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Nebraska Football

WATCH: Nebraska's First Special Teams Touchdown of 2018

October 27, 2018

Nebraska's first special teams touchdown of 2018 came from the guy who supplied its first special teams touchdown of 2017.

On wideout JD Spielman's first chance of the afternoon against Bethune-Cookman, the sophomore fielded a punt at the Huskers' 23-yard-line, waited for his blocks to set up then exploded for a 77-yarder to put NU up 14-0.

Spielman served as the Huskers' primary kick returner a season ago while senior wideout De'Mornay Pierson-El handled punt return duties. Spielman averaged 24.8 yards a return with a touchdown in the opener against Arkansas State last year.

Now-departed wideout Tyjon Lindsey opened the season as the lead punt returner but lost the job after a fumbled punt against Michigan.

Coming into the day, Spielman was averaging seven yards a return but has only seen three chances. He probably won't get many more Saturday after his first. He has 48 catches for 614 yards and seven scores this season.

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