South Dakota State (0-2, 0-0) fell to No. 9 Nebraska (2-0, 1-0) 36-6 Sunday afternoon in Frost Arena. Junior Cody Pack (157 lbs) scored the only points for the Jacks as he pinned John Svoboda at 4:47.
“Cody came out and dominated,” head coach Chris Bono said. “He was aggresive from the get go and never let Svoboda in the match.”
Following a first period takedown, pack used an escape, takedown and two-point nearfall early in the second period to take a 7-0 lead. Following another takedown and two-point nearfall, Pack recorded the fall at 4:47.
“Nebraska came in and brought the fight to us,” Bono said. “They are a top-10 team for a reason. We need to get better. We will take away some positives from today and start building towards next weekend’s battle with NDSU.”
The Jacks will host the Bison on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. in the inaugural Battle of the Border Bell.
Nebraska vs South Dakota State play-by-play
#9 Nebraska 36 South Dakota State 6
125: #15 Tim Lambert (NEB) by major dec. over Isaac Andrade (SDSU), 9-1
133: Colton McCrystal (NEB) by dec. over Brance Simms (SDSU), 8-3
141: Anthony Abidin (NEB) by dec. over Eric Orozco (SDSU), 9-3
149: #6 Jake Sueflohn (NEB) by major dec. over Alex Kocer (SDSU), 13-0
157: Cody Pack (SDSU) by pin over John Svoboda (NEB), 4:47
165: Austin Wilson (NEB) by dec. over Joe Brewster (SDSU), 6-2
174: #4 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by pin over John Nething II (SDSU), 6:53
184: TJ Dudley (NEB) by major dec. over Ben Schwery (SDSU), 9-1
197: Spencer Johnson (NEB) by dec. over Trey Hable (SDSU), 6-2
HWT: Collin Jensen (NEB) by pin over J.J. Everard (SDSU), 1:43
NOTES: Today’s pin was Pack’s second of the year, with the other coming in his first match of the season…today’s attendance was a season-high 781…today was freshman Isaac Andrade’s Jackrabbit debut…SDSU sent wrestlers to compete in the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open on Saturday…SDSU had five placewinnners, including Nate Rotert, who won the 197-lb bracket, going 4-0…Shea Nolan (184), Brady Ayers (174), Jake Turk (184) and Luke Zilverberg (149) also placed on the day.
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