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Thursday, September 18, 2014

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LINCOLN — Alicia Ostrander was ready when she got the call.

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Wednesday 09/17/2014
NU backups perform well against Bulldogs
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 11:39 pm

Quarterback Ryker Fyfe and receiver Christian Bailey teamed up for a memorable touchdown play Saturday night in Fresno, California.

Fyfe found Bailey for a 10-yard scoring play late in Nebraska’s 55-19 victory over Fresno State. It wasn’t a big play in the overall scheme of things, but it was one Fyfe and Bailey will never forget.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
Husker notebook: Cross all about what’s best for NU
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 10:37 pm

LINCOLN — There may be two “I’s” in Imani Cross, but there’s no “I” in team.

And if Cross could spell his name without any “I’s” he probably would. Cross is all about the team.

Monday 09/15/2014
Huskers recovering from long road trip
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 11:08 pm

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

The Huskers handled business on the field with a 55-19 win, but it was about 1:20 a.m. CDT when the game ended and the team still had to get home that night. They arrived at the airport at about 5:45 a.m.

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.

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