Nebraska vs. Iowa, 11.28.14

Nebraska defensive end Jack Gangwish (center) celebrates a fourth quarter tackle of Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock (left) on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at Kinnick Stadium.

Speculation and a couple tweets from teammates suggested Nebraska defensive end Jack Gangwish might be suspended for part of the Holiday Bowl on Saturday.

National animal rights activists, led by PETA, have been pushing the school to demand discipline against Gangwish, who tried to take a selfie with a raccoon, then killed the animal after it bit him.

If Gangwish is being disciplined, it doesn't entail anything related to Saturday's game.

"Jack Gangwish is cleared to play the entire football game," Husker interim head coach Barney Cotton told reporters after practice Tuesday at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California.

A few other nuggets from NU's first San Diego-area bowl workout for this year's game:

-- Cotton addressed the team after practice. One of his messages:

"This trip is meant to be a reward, but it's also a business trip. We're going to work hard and have a good time, but (the players) also are expected to make good choices and enter the game in peak condition."

-- Cotton confirmed junior running back Imani Cross is ruled out of the bowl game with a knee injury. Meanwhile, junior BUCK linebacker David Santos missed Tuesday's practice. But Cotton said Santos hasn't been ruled out of the game.

Middle linebacker Trevor Roach (foot) made it through most of the practice.

"Roach is working his way back ... We expect him to play," Cotton said. "He's still doing a lot of rehab, and doing a lot of conditioning and things like that."

-- Ameer Abdullah isn't wearing a knee brace and is running "much more like his old self," Cotton said.

-- More coming.


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