Huskers suspend DT Baker Steinkuhler

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska has suspended starting defensive tackle Baker Steinkuhler for the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl because he was ticketed on suspicion of drunken driving.

Coach Bo Pelini said Wednesday that Steinkuhler won't participate in the Dec. 30 game against Washington because of his mistake.

Police Capt. David Beggs says the 21-year-old Steinkuhler was stopped around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday because he was driving in downtown Lincoln without headlights and he failed to signal a turn. Police say Steinkuhler's blood-alcohol content measured 0.115 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Steinkuhler has played a key role on Nebraska's defense this year and started all 13 games. He has 46 tackles and 3½ sacks.