2019 Nebraska @ Colorado postgame notes
• Nebraska, playing an overtime game for the seventh consecutive season, fell to 8-6 all-time in overtime. The Huskers have lost their last five overtime games since winning at Iowa on Nov. 28, 2014.
• With 31 points, Nebraska scored 28 points or more in its eighth straight game against Colorado, including 27 or more points in nine straight visits to Folsom Field.
• Nebraska held Colorado scoreless in the first half, marking the first time the Huskers have blanked an opponent in the first half since a 28-7 win over Maryland on Nov. 19, 2016 in Lincoln.
• Nebraska junior linebacker Will Honas had a career-high nine tackles in the game, bettering his eight-tackle effort last season against Troy.
• Sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez completed 16-of-26 passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 19 times for 66 yards and two touchdowns to account for 356 yards of total offense and tie his career high with four total touchdowns. Today’s game marked Martinez’s eighth career game with 300 yards of total offense, including two games against Colorado.
• In his last five road games dating back to last season, Martinez is averaging 351.8 yards of total offense. In those five games, Martinez has rushed 82 times for 308 yards (61.6 ypg) with six touchdowns. He has completed 113-of-174 passes (64.9%) for 1,451 yards (290.2 ypg) and eight touchdowns in his last five road games.
• Martinez passed for 290 yards to increase his career total to 3,085, making him the 12th player in Nebraska history with 3,000 career passing yards.
• Nebraska junior receiver JD Spielman had a 65-yard touchdown reception to open the scoring. The touchdown marked his sixth career touchdown of 65 yards or more.
• Spielman caught five passes for 112 yards in the game, marking his fifth career 100-yard receiving game, tying him for fifth place on the NU career chart. Spielman has caught a pass in 23 straight games and has multiple receptions in all 23 of those games. He increased his career receiving yardage total to 1,796 to move past Terrence Nunn (1,762 yards) into sixth place on the NU career chart.
• Nebraska sophomore running back Maurice Washington had a 75-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. Washington caught four passes for a career-high 118 yards, good for his second career 100-yard receiving game (102 at Iowa, 2018). He joins Marlon Lucky and Cory Ross as the only Nebraska backs to have two 100-yard receiving games in their career.
• With Spielman and Washington both topping 100 receiving yards, it marked the first time since Oct. 28, 2017 at Purdue that a pair of Huskers each had 100 receiving yards in the same game (Stanley Morgan Jr. – 112; Tyler Hoppes – 105).
• Nebraska had a five-play, 96-yard touchdown drive on its first possession to take a 7-0 lead. Nebraska has scored a touchdown on both of its opening possessions this season, and has scored a touchdown on its first possession in nine of 14 games under Head Coach Scott Frost. Scott Frost-coached teams (UCF, Nebraska) have scored a touchdown on their opening possession 18 times in 27 games over the past three seasons.
• The 96-yard touchdown drive on Nebraska’s first possession was the longest scoring drive on the opening drive under Scott Frost. The previous long was 81 yards last week and against Iowa in the regular-season finale in 2018. Five of Nebraska’s last six scoring drives on its opening possession have covered 75 yards or more.
• Nebraska had first-half scoring drives of 96 and 95 yards. That marked the first time under Scott Frost Nebraska has had two scoring drives of more than 90 yards.
• Nebraska’s trip to Boulder was its first since the 2009 regular-season finale, and its first in the stadium of a former Big 12 opponent since leaving the conference prior to the 2011 season.
• The 96-yard touchdown pass from Colorado’s Steven Montez to K.D. Nixon was the second-longest pass play ever against Nebraska, bettered only by a 98-yard touchdown pass by Missouri in 1976.
Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics