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Nebraska football wins first game of season over Minnesota

Nebraska football wins first game of season over Minnesota
Posted at 6:11 PM, Oct 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-20 19:11:58-04

Nebraska football came away with its first win of the season over Minnesota to the tune of 53-28 Saturday, and "Let Me Clear My Throat" was finally played in Memorial Stadium. 

Nebraska had an all-around impressive performance on offense, generating 664 total yards (388 rushing yards, 276 passing yards), its most yards in a game since 2007. 

Quarterback Adrian Martinez completed 25 of his 29 passes for 276 yards, 3 touchdowns and no interceptions while rushing for 125 yards on 15 carries, including a 53 yard touchdown run. 

Devine Ozigbo shined bright early this afternoon with two long touchdown runs in the first half, one for 40 yards and one for 57. Ozigbo finished the day with 152 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns.

Maurice Washington got some work in too, as he finished with 15 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown that was the cherry on top at the end of the game.

Sophomore wide receiver J.D. Spielman became the first Husker to catch 100 career passes before his junior year as he finished with eight catches for 77 yards and a touchdown. 

Senior wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. got involved in a major way this afternoon with his 10 catches for 163 yards and two touchdowns. 

Nebraska's defense had some flashes of greatness, especially in the first half, but allowed Minnesota to rack up 455 yards of total offense.

Either way, it's a step in the right direction for Scott Frost and company, who now improve to 1-6 on the season.

Next up, the Huskers will take on Behtune Cookman Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. and will be televised on BTN. Nebraska added the matchup during its scheduled bye week after having to cancel the season opener against Akron.