It was an emotional afternoon in Memorial Stadium as the Nebraska finished off a perfect home record vs. the Maryland Terrapins 28-7. The #18 Huskers paid a final tribute to Sam Foltz during the introduction of the 29 player senior class before the game by each laying a rose on a flag at the 27 yard line.
Once the game got under way, the Huskers, behind the quarterbacking of Grand Island native Ryker Fyfe, got off to a quick start, putting 14 points on the board in the games first quarter. Fyfe, making his first start at home, was steady, though not flashy in his leadership of the NU offense in the first half. The QB was 23/37 for 220 yards on the afternoon. Fellow senior wide reciever Jordan Westerkamp hauled in a season high eight receptions including a 4-yard TD. Fittingly, another senior had a nice day running the ball. RB Terrell Newby punched it in for three TD's. His 22 carries netted him 98 yards.
A couple of seniors also led the way on defense. Linebackers Josh Banderas and Michael Rose-Ivey combined for 15 tackles, including two tackles for loss. The Huskers also sacked Terp QB Max Bortenschlager 5 times. The 5 sacks were a season high for the Huskers.
NU moves to 9-2 on the season and heads to Iowa City for the annual match-up with the Hawkeyes on Black Friday, looking to improve by 5 games from the previous regular season for the first time since 1962. Game time has yet to be announced.