Cameron Meredith registered two quarterback sacks.

Nebraska 40
Chattanooga 7

Sep. 3, 2011 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | BTN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Chattanooga 0 0 7 0 7
Nebraska 10 13 17 0 40

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1st quarter
NEB: Taylor Martinez 7 run (Brett Maher kick) 10:08
NEB: Maher 50 field goal, 1:52
2nd quarter
NEB: Maher 48 field goal, 10:11
NEB: Martinez 43 run (Maher kick) 2:07
NEB: Maher 34 field goal, 0:10
3rd quarter
CHA: Marlon Anthony 13 pass from B.J. Coleman (Nick Pollard kick) 11:43
NEB: Maher 21 field goal, 8:30 
NEB: Rex Burkhead 3 run (Maher kick) 7:28
NEB: Martinez 47 run (Maher kick) 6:08
  
                             CHA      NEB
First downs ................. 13       18
  By rushing ................. 5        8
  By passing ................. 7        7
  By penalty ................. 1        3
Rushes-Yards (net) ....... 31-60   43-229
Passing yards (net) ........ 170      135
  Att-Comp-Int ......... 36-22-1  25-12-0
Total offense ........... 67-230   68-364
Fumble returns-Yards ....... 1-3      0-0
Punt returns-Yards ......... 2-6     5-69
Kickoff returns-Yards .... 6-115      1-0
Int. returns-Yards ......... 0-0      1-1
Punts-Average ........... 9-41.9   4-52.0
Fumbles-Lost ............... 2-0      4-2
Penalties-Yards ........... 8-76     3-33
Possession time .......... 32:21    27:39
Third-down conv. ....... 6 of 18  9 of 18
Fourth-down conv. ....... 0 of 1   1 of 1
Red-zone scores-Chances .... 1-2      4-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards...... 1-5     3-24
 
RUSHING
CHA: M.Green 7-37; T.Tyson 4-15; J.Jackson 5-15; C.Awuah 10-13; T.Green 1-5; TEAM 1-minus 1; B.Coleman 3-minus 24

NEB: T.Martinez 19-135; R.Burkhead 11-75; B.Heard 3-12; A.Green 2-7; J.Turner 1-4; A.Abdullah 4-1; T.Legate 1-1; B.Carnes 2-minus 6

PASSING
CHA: B.Coleman 19-33-1-174; G.Nichols 3-3-0-minus 4

NEB: T.Martinez 11-22-0-116; R.Burkhead 0-1-0-0; B.Carnes 1-1-0-19; TEAM 0-1-0-0

RECEIVING
CHA: J.Bradford 4-47; C.Awuah 4-43; F.Shafaat 4-34; M.Green 3-8; J.Veres 2-17; M.Anthony 1-13; J.Jackson 1-4; S.Allison 1-4; T.Robinson 1-1; T.Hudson 1-minus 1.

NEB: Q.Enunwa 4-58; B.Kinnie 2-7; B.Cotton 1-27; J.Turner 1-19; K.Reed 1-13; S.Jean-Baptiste 1-7; T.Marlowe 1-3; B.Heard 1-1

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Quarterback Taylor Martinez rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns and Brett Maher enjoyed a perfect debut as Nebraska’s starting kicker in the Huskers’ 40-7 win over Tennessee at Chattanooga. It was Nebraska’s first game as a member of the Big Ten Conference

Martinez produced the sixth 100-yard rushing game of his career and sprinted for touchdown runs of 47, 43 and seven yards in Nebraska’s new-look offense. He completed 11 of 22 passes for 116 yards.

While Martinez and Maher combined to put up 34 of Nebraska’s 40 points, Cameron Meredith, Jared Crick and Lavonte David led the Blackshirts.

Meredith, a defensive end, uncorked a pair of sacks for 22 yards in losses and intercepted a pass that was deflected at the line of scrimmage by defensive tackle Crick. The interception set up Rex Burkhead’s third-quarter touchdown run to put the Huskers ahead 33-7.

Early in the fourth quarter, Meredith scooped up a field goal attempt that was blocked at the line by Josh Williams.

Crick finished with five tackles, including two for loss. David, a preseason All-America linebacker, had a team-leading nine tackles.

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2011 schedule
04/16 Red 32, White 29
09/03 Chattanooga W 40-7
09/10 Fresno St. W 42-29
09/17 Washington W 51-38
09/24 @ Wyoming W 38-14
10/01 @ Wisconsin L 17-48
10/08 Ohio St. W 34-27
10/22 @ Minnesota W 41-14
10/29 Michigan St. W 24-3
11/05 Northwestern L 25-28
11/12 @ Penn St. W 17-14
11/19 @ Michigan L 17-45
11/25 Iowa W 20-7
01/02 @ South Carolina L 13-30
A stop by the defense

Commentary

Stryker

There was plenty about the offense that did not go as advertised.

HuskerMax
Shatel

It's the first year of a new scheme. Beck is a rookie calling plays. You do the math.

Omaha World-Herald
Hamar

It was just a game where the Huskers never really started hitting on all cylinders.

Grand Island Independent
Severe

If there was an MVP of the game it might be Brett Maher.

1620 The Zone
Jones

Stafford made some big hits and made me bring my roster out of my pocket to see who he was.

HuskerMax
Jarecke

Were you expecting more than vanilla this week?

HuskerMax
Husker Mike

The new offense was stymied by a rather ineffective performance by the offensive line.

Vogel

Struggling in parts of the game against an overmatched foe is much more illustrative than the fool’s gold of a blowout.

Big Red Network
Sorensen

This offensive line is raw and ultimately, fans need to give them time to find their groove.

Husker Locker
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