It didn’t take long Tuesday morning for Nebraska football fans to snap up the last 1,000 of the Huskers’ nearly 12,000-tickets alloted for the Big 12 Championship Game. You can still get tickets. Plus, Ndamukong Suh is a finalist for two major awards and two other Huskers grab Big 12 weekly honors. You can hear it all on the Big Red Report
Donor requests accounted for nearly 11,000 of the tickets Nebraska received. The remaining 1,000 went on sale yesterday at 8am and were gone in less than 15 minutes. Any remaining tickets for the game must be purchased through all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (800) 745-3000, on-line at www.ticketmaster.com, or in person at the Cowboys Stadium ticket office. Tickets will not be sold through the Big 12 Conference office.
Defensive tackle Ndamukong was named a finalist for two major national awards. Suh was selected as one of three finalists for both the Outland Trophy and the Bednarik Award. Both awards will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 10 at the College Football Awards Show in Orlando, Fla. which will be televised on ESPN.
The Outland Trophy is given to the best interior lineman in college football. He is joined by Oklahoma State offensive tackle Russell Okung and Idaho offensive guard Mike Iupati. Nebraska has won eight previous Outland winner, Aaron Taylor the last to win in 1997. The Chuck Bednarik Award is given to the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year. Suh is joined by Alabama nose guard Terrence Cody and Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes. Suh leads Nebraska with 65 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 20 quarterback hurries, 10 pass breakups and three blocked kicks, while adding 6.5 sacks. Suh talks about taking care of business on Friday.
Safety Larry Asante and kicker Alex Henery have been named Big 12 Players of the Week. Asante is NU’s fourth defensive player to win the award Suh, Crick and O’Hanlon. Asante had a season high 10 tackles, forced a fumble at the one yard line and intercepted another in NU’s Big 12 north clinching win over K-State. Henery punted six times for a 45.5 average, made his only field goal attempt and both PATs in Nebraska’s win over Kansas State.
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