Huskers miss chances against Buffs: Steven Montez’s touchdown pass with 1:06 remaining gave Colorado a 33-28 win over Nebraska, spoiling the debut of Husker head coach Scott Frost.
The Huskers, who overcame an early 14-0 deficit, led 28-27 before Montez drove CU 77 yards for the winning score. A personal foul on NU on 3rd-and-24 kept the drive alive before Montez hit Laviska Shenault on a 40-yard strike for the winning score.
The Huskers, who were hurt by 11 penalties and three turnovers, still had an opportunity as backup quarterback Andrew Bunch drove NU to the Colorado 21 in the final minute but were unable to score in the final seconds.
Nebraska put up 565 total yards, including 329 rushing, as quarterback Adrian Martinez (117) and Greg Bell (104) both reached the century mark, the first time NU had two 100-yard rushers since 2014. Martinez added 187 yards on 15-of-20 passing in his collegiate debut before leaving the game with an injury.
The Blackshirts held CU to just 44 rushing yards while recording seven sacks – the most by the Nebraska defense in five seasons. But Montez answered with 351 yards on 33-of-50 passing with three scores, two touchdown passes to Jay MacIntyre and the game-winner to Shenault, who had 177 receiving yards.