Nebraska Football has First Win Under Head Coach Mickey Joseph


Kenneth Ferriera, Journal Star

On Oct. 1, interim head coach Mickey Joseph walked into Memorial stadium before the game. He walked in with his team.

Alex Vokoun, Writer

On Oct. 1, Nebraska football played Indiana at Memorial Stadium. The score of the game was 35-21, the first win under interim head coach Mickey Joseph. 


The game started with a 34-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Casey Thompson to wide receiver Oliver Martin. Indiana then scored a touchdown to make the score 7-7 off of a fumble by quarterback Brock Purdy and recovered the fumble in the end zone. 


Nebraska then blocked a punt by Indiana and cornerback Malcom Hatzeg recovered it and returned it for a touchdown to make the score 14-7. Running back Jaquez Yant then had a one-yard touchdown run to make it 21-7. The score was 21-21 going into halftime. 


In the fourth quarter, Thompson threw a 71-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Trey Palmer to make the score 28-21. To finish the game, Thompson ran one yard for a touchdown to make the final score 35-21.


“Trey Palmer had a big week, he led the team in yards and a touchdown,” sophomore Kaleb Bolte said. “He was the clear number one wide receiver on the team this week.”


Palmer had eight receptions for 157 yards and one touchdown.


The win against Indiana gave Nebraska their first win against a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) team since Oct. 2, 2021 against Northwestern. Joseph’s record at Nebraska as a head coach is now 1-1, with his loss being against Oklahoma. With the firing of defensive coordinator, Erik Chinander, the defense allowed 14 points against Indiana. 


“I don’t know if Mickey Joseph is the coach we should have next season,” sophomore Carson Schmidt said. “One win does not define a guy.”


The next Nebraska game is against Rutgers, in Piscataway, New Jersey, on Oct 7. The game will be at 6:00 p.m.