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The Grand Island Independent: Huskers HQ

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Huskers HQ

Huskers recovering from long road trip

LINCOLN — The Nebraska football team may have still been recovering from its late-night game at Fresno State Saturday.

Recent Headlines

Monday 09/15/2014
Cook says Huskers making improvement
Posted: September 15, 2014

LINCOLN — John Cook is feeling better about his Nebraska volleyball team.

The Huskers (5-2) moved back into the top 10 at No. 9 on Monday but that’s not why Cook is excited.

Sunday 09/14/2014
Huskers take advantage of high-risk defense
Updated: September 14, 2014 - 11:49 pm

FRESNO, California — On the third snap of the game, Fresno State’s defenders swarmed I-back Ameer Abdullah in the backfield, dropping the Husker I-back for a 2-yard loss.

And suddenly the Nebraska offense — backed up behind the chains facing a third-and-9 — was in the exact situation its coaches spent much of the week talking about.

Huskers throttle Fresno State
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 7:42 pm

FRESNO, Calif. — A week after pulling off a late escape against lower-division McNeese State, Nebraska took little time to turn its first road game into a laugher.

Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw a 70-yard touchdown pass on the fourth play from scrimmage and Ameer Abdullah scored on a 57-yard run on Nebraska’s next play to lead the Cornhuskers to a 55-19 victory over Fresno State on Saturday night.

Huskers use big plays to blast Fresno State
Updated: September 14, 2014 - 11:19 pm

FRESNO, Calif. — Freshman De’ Mornay Pierson-El had two long punt returns to help spark Nebraska to a 55-19 victory over Fresno State Saturday night at Bulldog Stadium, handing Tim DeRuyter his first home loss as head coach.

Pierson-El came up with another big play for the Huskers when he fielded a punt on the NU 15, broke through a hole and took it 86 yards for a touchdown. That was the seventh longest punt return in school history and gave NU a 24-2 lead with 9:11 left in the opening half.

Saturday 09/13/2014
Babcock: Westerkamp doing his homework both on and off the field
Updated: September 13, 2014 - 1:17 am

LINCOLN – Jordan Westerkamp’s time with reporters on Monday was limited. The sophomore wide receiver had to leave for an economics class, Econ 312.

And yes, he was prepared, he said. No surprise there. He was an Academic All-Big Ten selection last year and has twice earned a place on Nebraska’s Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

Huskers ready to be road tested at Fresno State
Updated: September 14, 2014 - 1:45 am

Some say numbers never lie.

Others say numbers can be deceiving.

Friday 09/12/2014
No. 12 NU downs Denver at Ameritas Classic
Updated: September 13, 2014 - 1:06 am

LINCOLN — From the opening moments of the Friday’s match it looked like the Nebraska volleyball team brought its serving touch to the Devaney Center, a trend that would continue throughout the No. 12 Huskers’ 3-0 sweep of Denver.

NU scored its first two points of the night from the service line and fired 11 aces in a 25-15, 25-17, 25-21 win in the Ameritas Players Classic.

Fresno State tries to regroup vs. Huskers
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 12:51 am

Fresno State has gotten off to a tough start this season.

The Bulldogs are 0-2 after losing tough road games the first two weeks of the season. Fresno State fell to Southern Cal 52-13, then lost at Utah 59-27.

Thursday 09/11/2014
Huskers hosting Players Classic this weekend
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 12:46 am

Nebraska’s volleyball team had a tough opening weekend.

The Huskers dropped back-to-back matches to then-No. 13 Florida State and then-No. 3 Stanford on the last weekend in August.

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