Nebraska fans were in freak-out mode at the start of this game as the Huskers fumbled on consecutive drives, spotting the evil Colorado Buffaloes a 14-0 lead. Then our beloved Huskers started playing football, taking a 21-17 lead into halftime.
At the half:
- Nebraska has 243 rushing yards, Colorado has 9.
- Nebraska has 329 total yards compared to Colorado at 139.
- Quarterback Steven Montez is 15-21 for 130 yards and a 1 TD.
- Adrian Martinez is 9-11 for 86 yards, and Nebraska’s leading rush with 8 for 86 yards and two TDs.
Below is the scoring summary so far:
Colorado’s first touchdown came after Greg Bell coughed the ball up on a third and four in Buffalo territory. Colorado marched down the field with ease, going 86 yards in eight plays, topped off when Jay MacIntyre took a three-yard reception from Steven Montez. Montez was perfect on the first offensive series, going 6-for-6 for 72 yards.
An Adrian Martinez fumble was recovered by Colorado on the Nebraska 24, and the Buff punched it in the end zone 1:42 later, going 24 yards in four plays. Lavis Shenault scored on a three-yard rush when coach Mike McIntyre went for it on 4th and 1.
Martinez scored his first collegiate touchdown on the ensuing drive, a 41-yard run off a zone read keeper. The key play of the drive came when Martinez converted a third and long, throwing a 19-yard reception to Mike Williams.
Devine Ozigbo scored from 8 yards out for Nebraska’s second touchdown. The drive was 7 plays, 52 yards, and took 2:47. The drive featured several runs up the middle by Ozigbo, and the Husker offensive line pushing Buff defenders like they were overstuff rag dolls. The key play of the drive was Martinez’ amazing scramble and escape from a Colorado defender, and then throwing a 19-yard STRIKE to Stanley Morgan Jr.
Martinez scored his second touchdown with 2:24 left in the second quarter. The drive was 8 plays, 79 yards, and took 3:07. Key plays of the drive - Greg Bell up the middle for 45 yards to the Colorado 30. Martinez with a 14-yard pass to Kurt Radal for 14 yards to the three. At this point, Colorado has -5 rushing yards to Nebraska’s 245. WEWEEeeheeeeeeeehhhhheeeeeeeee!
James Stefanou kicked a 40-yard field goal to get Colorado some points before the half. Colorado finally picked up a first down after four three-and-outs in a row. The drive started at the Colorado 23, went 11 plays for 52 yards, and took 1:51.