By Pat Harty
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Faith Ekakitie's final game at Kinnick Stadium produced the kind of pleasant memories that he will cherish forever.
But there was one incident from Friday's 40-10 victory over Nebraska that was anything but pleasant.
Ekakitie said a Nebraska player used a racial slur against him during the game. He declined to identify the player or what was specifically said.
"I'm not going to get into that," said Ekakitie, a senior defensive tackle from Brampton, Ontario. "It was earlier (in the game). I didn't bother telling any of my teammates.
'Later on, I did tell a couple guys, but at that point, I tried to let myself calm down first and try to move on from there."
Nebraska (9-3) never led in Friday's game and has now lost three of its four games against Iowa.
Iowa's success on the field made it easier for Ekakitie to get past the incident.
"We did have a game to play and you can't let your emotions get the best of you in the game of football," Ekakitie said. "I'm not going to put it all on karma. We obviously went out there and did the work. But it makes it that much sweeter."
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