Husker Update: Football, Soccer, Volleyball News

Football

No. 5/6 Ohio State produced a complete game in all phases to post a 48-7 win over Nebraska on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

The Buckeyes improved to 5-0 and 2-0 in the Big Ten, while Nebraska slipped to 3-2 and 1-1 in the conference. The Buckeyes showed that they may be one of the nation’s best teams, rolling for 580 total yards, including 368 on the ground, while holding the Husker offense to just 231 total yards.

Nebraska will try to bounce back next week at home when the Huskers host Northwestern next Saturday. Kickoff between the Huskers and Wildcats at Memorial Stadium is set 3 p.m., with live national television coverage on FOX.

Soccer

The Nebraska soccer team (3-6-2, 2-2-0 Big Ten) finished its weekend homestand with a 1-0 shutout victory over Illinois, the No. 10 team in the RPI, at Hibner Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Huskers, who picked up their first home win of the season, and the Fighting Illini played to a scoreless first half. Senior Brenna Ochoa put the Huskers on the scoreboard in the 59th minute when a crossing pass from Kayla Mostowich found Ochoa, who fired her shot into the back of the net. It marked Ochoa’s first goal of the season and fourth score of her career.

Illinois falls to 7-3 overall and 1-2 in the Big Ten this season. The Fighting Illini managed a 10-8 edge in shots and a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks against the Big Red, but fell short on Sunday.
The Huskers return to action on Thursday when they visit Iowa, starting at 7 p.m. (CT). Next weekend, NU also plays at Michigan on Sunday at noon (CT).

Volleyball

The No. 3 Nebraska volleyball team picked up its second Big Ten road win to start the conference season with a 3-0 sweep (25-21, 25-17, 30-28) over Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Saturday night.

The Huskers (10-1, 2-0 Big Ten) followed up their Friday night 3-2 comeback win at No. 20 Illinois with a hard-fought sweep of the Wildcats 24 hours later. Nebraska got 13 kills on .526 hitting from Jazz Sweet, who led Nebraska in kills for the second straight night.

Nebraska plays its third straight Big Ten road match when it visits Rutgers for a 6 p.m. (CT) match on Wednesday in New Brunswick, N.J.

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