Resilient Huskers run past Gophers: Nebraska exorcised its demons to thwart a second-half Minnesota comeback attempt and roll to a 53-28 win over the visiting Gophers.
The Huskers scored early and often as Nebraska notched its first win under coach Scott Frost to the delight 89,272 fans in the 365th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium.
Nebraska’s 25-point win included several stat lines that stirred the echoes of days of Husker past, including three Big Red rushers each rolling up more than 100 yards on the afternoon: Devine Ozigbo (12-152), Adrian Martinez (15-125) and Maurice Washington (14-109). The last time Nebraska featured three 100-yard rushers was in a 56-21 win at Washington in 2010.
The Huskers’ 53 points were their most against a Big Ten foe since joining the conference, as were their 659 yards of total offense.
Martinez amassed more than 400 yards of total offense for the third time, completing 25 of 29 passes for 276 yards and three touchdowns. Stanley Morgan Jr. also had a huge day, hauling in a career-best 10 receptions for 163 yards and two scores, including a 67-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that put the game out of reach. JD Spielman added eight catches for 77 yards and a score of his own.