Reds 49
Whites 9

Apr. 21, 2018 • 11 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • BTN
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First quarter
WHI: Rafdal 24 pass from Bunch (Frahm kick failed) 5:33
RED: Martinez 15 run (Pickering kick) 2:21
Second quarter
WHI: Frahm 30 field goal, 8:01
RED: McQuitty 25 pass from Martinez (Pickering kick) 4:55
RED: Mike Williams 3 pass from Gebbia (Pickering kick)2:42
RED: Martinez 6 run (Pickering kick) 1:25
Third quarter
RED: Mazour 43 run (Pickering kick) 4:47
Fourth quarter
RED: Martinez 23 run (Pickering kick) 12:15
RED: Warner 57 pass from Gebbia (Pickering kick) 7:34

                        WHI        RED
First downs              12         27
Rushes-Yards          31-75     50-269
Passing yards           142        239
  Att-Comp-Int      27-14-2    30-22-0
Total offense        58-217     80-508
Punts-Avg.           5-45.0     1-54.0
Fumbles-Lost            1-1        3-1
Penalties-Yards        7-43       2-10
Possession time       28:59      31:01
Third-down conv.       5/14       9/13
Fourth-down conv.       0/1        1/3

RUSHING: White-Austin Rose 2-23; Devine Ozigbo 10-22; Jaylin Bradley 7-18; Austin Hemphill 5-16; Andrew Bunch 2-5; Noah Vedral 5-minus 9. Red-Adrian Martinez 14-60; Greg Bell 8-54; Mikale Wilbon 10-54; Wyatt Mazour 4-52; Tyjon Lindsey 1-28; Bo Kitrell 2-13; Ben Miles 4-9; Tristan Gebbia 7-minus 1.

PASSING: White-Andrew Bunch 8-14-0-89; Noah Vedral 7-13-1-53; Todd Honas 0-1-1-0. Red-Tristan Gebbia 12-17-0-125; Adrian Martinez 10-13-0-114.

RECEIVING: White-Todd Honas 6-48; Devine Ozigbo 2-23; D. Engelhaupt 2-23; Kurt Rafdal 1-24; Bryan Reimers 1-24; Austin Rose 1-7; B. Hohenstein 1-0; Jaylin Bradley 1-minus 7. Red-Tyjon Lindsey 4-14; Austin Allen 3-43; Jaevon McQuitty 3-33; Mike Williams 3-18; Jack Stoll 3-17; Greg Bell 2-41; Justin McGriff 2-6; Kade Warner 1-57; Bo Kitrell 1-10.

Attendance: 86,818

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Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Record Crowd Watches Reds Take Spring Game, 49-9: Redshirt freshman Tristan Gebbia and freshman Adrian Martinez split time at quarterback for the Red team and combined to go 22-of-30 for 239 yards and three touchdowns as the Reds rolled to victory.

Martinez also led all rushers on the day with 60 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries. The Reds featured a balanced rushing attack, along with Martinez, Mikale Wilbon (54), Greg Bell (54) and Wyatt Mazour (52) all top 50 yards on the day.

The White team was quarterbacked by sophomore Andrew Bunch and sophomore transfer Noah Vederal. The two went 14-of-26 for 142 yards, with Bunch going 8-of-14 for 89 yards and one touchdown.

Defensively, junior inside linebacker Jacob Weinmaster of the White team led all players with 13 tackles, including a sack and two TFLs. His teammate Reid Karel also hit double-digit tackles with 11. The Red team was led in tackles by Mohamed Barry, who had eight, while Alex Davis had three sacks and an interception.

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Mike Williams with a reception.



No one cared about that score. They cared what their eyeballs told them about the quarterbacks, though.


Instead of potentially creating some separation going into the summer, it seemed like the Spring Game only clouded the picture at quarterback even further.


The good outweighed the bad by miles. Especially where Martinez was concerned.

Land of 10

There was still an abundance of mistakes, specifically nine penalties, but there were also many flashes of potential.

Daily Nebraskan

The main takeaway was that this isn’t a revival at all, but a reimagining of Nebraska football.

Hail Varsity

The 28 yard run by wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey was the first time I felt we ever saw him look like the guy we knew back in high school.


The missteps and mental errors seen here on Saturday are a reminder of the work that still lies ahead.


More than anything, today was a tease—a spring game dressed up as and a pep rally to prime the pump of possibilities


It was a feel-good day for fans ... maybe even a healing day for hardcore Huskers who had their love for their team tested to the limit last fall.


It's a three-man race, but Gebbia and Martinez were on the Red team with the best receivers and linemen for a reason. They're the clubhouse leaders.

Lincolnn Journal Star

A quick review by the untrained eye on Saturday: The Huskers have to get bigger to compete in the Big Ten. Big boy football has to return.

Martinez probably comes away from the spring game with the annual 'spring game hype' award.

Corn Nation
Husker Mike

With Stanley Morgan and J.D. Spielman sitting out the game, it was time for McQuitty and JUCO transfer Mike Williams to shine...and shine they did.

Corn Nation

In my opinion, the best thing about Frost this past week was sharing his private thoughts with Husker Nation about how much he misses Brook Berringer and the impact he had on the entire team.

This Fixer Upper won’t be done in an hour. But from what we saw, it should be a ton of fun.

Omaha World-Herald
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