Mizzou's Pinkel wants B12 to assess hit on Gabbert

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says safety Courtney Osborne put a clean hit on Blaine Gabbert, but Missouri coach Gary Pinkel says he wants to make sure.

Pinkel said Monday he's asked the Big 12 to assess videotape of Osborne's hit on the Tigers' quarterback in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 31-17 loss to the Cornhuskers.

The safety blitzed from the left side and hit Gabbert straight on. The question is whether it was an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit.

Pelini says Gabbert ducked into the hit. Pinkel says he didn't believe the hit was malicious but that he wanted it evaluated.

Nebraska's Eric Martin was suspended for the Missouri game for a hit on Oklahoma State's Andrew Hudson the week before.

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