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Nebraska Linebacker Ben Stille Earns Big Ten Freshman of the Week Honors

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Stille played extremely well Friday night against the Illini with three tackles for loss and a sack.

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Nebraska linebacker Ben Stille was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for his play against Illinois. Stille recorded his first career sack and three tackles for loss in the game. He finished with four tackles.

Stille is a redshirt freshman from Ashland, Nebraska.

The Blackshirt defense held Illinois to 199 total yards and six points, the lowest Nebraska’s defense has allowed in a road game since 2006.