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Khalil Davis and Deontre Thomas stand side by side looking for play call during game
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Huskers Put Out Travel Roster for Ohio State Matchup

November 03, 2018

UPDATE (10:35 a.m.): Sophomore outside linebacker Breon Dixon did travel with the team and is dressed to play. He warmed up with the outside linebackers. Dixon was not listed on the Huskers' travel roster. 

COLUMBUS — Nebraska (2-6, 1-4 Big Ten) released an updated travel roster Saturday morning in advance of its meeting with No. 10 Ohio State (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten).

Here are a couple notes on the additions and omissions:

>> Sophomore defensive end Deontre Thomas has made the trip. Thomas played in each of the Huskers' first four games this season but has missed the four since. He broke a bone in his hand against Purdue and has practiced with a club over the hand. On Monday of this week, head coach Scott Frost said the plan with Thomas was to redshirt him this season and save his sophomore year of eligibility.

But with news that end DaiShon Neal had season-ending surgery, Nebraska appeared thin at the defensive end spot. Sophomore Ben Stille said senior defensive tackle Mick Stoltenberg will slide outside but is mostly providing depth at the spot. With Neal officially out, keep an eye on whether Thomas sees the field. He might only be here in case of emergency, but if he plays his redshirt will be burned. 

>> Sophomore outside linebacker Breon Dixon did not make the trip. After transferring from Ole Miss, Nebraska fought for immediate eligibility for the 5-foot-11, 205-pound linebacker. He was granted it but has yet to appear in a single game this season.

Last week against Bethune-Cookman looked like the week for him to make his debut, with Nebraska looking to get plenty of new faces on the field, but Dixon didn't even dress. During the week, his position coach said the plan was to use all four of his afforded games under the new redshirt rules and the reason for his lack of playing time so far has stemmed from a lack of consistency throughout practice. 

That situation will probably need further clarification in the coming days.

>> Freshman tight end Katerian Legrone is back on the travel roster after making the trip to Northwestern. He caught his first pass of the season against Bethune-Cookman a week ago.

>> Wideouts Todd Honas, Jaevon McQuitty and Andre Hunt all traveled as well. McQuitty hasn't caught a pass this season but offensive coordinator Troy Walters said this week the sophomore has been getting close. Hunt has only appeared twice this year.

>> Defensive linemen Damian Jackson and Chris Walker also made the trip for the Huskers. Walker did not travel to Northwestern.

>> Cornerback Braxton Clark made the trip after staying home for Northwestern. he might have taken safety Marquel Dismuke's seat on the bus (or plane, but the old ways just sound better). Dismuke didn't play a week ago against Bethune-Cookman. 

>> Freshman running back Miles Jones didn't make the trip. He made his season debut against Bethune-Cookman last week.

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