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HALFTIME: Nebraska football struggling against Michigan

Posted: 12:37 PM, Sep 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-22 20:17:01Z
HALFTIME: Nebraska struggling against Michigan
HALFTIME: Nebraska struggling against Michigan
HALFTIME: Nebraska struggling against Michigan
HALFTIME: Nebraska struggling against Michigan
HALFTIME: Nebraska struggling against Michigan
HALFTIME: Nebraska struggling against Michigan

Nebraska got off to a slow start once again, but this time they aren't recovering, as they trail 39-0 at halftime.

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

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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 ave scored a touchdown.

Instead, Michigan drove the ball down the field and ended up scoring a touchdown on a short yardage run by Wolverine fullback Ben Mason to make is 7-0.

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On Michigan's next drive, running back Karan Higdon busted a 44 yard touchdown to make it 14-0. Michigan would keep piling it on to balloon the lead to 39 points.

Another slow start for the Huskers was due to a mix of a couple things. The defense was gashed constantly in the  running game. Then Michigan's defense relentlessly using its speed to disrupt plays in Nebraska's backfield.