Huskers dominate Terps on road
Junior receiver J.D. Spielman caught seven passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns, sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez compiled 288 yards of total offense, and a smothering, opportunistic Blackshirt defense led Nebraska to a dominating 54-7 victory over Maryland.
Nebraska (5-6, 3-5 Big Ten Conference) won for the first time since Oct. 5, producing its largest margin of victory in a Big Ten game and collecting its first November road victory since 2015.
Martinez passed for 194 yards and ran for 94 as Nebraska finished with 531 total yards, including 305 rushing. The Huskers committed only one penalty and gained 31 first downs.
The Nebraska defense, meanwhile, recovered four fumbles, including one on special teams, and held Maryland scoreless until Javon Leake’s 58-yard touchdown run with 3:13 remaining in the game. Prior to that, the Terrapins had run only two plays in Nebraska territory, none beyond the 48-yard line.
Nebraska collected a season-high six sacks and held Maryland to 206 total yards, the fewest the Huskers have allowed this season.