Nebraska wrestling overcomes deficit with three straight wins to beat Purdue

LINCOLN — No. 19 Nebraska got three straight wins late in Friday’s dual to earn a 20-15 victory over No. 22 Purdue at the Devaney Center.

Purdue won four straight matches, capped by Nate Limmex’s 5-3 upset over ninth-ranked CJ Red at 141 pounds, to take a 12-8 lead with four matches left.

But the Huskers then got a technical fall from Colton McCrystal at 149 pounds, a 7-2 decision from Tyler Berger at 157 and a 13-2 major decision from Isaiah White at 165 to secure the win.

Early in the dual, Nebraska freshman Eric Schultz recorded a second-period pin at 197 pounds. Schultz led 13-4 before the pin.

In the final match, 12th-ranked Dylan Lydy of Purdue and Beau Breske were tied 1-1 before Lydy got a takedown 40 seconds into sudden-victory.

Nebraska, which improves to 2-1 in Big Ten duals, goes on the road to face Northwestern next Friday.

Nebraska 20, Purdue 15

184: Taylor Venz, N, dec. Max Lyon, 5-3. 197: Eric Schultz, N, pinned Kobe Woods, 4:50. HWT: Shawn Streck, P, dec. David Jensen, 12-5. 125: Devin Schroder, P, dec. Mitchell Maginnis, 7-5. 133: Ben Thornton, P, dec. Brian Peska, 6-0. 141: Nate Limmex, P, dec. CJ Red, 5-3. 149: Colton McCrystal, N, tech. fall Koby Reyes, P, 21-6. 157: Tyler Berger, N, dec. Griffin Parriott, 7-2. 165: Isaiah White, N, major dec. Jacob Morrissey, 13-2. 174: Dylan Lydy, P, dec. Beau Breske, 3-1 SV-1. (Nebraska was penalized one team point for unsportsmanlike conduct.) A: 1,031.