It is HOT out there with some pre-game reports saying it is 131+ degrees on the field.
Both teams were trying hard to etablish the run with mixed success. The Huskers missed a field goal. Buffalo got into field goal range once themselves, but penalties took them back out. The way this game is going, those mistakes could make the difference.
A Damion Daniels sack (check the game recap for the “Snack Attack” gif) got the Huskers the ball back with 8:37 left in the half.
It looked to be more of a rock fight until Adrian Martinez did his best Houdini escape and got out of a sack and ran to the five yard line.
On that play, Adrian Martinez entered rarified air.
Adrian Martinez is in special territory, now one of five in the Big Ten with 6,000 career passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards. Gabe Ervin punches it in after the Adrian 71 yard run, 7-0 #Huskers— Joe Nugent (@joenuge) September 11, 2021
Gabe Ervin got the first points of the day with a two yard touchdown run.
The Husker propensity for poorly timed penalties appeared again when a Zavier Betts TD catch was negated by a holding call and the Huskers ended up punting it back to Buffalo.
Samori Toure made a HUGE play to get the touchdown and give Nebraska a two-score lead.
The Bulls worked their way down field and tried a 52 yard field goal as the half expired. Thankfully it was no good.
Buffalo is everything we expected, a tough physical team that is not intimidated by the atmosphere. Nebraska continues to make mistakes and needs to clean things up. Even a 14 point lead doesn’t feel safe.