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Up, up and away: Huskers ending balloon release after 1st TD

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska's gameday tradition of fans releasing helium-filled red balloons to celebrate the Cornhuskers' first touchdown is ending.

Balloons have been handed out to fans near the stadium entrance before games since the early 1960s. Athletic director Trev Alberts said on his radio show Monday night a global shortage of helium led to the decision to end the practice.

Russia is one of the top helium suppliers, and Alberts said U.S. sanctions in response to the war in Ukraine have caused a shortage. Alberts said university leaders want the helium that would have been used in the balloons to go to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for medical use.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: A. Martinez2863
Passing TDs: A. Martinez14
Rushing Yards: A. Martinez525
Rushing TDs: A. Martinez13
Receiving Yards: S. Toure898
Receiving TDs: S. Toure5
Interceptions: D. Williams4
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/27 at Northwestern TBA
9/3 vs. North Dakota TBA
9/10 vs. Georgia Southern TBA
9/17 vs. Oklahoma TBA
10/1 vs. Indiana TBA
10/7 at Rutgers TBA
10/15 at Purdue TBA
10/29 vs. Illinois TBA
11/5 vs. Minnesota TBA
11/12 at Michigan TBA
11/19 vs. Wisconsin TBA
11/25 at Iowa TBA
Big Ten
East
  Conference Overall
2 Michigan 8-1 12-2
6 Ohio State 8-1 11-2
10 Michigan State 7-2 11-2
Penn State 4-5 7-6
Maryland 3-6 7-6
Rutgers 2-7 5-8
Indiana 0-9 2-10
West
  Conference Overall
15 Iowa 7-2 10-4
Minnesota 6-3 9-4
Wisconsin 6-3 9-4
Purdue 6-3 9-4
Illinois 4-5 5-7
Nebraska 1-8 3-9
Northwestern 1-8 3-9
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5371 (54)
Passing Yards: 3197 (54)
Rushing Yards: 2174 (57)
Points per game: 27.9 (74)
Yards per game: 447.6 (21)
Touchdowns: 45 (57)
Field Goals: 8 (122)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4392 (29)
Passing Yards: 2629 (37)
Rushing Yards: 1763 (45)
Points per game: 22.7 (39)
Yards per game: 366.0 (48)
Touchdowns: 26 (6)
Field Goals: 16 (89)
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