Nebraska Cornhusers’ Bell Setting Sights on Receiving Record
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Kenny Bell is on track to have one of the best seasons ever by a Nebraska receiver, and he just might achieve his goal of becoming the first Cornhusker to crack 1,000 yards receiving in a season.
Bell has 20 catches for 463 yards through six games. Assuming the Huskers play the minimum of 12 games, he would need to increase his per-game average from 77 to 90 yards to pass 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers' record of 942 yards and hit 1,000.
Bell figures if he has a big season statistically, it can only help the Huskers (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten), who visit Northwestern (6-1, 2-1) on Saturday.
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