lincoln.

    First-Time starters in season opener
    • Tre Bryant, IB
    • Tyler Hoppes, TE
    • Connor Ketter, TE
    • Luke Gifford, LB
    • Eric Lee Jr., CB


    Bryant Carries Heavy Load in Nebraska Run Game

    Sophomore I-back Tre Bryant earned the starting job with a strong preseason practice effort. The 5-11, 200-pound Bryant then showed Husker fans why he sits atop the depth chart in the season opener. Sophomore I-back Tre Bryant earned the starting job with a strong preseason practice effort. The 5-11, 200-pound Bryant then showed Husker fans why he sits atop the depth chart in the season opener.

    Bryant carried 31 times for 192 yards and a touchdown in the season opener. It marked the most rushing yards for a Husker in 25 games, dating back to Terrell Newby's 198 yards against South Alabama in 2015.

  • Bryant's 31 carries were the most by a Husker since Ameer Abdullah carried 35 times for 229 yards against Miami in September of 2014.
  • Bryant's previous career highs were 13 carries for 56 yards against Maryland last season. Bryant reached those totals before halftime against Arkansas State with 13 carries for 78 yards before intermission.
  • Bryant had the two longest carries of his career with runs of 24 and 35 yards. The 24-yarder set up a second-quarter touchdown, while his 35-yard rush came on the opening drive of the second half and led to another touchdown.
  • Bryant was impressive on first down, averaging 6.6 yards per carry on first-down attempts.
  • Only four FBS players through Saturday games posted more rushing yards than Bryant's 192-yard effort.

    Lee Makes Solid NU Debut

    Quarterback Tanner Lee was efficient and turnover-free in his Nebraska starting debut. The 6-4, 220-pound Lee became just the third opening-day starting quarterback for the Huskers since 2010, joining Taylor Martinez and Tommy Armstrong Jr. Quarterback Tanner Lee was efficient and turnover-free in his Nebraska starting debut. The 6-4, 220-pound Lee became just the third opening-day starting quarterback for the Huskers since 2010, joining Taylor Martinez and Tommy Armstrong Jr.

    Lee completed 19-of-32 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns against the Red Wolves. He also guided an NU offense that did not have a turnover for the fourth time in five games dating back to last season.

  • The 238 passing yards by Lee were the third-most by an NU quarterback in their starting debut. The yardage total trailed only Ryker Fyfe (407 yards at Purdue, 2015) and Joe Ganz (405 yards at Kansas, 2007). Lee's 238 yards were the most passing yards by a first-time starter in a Husker win.
  • Lee has made 20 collegiate starts, including 19 as the starting quarterback at Tulane in 2014 and 2015.

    Veteran Receicing Duo Leading Passing Attack

    Junior Dedrick Young II looks to lead Nebraska’s linebackers this fall as the Huskers transition from a 4-3 defensive scheme to a 3-4 attack. Young played on the outside the past two seasons, but has moved to an inside linebacker spot, where he and senior Chris Weber give NU a veteran inside linebacker tandem.

    Young has totaled 121 tackles in his first two seasons. He ranks second among all 2017 Huskers in career tackles despite his junior status. He is only the third Husker to record 100 tackles prior to his junior season.


    Veteran Receiving Duo to Lead Passing Attack

    Lee has the luxury of two veteran and proven pass catchers to lead the receiving corps. Senior De'Mornay Pierson-El and junior Stanley Morgan Jr. both have extensive playing experience and are poised for strong 2017 seasons.Lee has the luxury of two veteran and proven pass catchers to lead the receiving corps. Senior De'Mornay Pierson-El and junior Stanley Morgan Jr. both have extensive playing experience and are poised for strong 2017 seasons.

    The duo leads a receiving corps that also features a pair of explosive newcomers in redshirt freshman JD Spielman and true freshman Tyjon Lindsey.

  • Morgan was Nebraska's second-leading receiver last season with 33 catches for 453 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He opened the season in strong fashion on Saturday night with five receptions for 102 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown reception.
  • Morgan's five catches tied his career high while his 102 receiving yards marked the first time he has topped the century mark as a Husker. His 44-yard catch was the second longest catch in his three seasons as a Husker.
  • Morgan is nearing the Huskers' 1,000-yard receiving club. He has 63 career receptions for 859 yards, leaving him 141 yards from becoming the 25th Husker with 1,000 receiving yards.
  • Pierson-El earned All-America honors as a punt returner in 2014 and has shown flashes of his potential as a receiver. He opened the 2017 season with two catches for 20 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown.
  • Pierson-El is a versatile performer who is an electrying punt returner and is used in the NU run game. Against Arkansas State, he rushed two times for 23 yards and narrowly missed a 71-yard touchdown run as he just stepped out of bounds.
  • Pierson-El has 57 career catches for 706 yards and seven touchdowns.

    Five Players Elected as 2017 Team Captains

    The Nebraska football program named five team captains on Saturday, Aug. 26, as selected by a vote of their teammates.

    The group consists of three seniors and two juniors, and three players on offense and two defensive standouts. The 2017 captains also include three Nebraska natives and two players who began their Husker career as walk-on student-athletes before earning scholarships.

    2017 Nebraska team captains
    • Jerald Foster, Jr., OG, Lincoln, Neb.
    • Joshua Kalu, Sr., S, Houston, Texas
    • Tanner Lee, Jr., QB, Destrehan, La.
    • Luke McNitt, Sr., FB, Kearney, Neb.
    • Chris Weber, Sr., LB, Elkhorn, Neb.

    Captain Notes
    • The three Nebraska natives (Foster, McNitt, Weber) to be named captains is the most in-state captains since Nebraska also had three in-state captains in 2001 (Eric Crouch, Jeremy Slechta, Dave Volk). The Huskers have had at least one Nebraska native as a captain for 12 consecutive seasons.

  • Foster is the third captain from Lincoln in four seasons, joining Jake Cotton (2014) and Josh Banderas (2016).
  • A Husker offensive lineman has served as a captain for five straight seasons. Foster joins Spencer Long (2013), Jake Cotton (2014), Alex Lewis (2015) and Dylan Utter (2016).
  • Kalu is the fifth defensive back to be a captain since 2013, joining Ciante Evans (2013), Corey Cooper (2014), Josh Mitchell (2014) and Nathan Gerry (2015, 2016).
  • McNitt and Weber are the fourth and fifth players since 2013 to earn the role of a captain after starting their career as a walk-on. They join Spencer Long (2013), Jack Gangwish (2015) and Dylan Utter (2016) in that group.
  • McNitt is the first fullback to serve as a captain since Judd Davies in 2003.
  • Lee’s selection marks the fourth time in six seasons a quarterback has served as a Husker captain, joining Taylor Martinez (2012, 2013) and Tommy Armstrong Jr. (2015).

    Nebraska Walk-On Tradition Continues

    Mike Riley placed six former walk-ons on scholarship before the start of the season. Five of the six members of the group are fifth-year seniors and four are Nebraska natives.

    Walk-ons awarded scholarships
    • Brett Classen, WR (Medina, Minn.)
    • Cole Conrad, OL (Fremont, Neb.)
    • Tyler Hoppes, TE (Lincoln, Neb.)
    • Connor Ketter, TE (Norfolk, Neb.)
    • Luke McNitt, FB (Kearney, Neb.)
    • Gabe Rahn, WR (Le Mars, Iowa)

    Nebraska has a long tradition of relying on its walk-on program to help build the foundation of the program. Six walk-ons have gone on to earn first-team All-America honors for Nebraska, while 13 walk-ons have earned first-team academic All-America recognition.


    2017 Huskers Feature Prominent Fathers

    Husker fans could see some famous faces at Nebraska games this fall, as three freshmen feature prominent fathers.

  • Redshirt freshman JD Spielman is the adopted son of Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman, and JD's uncle is former Ohio State All-America linebacker and NFL standout Chris Spielman, who now serves as an NFL analyst for Fox Sports.
  • Freshman fullback Ben Miles is the son of former national championship head coach Les Miles. Les compiled a 141-55 record in 15 seasons as a head coach at Oklahoma State and LSU. He led the Tigers to the 2007 national title and an appearance in the 2011 BCS National Championship Game.
  • Freshman wide receiver Kade Warner is the son of former two-time NFL MVP Kurt Warner. In addition to a distinguished Arena Football League career, Kurt enjoyed a 12-year NFL career with the St. Louis Rams and the Arizona Cardinals. He threw for more than 32,000 yards in his career and ranks seventh in NFL history with an average of 260.8 passing yards per game. Kurt was also a four-time Pro Bowler, a two-time NFL MVP (1999 & 2001) and the Super Bowl XXXIV MVP. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.


    Holman Named B1G Defensive Player of the Week

    Nebraska senior middle blocker Briana Holman was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after her performance at the Ameritas Players Challenge over the weekend.

    Holman led the Huskers to a perfect 3-0 record in the tournament with 2.78 kills and 2.0 blocks per set. She posted a .525 hitting percentage in the three Husker sweeps and was named the most valuable player of the tournament. Holman totaled 25 kills with just four errors on 40 attacks. Against UMBC on Saturday, Holman tallied 10 kills on .769 hitting with six blocks. She had a season-best seven blocks to go with nine kills in the final match against Saint Mary's.

    It marks the first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor for the senior from DeSoto, Texas, though she was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week twice at LSU, once in 2013 and once in 2014.

    Big Ten Volleyball Weekly Awards - Sept. 5Player: Haleigh Washington, Sr., PSU
    Defensive: Briana Holman, Sr., NEB
    Setter: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Jr., MINN
    Freshman: Sydney Hilley, WIS


    UNK Volleyball: #8 Flyers Outlast #3 Lopers in Five Sets

    Kearney, Neb. – Junior outside hitter Elizabeth Hyland had 23 kills and 18 digs to help eighth-ranked Lewis beat third-ranked Nebraska-Kearney (-23, -19, 18-25, 22-25, -8) Sunday evening in Honolulu.

    This match was part of the Hawaii Challenge. LU (3-0) took on co-host Hawaii Pacific later on Sunday.

    The Flyers, from suburban Chicago, went 29-8 last year and reached the Final Four. They returned the majority of its roster, including Hyland, a 2016 AVCA honorable mention All-American.

    Both squads controlled two sets, LU taking the first two and UNK (3-1) winning three and four. In the deciding fifth set, the Flyers jumped out to a 6-2 lead and never looked back. They recorded three kills and two blocks to get out to that early lead and forced Kearney to call timeout. Hyland then recorded back-to-back kills to make it 9-4 and then senior middle Aly Schneider did the same to close out the 2:16 match.

    On the night, Lewis out hit UNK by over 100 points (.298 to .178), recorded 14 more kills (67-53), had nine more blocks (12-3) and four more digs (62-58). The Lopers were plus 10 in the serve game as they had nine aces for a second consecutive match with LU adding 11 service errors.

    Hyland hit a solid .264 and reached her kill total in 53 swings. Next, Schneider had 16 kills, seven blocks and hit .538 with 5-9 sophomore outside Alexandra Preuss providing 17 digs, 14 kills and a .500 attack percentage.

    Junior outside Kendall Schroer (Ogallala) paced the Lopers as she had 20 kills in 41 swings (.317 pct.). This marks the fifth time Schroer has reached the 20-kill mark with tonight's total two shy of her career-high.

    Lincoln senior middle Tara Ziegelbein (10) was the only other Loper to reach double figures in kills; five others had between two and eight. Defensively, Papillion junior libero Ellie McDonnell (15) and Omaha freshman MK Wolfe (11) combined for 26 digs with Kearney freshman right side Anna Squiers one of two Lopers to have two blocks. Finally, Kansas sophomore outside Julianne Jackson served up four aces.

    UNK returns home late Monday night and then faces Western StateThursday at 6 p.m. in the Health & Sports Center.


    Hastings College football moves to 2-0

    Winfield, KS - The Hastings College football team defeated Southwestern in a shootout 52-35 on Saturday night as a part of the KCAC/GPAC Challenge.

    Hastings would get off to an ideal start when Jeremiah Hodges would block a Moundbuilder punt that would go out of bounds at the 3-yard line setting the offense up for its first score of the first quarter.

    It would then only take one play for Tahj Willingham to find his way into the end zone from five yards out to give the Broncos the early 7-0 lead.

    Following a three-and-out by the defense, Anthony Murray took the punt and returned it 49 yards and then two plays later, Anthony Cloyd would find Noah Housh for his first of two touchdowns on the day to push the Hastings lead to 14-0 midway through the first quarter.

    Southwestern would have an answer on its next drive marching 79 yards for a touchdown and following the missed extra point, Hastings now led 14-6.

    The Bronco offense would then go back to work and would march into Moundbuilder territory before the drive would stall at the Southwestern 21 setting up Alex Stogdill for a 38-yard field goal to give Hastings the 17-6 lead.

    One of the bigger drives of the game came following a big Jacob Tarr interception at the Bronco 24 yard line. Hastings would go to work marching 76 yards on 13 plays capped off by Willingham's second touchdown of the game pushing the lead to 24-9.

    The teams would then go back and forth into the fourth quarter where Hastings would lead 31-23 before the offenses on both sides just went off in the last 15 minutes.

    With Hastings leading by eight, the Broncos drew up a great play action play that saw Cloyd find a wide open Housh for a 59-yard touchdown to push the lead to 38-23 early in the fourth quarter.

    After the Bronco defense got a stop, Hastings would use a fake field goal and a fourth down conversion with back-up quarterback Clark Livingston would find Alex Lane for a four yard touchdown giving Hastings the 45-23 lead.

    When the fourth quarter finally ended, the teams combined for 47 points before Hastings finally won the game 52-35.

    Willingham had another great performance rushing for 118 yards on 24 carries and three touchdowns. Cloyd added 63 yards and a score.

    Cloyd was 12-21 for 202 yards and two touchdowns. Housh led the receiving corp with 114 yards on five catches and two scores.

    Hastings finished the day with 446 yards of total offense while the Moundbuilders finished with 474 yards.

    With the win, Hastings improves to 2-0 on the year and will be back in action as Valley City State comes to town Saturday Sept. 9 with kick-off set for 1:00 p.m. at Lloyd Wilson Field.


    Nebraska wins over Arkansas State 43-36

    Nebraska Post-Game Notes

    Nebraska vs. Arkansas State, Sept. 2, 2017, Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb.

    1 –– Nebraska picked up its first win of 2017 and won its season opener for the 31st time in the past 32 seasons. The Huskers scored 43 points in tonight’sgame marking the 13th time in 18 openers since 2000 that NU has topped the 40-point mark. Nebraska improved to 3-0 all-time against Arkansas State and 13-0 against current members of the Sun Belt Conference. Nebraska won for the 20th straight time in a night game at Memorial Stadium and improved to 46-5 all-time in home night games

    192 –– Sophomore I-back Tre Bryant rushed 31 times for 192 yards, setting career bests in both categories. Bryant’s previous bests were 13 carries for 56 yards against Maryland last season. Bryant passed the yardage total before halftime with 13 carries for 78 yards before intermission. Bryant’s 192 yards were the most by a Husker since Terrell Newby rushed for 198 yards against South Alabama in 2015, and tonight’s effort was the first 100-yard rushing game by a Husker since Newby had 102 yards at Indiana last season. His 31 carries were the most by a Husker under Mike Riley, bettering 28 carries by Newby against South Alabama in 2015. Bryant had the two longest runs of his career, a 35-yard run in the third quarter and a 24-yarder in the second quarter. The last time a Husker topped 30 carries was in 2014, when Ameer Abdullah rushed for 229 yards on 35 carries against Miami.


    99 –– Redshirt freshman JD Spielman returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter to give Nebraska a 10-7 lead. The kickoff return for a touchdown was the first by a Husker since Kenny Bell returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown at Penn State in 2013. The 99-yard return ties for the fifth-longest kickoff return in school history. Spielman also caught two passes for 44 yards.


    102 –– Junior wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. caught five passes for 102 yards, good for career highs in both categories. His previous highs were five receptions at Wisconsin in 2016, and 93 yards at Indiana in 2016. The 100-yard effort was the first by a Husker since Jordan Westerkamp and Alonzo Moore both topped the century mark against Wyoming in 2016. Morgan had a 44-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter, the second-longest of his career. He increased his career receiving yardage total to 859, moving him within 141 yards of becoming the 25th Husker with 1,000 career receiving yards.


    238 –– Junior quarterback Tanner Lee completed 19-of-32 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns. Lee’s 238 passing yards were the third most by a Husker in his first career start, trailing Ryker Fyfe (407, at Purdue, 2015) and Joe Ganz (405, at Kansas, 2007). Lee is just the third Husker to start a season opener at quarterback since 2010.


    49 –– Nebraska senior place-kicker Drew Brown connected on a 21-yard field goal to open the scoring, and added a 41-yarder in the second quarter, for his 48th and 49th career field goals. He is eight shy of second place on the NU career list held by his brother Kris Brown. Brown has made eight straight field goals since a miss vs. Purdue last season. Brown scored 11 points, increasing his career scoring total to 293 moving him past Ameer Abdullah (288 points) into sixth place on the NU career chart.

    Other Notes

    Arkansas State quarterback Justice Hansen was 46-of-68 on the night for 415 yards and three touchdowns. The 68 attempts tied Tim Rattay (1998) for the most attempts by a Husker opponent and Hansen’s 46 completions were one shy of tying Ratty’s record of 47.

    Nebraska rushed for 225 yards in tonight’s game and improved to 9-0 under Mike Riley when rushing for at least 200 yards. The Huskers are 12-0 under Riley when out-rushing the opposition.

    Nebraska gained better than 200 yards both rushing and passing in the game. This marks the first time NU has posted a 200-200 game on offense since doing so in three straight games last year vs. Oregon, at Northwestern and vs. Illinois.

    Nebraska did not commit a turnover in the game, marking the fourth time in its past five games the Huskers have been turnover-free. Nebraska has won 20 straight games when winning the turnover battle, including an 8-0 mark under Riley.

    Senior safety Joshua Kalu had an interception in the fourth quarter, marking his sixth career interception. .

    Mikale Wilbon’s seven-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was the first touchdown of his career.

    Sophomore Tyrin Ferguson had an interception in the second quarter to end an ASU scoring threat for his first career interception.

    Senior tight end Tyler Hoppes had three catches for 40 yards, marking his first career receptions.

    Six Huskers made their first career start in the game including tight endsConnor Ketter and Tyler Hoppes, quarterback Tanner Lee, I-back Tre Bryant, linebacker Luke Gifford and cornerback Eric Lee Jr.

    Arkansas State returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, marking the first punt return for a touchdown against the Huskers since Wes Welker returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown on Oct. 20, 2001 in Lincoln. Iowa’s Drew Ott returned a blocked punt for a touchdown against Nebraska in 2014, the marking the most recent score against the Nebraska punt unit.

    Arkansas State recorded a second-quarter safety, marking the first safety against the Huskers since Indiana blocked a punt for a safety last season against the Huskers.

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