Omaha Sports InsiderOSI CollegeOSI Nebraska HuskersOSI Huskers Football

Actions

FINAL: Nebraska gets blasted by Michigan

Posted: 2:33 PM, Sep 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-22 21:15:58Z
FINAL: Nebraska. gets blasted by Michigan
FINAL: Nebraska. gets blasted by Michigan
FINAL: Nebraska. gets blasted by Michigan
FINAL: Nebraska. gets blasted by Michigan
FINAL: Nebraska. gets blasted by Michigan
FINAL: Nebraska. gets blasted by Michigan
FINAL: Nebraska. gets blasted by Michigan

It was an ugly game from start to finish as Nebraska was dominated by Michigan 56-10.

Quarterback Adrian Martinez started against the Wolverines after a right knee sprain kept him out last week against Troy.

On his first series, he had a pass tipped at the line and it was intercepted. Wide receiver JD Spielman was his intended target, was wide open and likely would have scored a touchdown.

Michigan dominated the first half after that, scoring 39 straight points.

The Huskers defense was gashed constantly in the running game. The offensive line looked outmatched against Michigan's defense. The Wolverines lived in Nebraska's backfield blowing up plays before they could even develop.

Martinez wouldn't start the second half and Andrew Bunch would instead.

However, Bunch got injured on his first play, forcing Martinez back in. That drive stalled, Nebraska would punt, and Michigan punt returner Donovan Peoples-Jones returned the punt for a 60 yard touchdown to make it 46-0.

Bunch returned the drive after and led the team down the field. The drive resulted in kicker Barrett Pickering knocking through a field goal to avoid being shut out. Nebraska trailed 46-3 at this point of the third quarter.

Late in the fourth quarter, Wyatt Mazour scored his first touchdown of his college career on a 3-yard run to make it 56-10.

The garbage time scores didn't have any lasting impact in Nebraska's Big Ten opening loss. The team is also still winless on the season, falling to 0-3 for the first time since 1945..

The Huskers had only 132 total yards for the game. After rushing for 329 yards against Colorado and 187 yards against Troy, the Huskers were held to just 39 yards on the ground Saturday against stiffer competition.

The Huskers will now prepare for a home game against Purdue next week. Kickoff for that game is set for 2:30 p.m.