NEBRASKA vs MINNESOTA
OCT. 20, 2018 | MEMORIAL STADIUM
LINCOLN, NEB. | 2:30 P.M. (CT)
TV - BTN (Kevin Kugler, James Laurinaitis, Lisa Byington)
RADIO - Husker Sports Network (Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison, Ben McLaughlin)
SATELLITE RADIO - Sirius Channel 94, XM 195
INTERNET RADIO - Huskers.com, TuneIn.com
APP AUDIO - Official Huskers App, TuneIn App
Record: 0-6, 0-4 Big Ten
Last Game: lost to Northwester, 34-31 (OT)
Coach: Scott Frost
Career/NU Record: 19-12 (3rd Year)/0-6 (1st Year)
vs. Minnesota: 0-0
Record: 3-3, 0-3 Big Ten
Last Game: lost to Ohio State, 30-14
Coach: P.J. Fleck
Career/Minnesota Record: 38-32 (6th Year)/8-10 (2nd Year)
vs. Nebraska: 1-0
Nebraska begins a stretch of four home games in five weeks on Saturday afternoon when the Huskers play host to Minnesota at Memorial Stadium. The Big Ten West Division matchup is scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff with the game televised on BTN. The contest can also be heard on the IMG Husker Sports Network.
Nebraska heads into the contest looking for its first win of 2018 following a 34-31 overtime loss at Northwestern on Saturday. Nebraska took a two-touchdown lead early in the fourth quarter, but saw the Wildcats storm back to defeat the Huskers on an overtime field goal. The Nebraska offense was productive again, rolling up better than 480 yards for the third straight game.
Minnesota will come to Lincoln with a 3-3 overall record and an 0-3 mark in the Big Ten Conference. The Gophers were victorious in each of their three non-conference games before dropping their three Big Ten games, including a 30-14 loss at Ohio State last Saturday. The Gophers have leaned on a strong defense in the first half of the season, allowing 354.2 yards per game to rank fifth in the Big Ten. Minnesota Coach P.J. Fleck is in his second season at the helm of the Gopher program.
This Week's Numbers
100 - Sophomore receiver JD Spielman is five receptions from becoming the 12th Husker with 100 career receptions. Spielman would be the first Husker to reach that milestone before his junior season. Spielman has 27 receptions over the past three games.
2 - Nebraska freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez is one of two players in the country averaging 225 passing yards and 50 rushing yards per game, joining Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.
150 - Running back Devine Ozigbo has topped 150 rushing yards in two of the past three games. Ozigbo had 159 yards and two touchdowns at Northwestern, two weeks after a career-high 170 yards against Purdue.
• Nebraska has played Minnesota more than any other Big Ten opponent. The series has featured 58 all-time meetings, including 51 prior to Nebraska joining the Big Ten in 2011.
• Nebraska and Minnesota played 19 straight seasons between 1934 and 1952 and met for eight straight seasons between 1967 and 1974.
• Nebraska won 16 straight games in the series between 1963 and 2012, before a Minnesota win in 2013.
Husker Offense Hopes to Sustain Momentum Against Gophers
Head Coach Scott Frostand his staff oversaw one of the nation's most potent offenses at UCF in 2017. Nebraska has shown an improved offense in 2018, with the ability to be explosive.
Nebraska opened the year with 565 yards of total offense against Colorado. Nebraska had back-to-back 500-yard games in Big Ten play, including a season-high 582 yards against Purdue and 518 yards at No. 16 Wisconsin.
• Nebraska averages 440.5 yards of total offense per game to rank fifth in the Big Ten.
• The consecutive 500-yard games against Purdue and Wisconsin marks the first time NU has had back-to-back 500-yard outputs in Big Ten games. It is the first time NU has had consecutive 500-yard games in conference play since the final two Big 12 games in 2007.
• The 565 yards against Colorado in the opener marked the first 500-yard total offense game for the Huskers since posting 556 yards at Northwestern in 2016.
• The total offense output against Colorado was the best at the time by Nebraska in 35 games, dating back to a 610-yard effort against Southern Miss in 2015.
Offense Hopes to Sustian Momentum at Wisconsin
Head Coach Scott Frost and his staff oversaw one of the nation's most potent offenses at UCF in 2017. Nebraska has shown signs this season of an explosive offense, beginning with its effort in the opener with Colorado when NU had 565 yards of total offense.
Nebraska has posted back-to-back conference games with better than 500 yards of total offense, including a season-high 582 yards against Purdue and 518 yards at Wisconsin.
• Nebraska averages 432.2 yards of total offense per game to rank fifth in the Big Ten.
• The consecutive 500-yard games against Purdue and Wisconsin marks the first time NU has had back-to-back 500-yard outputs in Big Ten games. It is the first time NU has had consecutive 500-yard games in conference play since the final two Big 12 games in 2007. • The 565 yards against Colorado in the air marked the first 500-yard total offense game for the Huskers since posting 556 yards at Northwestern in 2016.
• The total offense output against Colorado was the best at the time by Nebraska in 35 games, dating back to a 610-yard effort against Southern Miss in 2015.
Huskers Passing Game Stressing Opposing Defenses
Nebraska has featured a high-powered passing attack over the past three games. The Huskers threw for 323 yards againt Purdue, had a season-high 407 passing yards at Wisconsin before also topping 250 yards at Northwestern.
• Nebraska's consecutive 300-yard passing games were its first since doing so against Minnesota and Penn State in 2017.
• The Huskers are averaging 247.8 passing yards per game to rank seventh in the Big Ten.
NU Looks to Find Success in the Running Game
Nebraska churned out 329 rushing yards in the opener against Colorado, and has shown the ability to feature a strong rushing attack this season.
• Nebraska had 231 rushing yards at Northwestern, marking the fourth time in 2018 the Huskers topped 180 rushing yards. NU is averaging 192.7 rushing yards per game to rank sixth in the Big Ten.
• The rushing total against Colorado bettered Nebraska's season highs from 2017. In fact, the Huskers had 243 rushing yards by halftime, surpassing last year's single-game high of 225 yards against Arkansas State.
• The 329 rushing yards were Nebraska's most yards on the ground since rushing for 458 yards against Illinois in 2014.
• Nebraska surpassed 300 yards on the ground for the first time since rushing for 310 yards at Northwestern on Sept. 24, 2016.
• Nebraska had a pair of 100-yard rushers against Colorado. That marked the first time Nebraska had a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game since a 2014 win over Illinois.'
• Nebraska has added two more 100-yard games, with Devine Ozigbo topping 150 yards against both Purdue and Northwestern.
• Ozigbo's career-high 170 rushing yards against Purdue were the most by a Husker in a Big Ten game since Ameer Abdullah had 225 rushing yards against Rutgers in 2014.
B1G Receiving Duo
Spielman and Morgan were at their best in conference play in 2017. Spielman and Morgan ranked first and second, respectively, in the Big Ten last season in receiving yards per play in conference play.
Spielman led the league with 88.1 receiving yards per game in conference-only games, while Morgan averaged 85.9 yards per game in league play. They were the only returning Big Ten players who averaged at least 59 receiving yards per game in Big Ten play last season.
• Both Spielman and Morgan are back among the league leaders in 2018. Spielman ranks third in the league in receiving yards in all game and is second in Big Ten games at 106.3 yards per game.
• Morgan ranks 10th in the conference in receiving yards per game.
Two McCook Community College student athletes have been named the first winners of scholarships established to recognize team players.
Ron Rice, a sophomore from Hudson High School in New York playing for the men’s basketball team has been named winner of the Myron Mingo Male Teammate of the Year. Volleyball player Ashley Carson, Ord, has been named the Holly Myers Female Teammate of the Year.
The teammate scholarship awards were named in honor of Mingo, who was a men’s basketball player killed during Christmas break, 2008 at his home in Marksville, La. Myers was a volleyball player who died July 17, 2017 as a result of a motor-vehicle accident.
In addition, Sam Hinkle, Rifle, Colo., was named teammate of the year for women’s basketball. Cameron Lampe, Windsor, Colo., was named teammate of the year for men’s golf and Kayla Harrison, Richmond, British Columbia, was named teammate of the year for softball.
The scholarships were part of decade-long quest to “do something significant” with money inherited by Kelvin and Leigh Ann Miller. With the help of key teammates in community, they were able to establish scholarships at McCook Community College honoring two former athletes known for being team players.
Mingo was an innocent bystander who was killed Dec. 22, 2008, by a 9 mm bullet which ricochet off the floor at a lounge where a convicted felon and another man were struggling with the gun during an argument and it went off.
“Myron was 25 – just a young man trying to get his life back on the right track and came to McCook Community College to begin that process and was on his way -- but his life was cut short,” Kelvin Miller said.
Mingo majored in athletic training and was on track to graduate in the spring of 2009. He walked on at MCC and paid his own way.
“He was a great teammate. He bought into our system,” MCC Coach Brandon Lenhart said. “He was very quiet and very caring, but pretty vocal on the court. His teammates really looked up to him on the court."
Mingo was a full-time starter and averaged 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals a game for the Indians.
Mingo’s death happened about the same time the Millers inherited some money from a distant relative.
“We felt weird having this money that came from someone we really didn’t know and the more we talked, we decided maybe we could do something to benefit student athletes at MCC,” Miller said. “We were touched by Myron’s untimely death so we tried to set up a scholarship in his name.”
MCC was unable to award that money for several years because the scholarship was too restrictive, so the Millers regrouped and worked with the McCook Community Foundation and the McCook Community College Indians Booster Club to make it less restrictive.
“Thanks to a lot of hard work on the part of Mark Graff and the McCook Community Foundation, we were able to set up the Teammate Scholarships.”
In July of 2017, about the time they were re-structuring the scholarship, another MCC student-athlete, Holly Myers, was killed in a car accident. Myers was a member volleyball team, vice-president of dance club, a member of Phi Beta Lambda and had represented MCC at Anaheim, Calif., where she competed in public speaking and impromptu speech. She graduated from MPCC on May 12, 2017.
“Holly didn’t play much for us, but that didn’t stop her from being a great teammate,” said MCC volleyball coach Hayley Kobza. “She always had a smile on her face and win or lose she always had something positive to tell the girls.”
“Holly was only here one year, she was injured but stayed on the team, and never had much playing time. Miller said. “But Holly was a team player and so was Myron. They both embodied the attributes you need to be a good teammate,” Miller said.
“I still remember the very last time I saw Holly. It was after graduation and I made sure to go and get pictures with all of my first MCC volleyball graduates,” Kobza recalls. “I couldn’t find Holly anywhere, but when I did she was with the people she loves the most, her family. They were taking tons of pictures and they were right in front of the concession stand.”
While members of the MCC Indian Boosters will review scholarship applicants and make recommendations, the ultimate decision will come from MCC Vice President Kelly Rippen and Erinn Brown, Mid-Plains Community College Area Director of Financial Aid.
The Southwest Conference Volleyball Tournament will take place on Friday, October 19th at Cozad High School. McCook has received the #6 seed and will take on #3 seed Minden in the opening round of the conference tournament at 12:00pm. View the full bracket below.
Curtis, NE - The Medicine Valley Raiders entered the contest with a 4-2 record with losses to Wauneta-Palisade and Mullen. The Raiders welcomed Garden County to town as the Eagles entered with a 5-1 record with the only loss coming from Mullen. To start the game Garden County got the football, but on the opening possession, the Eagles fumbled giving Medicine Valley the football in excellent field position to start the game, where Medicine Valley took advantage and scored on the opening drive to give the Raiders momentum on Homecoming night where the Raiders defeated the Eagles 46-30.
1st Q - 9:52 - 27yd TD run by Sam Heapy - Two Point Conversion Good - Medicine Valley 8-0
1st Q - 8:05 - 34yd TD pass Austin Dormann to Wyatt Santero - Two Point Conversion Fails - Medicine Valley 8-6
1st Q - 7:51 - 71yd TD pass Sam Heapy to Dylan Davis - Two Point Conversion Good - Medicine Valley 16-6
1st Q - 1:17 - 45yd TD pass Austin Dormann to Wyatt Santero - Two Point Conversion Fails - Medicine Valley 16-12
2nd Q - 2:08 - 18yd TD run by Sam Heapy - Two Point Conversion Fails - Medicine Valley 22-12
3rd Q - 8:33 - 2yd TD run by Reid Spady - Two Point Conversion Fails - Medicine Valley 22-18
3rd Q - 5:39 - 9yd TD run by Sam Heapy - Two Point Conversion Good- Medicine Valley 30-18
3rd Q - 3:52 - 24yd TD pass Austin Dormann to Wyatt Santero - Two Point Conversion Fails - Medicine Valley 30-24
4th Q - 5:43 - 19yd TD run by Dylan Davis - Two Point Conversion Good - Medicine Valley 38-24
4th Q - 5:15 - 29yd TD pass Austin Dormann to Chandler McCord - Two Point Conversion Fails - Medicine Valley 38-30
4th Q - 1:18 - 18yd TD run by Sam Heapy - Two Point Conversion Good - Medicine Valley 46-30
LINCOLN, Neb. | PORTLAND, Ore. – The University of Nebraska Huskers and adidas Football today unveiled the new adidas Primeknit A1 ‘Memorial Tribute’ alternate uniforms, which will make their on-field debut for the Cornhuskers’ game against Illinois on Saturday, November 10.
2018 marks 100 years since the culmination of World War I (WWI). The new adidas Primeknit A1 ‘Memorial Tribute’ alternate uniforms pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of the WWI and celebrates Memorial Stadium. The venue was originally named Memorial Stadium to honor more than 700 Nebraskans who died in WWI and those who served in the Civil War, Spanish-American Wars. Memorial Stadium also honors Nebraskans who served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam and more.
In collaboration with University of Nebraska Athletics, the new adidas Primeknit A1 ‘Memorial Tribute’ alternate uniform was specifically inspired by the first team to play in Memorial Stadium and continues the school’s age-old tradition of honoring Nebraska’s veterans. The field hosted its first football game on October 20, 1923 and this will be the Huskers’ 96th season at the stadium.
Similar to the 1923 Huskers’ jerseys, the 2018 Nebraska ‘Memorial Tribute’ uniform features a throwback tonal, paneled front. The buff-colored pant is designed to resemble the first façade of Memorial Stadium, which was also a characteristic of the 1923 uniform. Additionally, the newalternate uniform showcases key aspects of the 85,000-seat arena, including the numbers and fonts which were inspired by the original clock in Memorial Stadium.
Four quotes are inscribed on each corner of Nebraska’s stadium that communicate honor and glory of the state’s fallen heroes. University of Nebraska Athletics chose to showcase the quote in the Southwest corner, which is centered above each number on the new jerseys. It reads, “Not the victory but the action; Not the goal but the game; In the deed the glory.” The words have gone on to become famous among Husker Nation and are a motto for the team.
Merging style and innovation, the Huskers’ new adidas Primeknit A1 ‘’Memorial Tribute’ alternate football uniform redefines the compression silhouette and takes the innovation and design of football jerseys and pants to the next level, with an emphasis on full range of motion, fit, form and function.
A new body-mapping jersey design features an all-new ribbed knit pattern on the chest and shoulder pads to produce a refined fit, while knit engineered mesh channels feature Climacool technology to provide enhanced breathability and cooling zones. The development of a new innovative chevron pattern on the chest of the jersey aligns with a player’s shoulder pads and generates increased durability for high-contact zones for protection and the inside of the jersey features silicon grip patterns on the shoulders to lock the pads in place.
Delivering a clean, iconic look, Primeknit finishes inspired by the adidas UltraBOOST and NMD are incorporated into the collar, while sleeve cuff and hem for added comfort and a new infinity neckline eliminates distractions and allows for a full range of motion. Additionally, the revolutionary Primeknit A1 football pants have been re-engineered with just two seams and bonded pockets for added comfort and a clean compression look and feel, along ribbed Primeknit on the knees for added durability.
To complete the head-to-toe look, the team will wear a replica 1923 helmet with a contemporary form, complete with cream-white stitched strapping details, along with traditional black adizero 5-Star and FREAK cleats.
For more info on the Cornshuskers’ new adidas Primeknit A1 ‘Memorial Tribute’ alternate uniform, visit http://news.adidas.com/US and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram via@HuskerNBNation, @Huskersand @adidasFball #teamadidas.
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