2013 Schedule, All Times TBA
Sat, Aug 31 Wyoming at Memorial Stadium
Sat, Sep 07 Southern Miss at Hattiesburg, Miss.
Sat, Sep 14 UCLA at Memorial Stadium
Sat, Sep 21 South Dakota State Memorial Stadium
Sat, Oct 05 Illinois Memorial Stadium
Sat, Oct 12 Purdue at West Lafayette, Ind.
Sat, Oct 26 Minnesota at Minneapolis, Minn.
Sat, Nov 02 Northwestern at Memorial Stadium
Sat, Nov 09 Michigan at Ann Arbor, Mich.
Sat, Nov 16 Michigan State at Memorial Stadium
Sat, Nov 23 Penn State at State College, Pa.
Sat, Nov 30 Iowa at Memorial Stadium
2014 Nebraska Schedule, All Times TBA
Aug. 30 Florida Atlantic
Sept. 6 McNeese State
Sept. 13 at Fresno State
Sept. 20 Miami, Fla.
Sept. 27 Illinois
Oct. 4 at Michigan State
Oct. 11 BYE
Oct. 18 at Northwestern
Oct. 25 Rutgers
Nov. 1 Purdue
Nov. 8 BYE
Nov. 15 at Wisconsin
Nov. 22 Minnesota
Nov. 28 (Fri.) at Iowa
Dec. 6 Big Ten Championship
Senior Brett Maher and redshirt freshman David Santos were each honored by the Big Ten Conference on Monday following outstanding performances in Nebraska’s 23-9 win over 23rd-ranked Michigan. Maher was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week, while Santos was co-freshman of the week.
Against the Wolverines, Maher made all three of his field goal attempts, with each make coming in the third quarter when Nebraska turned a one-point halftime lead into a seven-point lead. His second field was a 51-yarder, his second field goal longer than 50 yards this season. Maher also punted four times for an average of 42.2 yards per punt. Two of his four punts were downed inside the Michigan 20. The weekly honor was the second of the season for the 2011 Big Ten Punter and Place-Kicker of the Year, and Maher’s fifth career award, tying for the most special teams weekly honors in conference history.
A native of Spring, Texas, Santos was honored following a breakout performance against Michigan. The 6-0 linebacker entered Saturday’s game with six career tackles in six games. But against the Wolverines, Santos topped that total with 10 tackles, while adding his second career tackle for loss. His six solo tackles were a game high and his 10 total tackles tied for game-high honors while leading Nebraska. The weekly honor was the first of Santos’ career.
Santos shared freshman-of-the-week honors with Minnesota quarterback Phillip Nelson, while Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter was the offensive player of the week and Minnesota cornerback Michael Carter and Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier shared defensive player-of-the-week honors.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Brett Maher, Nebraska
Sr., P/K, Kearney, Neb./Kearney
•Accounted for 11 points and averaged 42.3 yards per punt in Nebraska’s 23-9 victory over Michigan on Saturday
•Was a perfect three-for-three on field-goal tries, converting from 19, 31 and 51 yards, which was his fifth career field goal of 50 yards or longer
•Also punted four times for 169 yards, with two downed inside the Michigan 20-yard line
•Wins his fifth Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week award, tied for the most in Big Ten history, and second this season
•Last Nebraska Special Teams Player of the Week: Brett Maher (Oct. 1, 2012)
Co-Freshman of the Week
David Santos, Nebraska
LB, Spring, Texas/Klein Collins
•Totaled 10 tackles, a career-best, with one tackle for loss in Nebraska’s 23-9 victory over Michigan on Saturday
•Was part of a Cornhusker defense that limited Michigan to just 188 yards of total offense and 33 percent passing
•Takes home his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
•Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Imani Cross (Sept. 24, 2012)