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WATCH: Nebraska's First Special Teams Touchdown of 2018

October 27, 2018
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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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