Husker Update: Football, Volleyball, Wrestling, Women’s Basketball

Football

Nebraska running back Dedrick Mills rushed for a career-high 188 yards, but No. 15 Wisconsin held on for a 37-21 victory over the Huskers at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Mills piled up his career-best totals on just 17 carries, averaging 11.1 yards per tote, including a 12-yard touchdown run to open the scoring in the first quarter. Sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez added 89 yards on the ground despite being sacked four times for 34 yards, as the Huskers totaled 273 rushing yards in the game. Nebraska, which slipped to 4-6 overall and 2-5 in the Big Ten, finished with 493 total yards, including 220 yards on 13-of-23 passing from Martinez against the Badgers.

Nebraska wraps up its Big Ten road schedule by traveling to Maryland next Saturday to battle the Terrapins. Kick-off in College Park is set for 2:30 p.m.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green and Athletic Director Bill Moos announced a two-year extension of the contract for Husker Football Coach Scott Frost

The original terms of Frost’s contact will remain intact, with an extension from December 31, 2024, to December 31, 2026.

Volleyball

The No. 6 Nebraska volleyball team survived an upset bid by Iowa, defeating the Hawkeyes 3-2 before a crowd of 8,425 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Saturday night.

Nebraska makes its last road trip of the conference schedule next weekend when it plays at No. 5 Minnesota on Friday at 8 p.m. and at No. 7 Wisconsin on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The Huskers are tied with Minnesota for second place in the Big Ten standings, one game behind Wisconsin.

Women’s Basketball

Nicea Eliely posted her second straight double-double with game highs of 13 points and 10 rebounds to power Nebraska to a 63-49 women’s basketball win over SIUE on Sunday afternoon at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The 6-1 senior wing from Colorado Springs, Colo., added game highs of four steals and two blocks as well to go along with three assists to help the Huskers improve to 4-0 on the young season. She also scored eight of Nebraska’s final 10 points over the game’s final 5:15 to secure the 14-point win over the Cougars, who slipped to 1-3.

The Huskers continue their four-game home stand on Wednesday when they take on defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Southern at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

Wrestling

Redshirt freshmen Ridge Lovett (133) and Kevon Davenport (149) each won individual championships competing unattached in their respective weight classes to highlight 19 Husker wrestlers who competed at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open on Sunday.

Fellow redshirt freshmen Alex Thomsen (125) and Bubba Wilson (competing unattached at 157 pounds) also found success in the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex, recording runner-up finishes. Altogether, six NU grapplers achieved top-3 finishes in their respective brackets.

No. 5 Nebraska (2-0) continues its season on Friday, Nov. 22, when it hosts Wyoming at 7 p.m. in the Devaney Center.

 

 

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