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Nebraska Post-Game Notes
Nebraska vs. Ohio State, Oct. 14, 2017, Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb.
Redshirt freshman receiver JD Spielman set career highs with 11 receptions for 200 yards, including a career-long 77-yard touchdown
reception in the second quarter. Spielman’s 200 receiving yards rank as the most in school history, bettering the previous record of 167
yards by Matt Davison at Texas A&M in 1998. His previous long receptions were 38 yards in the first half of tonight’s game and a 36-yarder
against Northern Illinois. Spielman’s previous career highs were six receptions for 79 yards against Wisconsin last week.
Entering today there had only been nine 200-yard receiving games in FBS, none by a freshman.
Spielman is the third different Husker with a 100-yard receiving game in 2017, joining Stanley Morgan Jr. (3) and De’Mornay Pierson-El (1).
Junior quarterback Tanner Lee passed for a career-high 303 yards and two touchdowns, marking his first 300-yard passing game at
Nebraska. He has thrown for at least 200 yards in six of seven games.
Junior receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. caught three passes for 30 yards and a 17-yard touchdown. Morgan’s third-quarter touchdown reception
was his sixth of the season. Morgan now has 91 career receptions, moving him within two catches of the top 10 on the NU career list (93
Junior linebacker Dedrick Young had a career-high 14 tackles, bettering his previous high of 11 tackles against Illinois in 2015 and Purdue
Senior linebacker Chris Weber finished with a team-high 15 tackles for his second double-figure tackle game of the season and his fourth
with at least eight tackles. Weber’s career high for tackles is 17 (Illinois in 2015)
Senior safety Joshua Kalu had five tackles, increasing his career total to 190. Kalu is 10 tackles from becoming the sixth Nebraska defensive
back with 200 career tackles.
Junior linebacker Sedrick King finished with a career-high seven tackles, bettering his previous high of three.
Sophomore linebacker Mohamed Barry had a career-high eight tackles, bettering his previous high of four vs. Arkansas State.
Redshirt freshman Dicaprio Bootle made his first career start, lining up at safety in place of the injured Aaron Williams and Antonio Reed.
Bootle lined up at cornerback in the first five games before tonight’s start. Bootle finished the game with three tackles.
Sophomore punter Caleb Lightbourn averaged 48.0 yards on four punts, including a 57-yarder on his first punt to pin Ohio State at its 3-
The Ohio State victory tied the all-time series in Lincoln at one win apiece and the Buckeyes now lead the all-time series 5-1