The No. 7 Missouri Tigers saw their five-match winning streak come to an end on Sunday, as the No. 16 Nebraska Cornhuskers upended Mizzou by a 17-16 final in their Big 12 Conference opener.
Mizzou jumped out to a 10-3 lead after four matches, but the Huskers would go on to win four of the next five to take control of the dual.
Alan Waters won his 35th match of the year to open the day’s action, scoring a 5-3 decision on David Klingsheim. Nebraska picked up a win at 133 to even things up, but senior Todd Schavrien scored his eighth major decision of the season to give the Tigers a 7-3 lead.
At 149, redshirt freshman Kyle Bradley extended the Mizzou lead with a sudden victory win, edging Ross Grande by an 8-6 final. Nebraska took their first lead of the day after getting a decision at 157 and a technical fall at 165 to jump ahead 11-10.
Junior Dorian Henderson put the Tigers back on top with a 4-2 decision at 174, however, the Huskers took control of the match with back-to-back decisions at 184 and 197, extending their lead to 17-13.
Dom Bradley knocked off No. 11 Tucker Lane at heavyweight for his 20th win of the year, edging the Huskers by a 5-4 decision. Lane tied it up with a takedown with 40 seconds left in the match, but Bradley worked another escape to secure the victory.