Huskers Drop Hoosiers, 30-10
Lincoln, Neb. – Colton McCrystal (133) and TJ Dudley (184) each earned pins as seven Huskers won their matches in a 30-10 rout of Indiana on Friday night at the Devaney Center.
No. 8 Nebraska improves to 7-0 on the season, with a 2-0 record in Big Ten duals. The Hoosiers fall to 8-3-1 and suffer their second Big Ten loss of the 2013-14 campaign.
The dual started at 133 pounds, where McCrystal battled Chris Caton before the Husker freshman pinned the Hoosier in 5:19. McCrystal improves to 12-5 and earns his third pin of the season.
Senior Adam Joseph earned his first-career dual start for the Huskers, but fell by a 6-4 decision to Ethan Raley at 141 pounds. Nebraska bounced back to win the next two matches as juniors Jake Sueflohn (149) and James Green (157) each recorded their 20th wins of the season.
Sueflohn achieved a pair of takedowns in the first period and added an additional one in the second period before earning one point for riding time at the conclusion of the third period. He defeated Indiana’s Eric Roach by an 8-3 margin.
Green, a two-time All-American, dominated in his match from start to finish in a 7-1 victory over No. 6 Taylor Walsh. Green struck first with a takedown in the opening period and added a near fall to take a 5-0 lead into the second period. Following a scoreless second period, the Nebraska junior picked up a reversal from the down position before giving up a late escape.
At 165 pounds, No. 14 Austin Wilson earned a last-second takedown but it wasn’t enough in a 3-2 setback to Ryan LeBlanc. The Huskers responded at 174, 184 and 197 pounds, however, to increase the NU lead to 24-6.
No. 4 Robert Kokesh (174) picked up his 90th career victory by taking down the Hoosiers’ Nate Jackson, 6-3. Dudley (184) continued Nebraska’s run with his pin of No. 19 Luke Sheridan in 3:50. Dudley, a redshirt freshman, picks up his seventh fall of the season to improve to 19-3 and keep his perfect dual record alive at 7-0.
At 197 pounds, Spencer Johnson notched a 6-1 decision over Garret Goldman. After a scoreless first period, Johnson earned an escape and takedown in the second period before an additional takedown in the third period. He gave up a late escape but earned an extra point for riding time.
Collin Jensen (HWT) lost by a 10-2 major decision to No. 7 Adam Chalfant but Nebraska’s 125-pounder Tim Lambert won by forfeit to conclude the match and wrap up a 30-10 triumph.
The Huskers return to the mat on Saturday night to face Penn at the Devaney Center starting at 6 p.m. The dual will be part of “Tumble and Rumble,” an event that will feature the wrestling and women’s gymnastics teams competing simultaneously on the same floor.
No. 8 Nebraska 30, Indiana 10
Bob Devaney Sports Center
Friday, Jan. 10, 2014
133: Colton McCrystal (NEB) by pin over Chris Caton (IND), 5:19 (NEB 6, IND 0)
141: Ethan Raley (IND) by dec. over Adam Joseph (NEB), 6-4 (NEB 6, IND 3)
149: #6 Jake Sueflohn (NEB) by dec. over Eric Roach (IND), 8-3 (NEB 9, IND 3)
157: #3 James Green (NEB) by dec. over #6 Taylor Walsh (IND), 7-1 (NEB 12, IND 3)
165: Ryan LeBlanc (IND) by dec. over #14 Austin Wilson (NEB), 3-2 (NEB 12, IND 6)
174: #4 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by dec. over Nate Jackson (IND), 6-3 (NEB 15, IND 6)
184: #15 TJ Dudley (NEB) by pin over #19 Luke Sheridan (IND), 3:50 (NEB 21, IND 6)
197: Spencer Johnson (NEB) by dec. over Garret Goldman (IND), 6-1 (NEB 24, IND 6)
HWT: #7 Adam Chalfant (IND) by major dec. over Collin Jensen (NEB), 10-2 (NEB 24, IND 10)
125: #9 Tim Lambert (NEB) by forfeit (NEB 30, IND 10)