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  10/11/21 - Teddy ProchazkaFr/2025, Nebraska, 6-7, 305 (DS#21 OT) + More +

  Nebraska offensive lineman Teddy Prochazka will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury. The freshman was hurt in the 32-29 loss to Michigan on Saturday, his second start at left tackle. Coach Scott Frost said Prochazka would have surgery next week and should return for spring practice. “You feel terrible for anybody when they get hurt," Frost said Monday. "These kids put so much time and effort and energy into this and Teddy's been just improving by leaps and bounds since he got here. He was getting to reap the benefit of that. It's a tough setback. Guys come back from these things and he'll be fine.” Turner Corcoran will take over for Prochazka at left tackle and Bryce Benhart will move into Corcoran's spot at right tackle for the Cornhuskers' game at Minnesota this Saturday. Prochazka was the second true freshman in the modern era to start a game at left tackle. Corcoran was the first, getting the start at Rutgers in 2020. - AP College Football

(DS#21 OT) Fr/2025 OT Teddy ProchazkaNebraska
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  10/05/21 - JoJo DomannrSr/2022, Nebraska, 6-0, 230 (DS#23 OLB) + More +

  OCT 4 BIG TEN CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: JoJo Domann, Nebraska, LB – Sr. – Colorado Springs, Colo. – Pine Creek (Colo.),...Recorded a career-high two sacks, forced two fumbles and led the Huskers defense with nine tackles (eight solo) in Nebraska's 56-7 win over Northwestern. Helped lead a Nebraska defense that allowed its fewest points in a Big Ten game since 2019...With Northwestern threatening in the second quarter on the Nebraska 1, forced a fumble to help prevent a Wildcats score...Is one of just six FBS players to record at least two sacks and two forced fumbles in a single game in 2021 and is the only FBS player to record at least nine tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles in a game this season...Earns the first Defensive Player of the Week honor of his career...Last Nebraska Defensive Player of the Week: Luke Reimer (Sept. 13, 2021). - Big Ten Football

(DS#23 OLB) rSr/2022 OLB JoJo DomannNebraska
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  10/03/21 - Adrian MartinezSr/2022, Nebraska, 6-1, 212 (DS#55 QB) + More +

  Adrian Martinez ran for a career-best three touchdowns and passed for another, and Nebraska broke big play after big play while putting away Northwestern early in a 56-7 win Saturday night. The Cornhuskers (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) were sharp from the get-go and dominated a matchup that usually has produced close games. Eight of the previous 10 in the series were decided by eight points or less. It was the Huskers' most lopsided win in a Big Ten game since they joined the conference in 2011.

For Northwestern (2-3, 0-2), the losing margin matched the second largest in Pat Fitzgerald's 16 years as coach. Martinez connected with Samori Toure for a 70-yard pass on the game's first play from scrimmage - a sign of things to come - and the Huskers went into halftime with a 35-7 lead. Zavier Betts opened the second half with an 83-yard touchdown run down the sideline, and Martinez hit Toure in stride for a 38-yard score to make it 49-7. The Huskers had seven plays go for at least 20 yards and their 657 yards were their most in two years. Their 427 rushing yards were their most since they ran for 458 against Illinois in 2014. Martinez ran for 58 yards and had TD runs of 1, 1 and 25 yards and completed 11 of 17 passes for 202 yards. - Nebraska/AP College Football


(DS#55 QB) Sr/2022 QB Adrian MartinezNebraska
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  09/13/21 - Luke ReimerJr/2023, Nebraska, 6-1, 225 (DS#28 ILB) + More +

  SEPT 13 BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Luke Reimer, Nebraska, LB - So. - Lincoln, Neb. - Lincoln North Star (Neb.),...Led the defense with 16 tackles (seven solo), marking the most tackles by a Nebraska defender since 2015...His 16 tackles are tied for the third most by any FBS in a single game this season...Intercepted a Buffalo pass to open the fourth quarter, returning the pick 22 yards to the 1-yard line. Helped set up a touchdown that gave Nebraska a 21-3 lead...Earns the first Defensive Player of the Week accolade of his career...Last Nebraska Defensive Player of the Week: Nathan Gerry (Sept. 12, 2016). - Big Ten Football

(DS#28 ILB) Jr/2023 ILB Luke ReimerNebraska
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  09/11/21 - Samori TourerSr/2022, Nebraska, 6-2, 190 (DS#60 WR) + More +

  Adrian Martinez passed for 296 yards and two touchdowns to Samori Toure and Nebraska held Buffalo to its fewest points in five years in a 28-3 win at sweltering Memorial Stadium. Martinez hooked up with Toure for a pair of 68-yard TDs and also ran nine times for 112 yards. The victory gives the Huskers momentum heading into their game at No. 4 Oklahoma next week. The Bulls of the Mid-American Conference dropped to 1-10 all-time against Big Ten opponents. - AP College Football

(DS#60 WR) rSr/2022 WR Samori ToureNebraska
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  09/04/21 - Adrian MartinezSr/2022, Nebraska, 6-1, 212 (DS#55 QB) + More +

  Fordham hung tough with Nebraska for a while, but ultimately the Cornhuskers imposed their will on their overmatched visitor from New York City. Adrian Martinez ran for two touchdowns and passed for another, and the Huskers broke away in the second quarter and went on to a 52-7 victory Saturday. "We have confidence in who we are as a team and what we're capable of, so that means in games like this we need to come in and take care of business, and we did what we were supposed to do," Martinez said. The win came a week after the Huskers' season-opening loss at Illinois. Did a 45-point win over a Football Championship Subdivision opponent represent progress? "I would say so," coach Scott Frost said. "We won a game." Martinez established a connection with Montana transfer Samori Toure, who caught eight balls for 133 yards and ran three times for 35 yards and a touchdown. Markese Stepp added 101 yards on 18 carries as the Huskers (1-1) finished with 633 total yards. Fordham linebacker Ryan Greenhagen finished with a Division I record-tying 30 tackles, the most since Donald Payne had the same number for Stetson against Campbell in 2014. - Nebraska/AP College Football

(DS#55 QB) Sr/2022 QB Adrian MartinezNebraska
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  08/31/21 - Cam Taylor-BrittSr/2022, Nebraska, 6-0, 197 (DS#3 CB) + More +

  The surreal scene that played out as Nebraska defensive back Cam Taylor-Britt drifted back inside his own 5-yard line to first field a punt, and then try to throw it out of the end zone when he was about to be swarmed by Illinois' coverage team, doesn't mean the junior captain will be taken off punt return duty any time soon. Nebraska coach Scott Frost on Monday reiterated his confidence in Taylor-Britt while saying the Huskers as a whole need to make better decisions all over the field. "Cam Taylor is one of our best players; I love him like a son. He's a Blackshirt, he's a captain," Frost said. "(But) you can't try to make a play when you've been trained to do something else. And he'll learn from it." The play cost Nebraska two points, of course, and gave Illinois a first-quarter lead while sending Husker fans searching for the antacid. "We made one critical error on the punt return and did what we weren't trained to do and coached to do," Frost said. "There's critical moments when you've got to make a snap decision and a smart decision, and a decision that's best for your team, and there was a few times in that game when we didn't. And those mistakes really cost us." - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#3 CB) Sr/2022 CB Cam Taylor-BrittNebraska
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  08/29/21 - Adrian MartinezSr/2022, Nebraska, 6-1, 212 (DS#55 QB) + More +

  After the game, Martinez was asked how he goes about fixing his turnover bug now. "No disrespect, but if I had the answer, it wouldn't have happened today," Martinez said, before continuing a few moments later. "It's just a matter of continuing to get better. Understanding those mistakes and understanding that they are hurting this football team, and we have to get better." The 6-foot-2, 212-pound Martinez was one of the few sparks offensively Saturday. He was 16-of-32 for 232 yards, and he ran for 111 yards on a team-high 17 carries.

But he didn't have a lot of help. The NU offensive line allowed five sacks and Martinez was flushed out many other times. The running game wasn't established, and the passing routes were not always crisp. "I was just as surprised if not more surprised that there was those types of mistakes," Martinez said. "My fumble at the end of the half, I think that was a big moment for our team, and those types of mistakes can't happen." Scott Frost said Martinez played OK. "I thought he made some good plays, there's some plays we've got to make," NU's coach said. - Lincoln Journal Star


(DS#55 QB) Sr/2022 QB Adrian MartinezNebraska
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  08/29/21 - Gabe Ervin Jr.Fr/2025, Nebraska, 6-0, 215 (DS#36 RB) + More +

  Gabe Ervin, a true freshman, made the start at running back. The backs found little running room, although Ervin did pop an 11-yard gain when Nebraska was pinned near its goal line in the first quarter. The offensive line simply didn't generate enough movement, and when Nebraska fell behind 23-9 in the third quarter, it became difficult to be patient with a run game that was struggling in the first place. Adrian Martinez did pop a 75-yard touchdown run on a designed pass play. There wasn't much else at all. Extremely disappointing. - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#36 RB) Fr/2025 RB Gabe Ervin Jr.Nebraska
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  08/29/21 - Adrian MartinezSr/2022, Nebraska, 6-1, 212 (DS#55 QB) + More +

  Entering Saturday: Adrian Martinez was Nebraska's leading rusher last year, and its best option, but to keep him healthy, Scott Frost wanted to be cautious with his running workload this year. Saturday: Much like last year, Martinez was the Huskers' leading rusher. He had 14 totes for 62 yards by the early part of the fourth quarter, though NU had to abandon the run by the second half. Much of Martinez's running came on designed pass plays, including a career-long 75-yard touchdown in which the senior tucked the ball and took off when he saw a gaping hole to his left. Not counting sacks, Martinez ran the ball 12 times, while NU's running backs combined for 19. - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#55 QB) Sr/2022 QB Adrian MartinezNebraska
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  08/26/21 - Jamin GrahamrSo/2024, Nebraska, 6-4, 240 (DS#999 OLB) + More +

  Jamin Graham, a Class of 2019 recruit who was buried on the depth chart, announced Tuesday afternoon that he's entering the transfer portal. Graham, 6-foot-4 and 265 pounds, did not appear in a game for Nebraska during his two years in the program. This summer, he was not included on NU's initial 116-man preseason camp roster, which made his standing on the depth chart clear. The Attalla, Alabama native was a three-star recruit who chose Nebraska over offers from Louisville, Minnesota and others. When he first arrived on campus at Nebraska from Etowah High, he began his career as an outside linebacker. Graham, though, was never able to move his way up the depth chart, eventually moved to defensive line, and remained a long way from seeing the field in Tony Tuioti's veteran group. - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#999 OLB) rSo/2024 OLB Jamin GrahamNebraska
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  08/24/21 - Jimmy FritzscherSo/2024, Nebraska, 6-7, 290 (DS#999 OT) + More +

  Nebraska redshirt freshman offensive lineman Jimmy Fritzche has entered the transfer portal. The native of Greenville, South Carolina, announced his decision on social media Wednesday morning. He was a late addition to the 2019 recruiting class. The 6-foot-7, 290-pounder didn't appear in a game in his two years in Lincoln. He redshirted in 2019, and didn't play in a game in 2020. When he signed, Fritzche was the first player from South Carolina to sign with NU since 1988. - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#999 OT) rSo/2024 OT Jimmy FritzscheNebraska
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  08/14/21 - Pheldarius PayneSr/2022, Nebraska, 6-3, 260 (DS#147 DE) + More +

  Pheldarius Payne doesn't always do things exactly the way his outside linebackers coach teaches. Payne, a 6-foot-3, 260-pounder who arrived to Nebraska last summer as a junior college defensive lineman, listens to his position coach Mike Dawson and takes coaching and all of that, but sometimes when the ball gets snapped, instinct takes over. "He's a slippery guy," Dawson said last week. "A guy that can make plays. He can contort and twist his body. Sometimes I see him kind of do a pass-rush move and it's nothing that you've seen or coached before and you're like, 'Yeah, that's not something we've worked on, but heck, it worked, so keep doing it, buddy." "He can get to the quarterback and find a way." By the end of the 2020 season, the Blackshirts had turned themselves into a group that was consistently stingy against the run and one that could get off the field on third down like one of the Big Ten's best units. The two things NU never really got dialed up: Turnover creation and pressure on the quarterback.

Naturally, those two areas represent some of the biggest opportunities for growth this year. "You always need more pressure on the quarterback," defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said Monday before a reporter could even finish the question. Nebraska showed some signs in 2020, but opposing quarterbacks too often had too much time to throw and felt too comfortable against the Huskers. NU averaged 1.63 sacks per game, which tied for 10th in the Big Ten. Sack rate, of course, is not the lone measure for quarterback pressure, but over a long period of time, if you're pressuring the quarterback consistently, you're probably accumulating sacks, too. - Lincoln Journal Star


(DS#147 DE) Sr/2022 DE Pheldarius PayneNebraska
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  08/10/21 - Markese StepprJr/2023, Nebraska, 5-11, 230 (DS#16 RB) + More +

  Another day, another round of praise for USC transfer running back Markese Stepp, who is ahead of schedule in his return from offseason foot surgery. "I've been pleasantly surprised with Markese Stepp's progress," Frost said. "Weren't sure he was going to be 100% coming into camp and I still don't think he's quite 100%, but he's stacked some pretty good practices together and is further along with knowing the scheme and everything than I was expecting him to be. "I've been really happy with his performance in the first few practices." - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#16 RB) rJr/2023 RB Markese SteppNebraska
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  08/06/21 - Austin AllenrSr/2022, Nebraska, 6-8, 255 (DS#43 TE) + More +

  A group of NFL scouts paid close attention Wednesday to Nebraska veteran tight ends Austin Allen and Travis Vokolek. "Those guys have an opportunity to showcase their abilities," said Beckman, noting Nebraska coach Scott Frost and Lubick are emphasizing the importance of getting the ball in the hands of the 6-foot-9, 255-pound Allen and 6-6, 260-pound Vokolek. Life in the Red: Husker OC Lubick will have an eye on Olympic hurdles tonight and has a heck of a bragging point. "They've changed a little bit of the reads for the quarterbacks so the tight ends are the first read on certain plays," Beckton said. "They're pumped about it. They're seeing a lot of balls coming their way." Allen last season ranked second on the team with 18 receptions, while Vokolek had nine in his first season of action for NU after transferring from Rutgers.

"The scouts should be looking at those guys," Lubick said. "I think my last year at Oregon, we had three tight ends that all went to the NFL, but these are the best two I've ever been around from a consistency, leadership and just the way they practice. Coach Beckton does a great job with them. They're making plays. We ask a lot from our tight ends because they have to be point of attack (blockers) in the run game but we also split them out as wide receivers and they have to be able to make plays in the passing game. "It's a lot on them mentally and physically, and they've done great. They're leaders of our football team. The way they lead by example and how hard they practice is contagious and it spreads to other guys." - Lincoln Journal Star


(DS#43 TE) rSr/2022 TE Austin AllenNebraska
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