The sixth-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers gave the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes all they could handle on Sunday afternoon at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio. NU won four of the six bouts as OSU battled their way to a 21-12 win. The Buckeyes have been the national runner-up at the last two NCAA Championships and return several key contributors from last years team.
Zeke Moisey (125), Tyler Berger (157), Isaiah White (165) and Mikey Labriola (174) all earned victories by decision for the Huskers. Two of Ohio State’s six wins came courtesy of bonus points as #6 Luke Pletcher (major decision) and #3 Micah Jordan (tech. fall) added points at the 133 and 149-pound matches, respectively.
With the loss, the Huskers fall to 11-5 (5-4 Big Ten) on the season and Ohio State moves to 10-2 (6-2 Big Ten).