Ozigbo scores on a 40-yard touchdown run on the game's opening drive.

Nebraska 53
Minnesota 28

Oct. 20, 2018 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | BTN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Minnesota 0 8 14 6 28
Nebraska 14 14 8 17 53
First quarter
NU: Ozigbo 40 run (Pickering kick) 13:04
NU: Ozigbo 59 run (Pickering kick) 1:25
Second quarter
NU: Martinez 3 run (Pickering kick) 11:40
NU: Spielman 9 pass from Martinez (Pickering kick) 1:58
UM: Douglas 13 pass from Annexstad (Morse run) 0:52
Third quarter
UM: Ibrahim 1 run (Carpenter kick) 13:49
UM: Green 4 run (Carpenter kick) 7:22
NU: Morgan 35 pass from Martinez (Morgan pass from Martinez) 6:04
Fourth quarter
NU: Pickering 32 field goal, 7:53
NU: Morgan 67 pass from Martinez (Pickering kick) 5:19
UM: T. Morgan 9 run (run failed) 4:14
NU: Washington 3 run (Pickering kick) 1:57

                              UM       NU
FIRST DOWNS.................. 22       28
  Rushing..................... 5       18
  Passing.................... 16        9
  Penalty..................... 1        1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 36-125   43-383
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 349      276
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 36-20-1  30-25-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 72-474   73-659
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards.......... 1-7      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 5-158     2-32
Int. Returns-Yards.......... 0-0      1-0
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 6-41.3   3-41.7
Fumbles-Lost................ 0-0      2-1
Penalties-Yards............ 8-80     6-43
Possession Time........... 30:58    29:02
Third-Down Conv. ....... 5 of 14  8 of 12
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 1 of 3   0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 4-6      4-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 2-12      1-5

RUSHING: Minnesota-Ibrahim, M 18-49; Morgan, Tanner 4-35; Williams, Bryce 5-18; Green, Seth 5-17; Femi-Cole, J 1-9; Annexstad, Zack 3-minus 3. Nebraska-Devine Ozigbo 12-152; Adrian Martinez 15-125; M. Washington 14-109; JD Spielman 1-2; TEAM 1-minus 5.

PASSING: Minnesota-Annexstad, Zack 9-20-0-135; Morgan, Tanner 11-16-1-214. Nebraska-Adrian Martinez 25-29-0-276; M. Washington 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING: Minnesota-Johnson, Tyler 11-184; Douglas, D 3-31; Autman-Bell, C 2-75; Bateman, Rashod 2-15; Green, Seth 1-31; Witham, Bryce 1-13. Nebraska-Stanley Morgan 10-163; JD Spielman 8-77; Devine Ozigbo 3-25; M. Washington 2-1; Mike Williams 1-7; Kade Warner 1-3.

Attendance: 89,272

Maurice Washington
Maurice Washington rushes for a short gain in the first quarter.

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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.

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Adrian Martinez finishes a 37-yard run in the third quarter.

Commentary

Stryker

After two weeks of hearing Frost say his team had turned the corner and looked better at practice than he’d ever seen, Husker fans got to see the evidence themselves.

HuskerMax
Vogel

Now it feels like the Frost era can really begin.

Hail Varsity
Christopherson

Appreciate what you're watching in true freshman Adrian Martinez, please. As rough as the team start has been for this program, the kid was nails once again.

Hamar

The first win is in the books. The suffering is, at least for now, over.

Grand Island Independent
Callahan

I felt like I was watching the 1983 Nebraska vs. Minnesota game the way the Huskers were rolling in the first half.

HuskerOnline
Peterson

Nebraska didn’t put together a complete game Saturday but it made plays when it needed to make plays. Nebraska earned itself a night to feel good about.

Hail Varsity
Chatelain

Yes, Nebraska football is still here — like it always was — for the hardy, the stubborn, the resilient.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

The Huskers averaged 8.9 per carry. They sank P.J. Fleck's row boat.

Lincoln Journal Star
Shatel

It felt and looked like the beginning of something — the next step or progression for the offense. It’s becoming faster, more second nature.

Omaha World-Herald
Hardesty

The record next to Nebraska may say 1-6, but the Huskers are growing up fast.

Daily Nebraskan
Scroggins

The entire defense looked woefully unprepared to stop either the run or pass. That falls on Fleck but especially defensive coordinator Robb Smith.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune
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