JD Spielman snags a twice-deflected pass for a touchdown against Maryland.

Nebraska 54
Maryland 7

Nov. 23, 2019 • 2:30 p.m. Central
Capital One Field •College Park, MD • BTN
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First quarter
NU: Mills 6 run (Waldoch kick) 11:50
NU: Martinez 1 run (Waldoch kick) 5:39
NU: Waldoch 29 field goal, 3:28
Second quarter
NU: Spielman 25 pass from Martinez (Waldoch kick) 14:10
NU: Spielman 16 pass from Martinez (Waldoch kick) 3:54
NU: Waldoch 29 field goal, 0:00
Third quarter
NU: Waldoch 29 field goal, 10:14
NU: Johnson 1 run (Waldoch kick) 2:21
Fourth quarter
NU: Martin 18 field goal, 12:10
NU: McCaffrey 3 run (Waldoch kick) 5:10
MD: Leake 58 run (Petrino kick) 3:13

                            NEB       MD
FIRST DOWNS................. 31        9
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 57-305   31-149
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 226       57
  Att-Comp-Int......... 30-19-1   21-7-0
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 87-531   52-206
Fumble Returns-Yards...... 1-11      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 1-10      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 1-16     7-77
Int. Returns-Yards......... 0-0      1-0
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 2-53.0   5-41.8
Fumbles-Lost............... 1-0      4-4
Penalties-Yards........... 1-10     4-40
Possession Time.......... 39:58    20:02
Third-Down Conv. ...... 7 of 16  5 of 14
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 2 of 2   0 of 3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 9-10      0-0
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 6-33      1-1

NU: Adrian Martinez 10-94; Luke McCaffrey 10-83; Dedrick Mills 12-65; Rahmir Johnson 18-55; Jaylin Bradley 2-8; Wyatt Mazour 2-5; Brody Belt 1-3; TEAM 2-minus 8.

MD: Leake, Javon 8-80; Legendre, Lance 4-35; McFarland, A. 10-35; Jackson, Josh 6-9; Pigrome, T. 2-minus 5; DeSue, Tyler 1-minus 5.

NU:Adrian Martinez 16-25-1-194; Luke McCaffrey 3-5-0-32.

MD: Jackson, Josh 4-12-0-33; Pigrome, T. 3-7-0-24; DeSue, Tyler 0-1-0-0; Legendre, Lance 0-1-0-0.

NU: JD Spielman 7-104; Dedrick Mills 2-19; Kade Warner 2-14; Jaron Woodyard 2-4; Austin Allen 1-30; Mike Williams 1-24; Luke McCaffrey 1-12; Rahmir Johnson 1-12; Jack Stoll 1-7; Chris Hickman 1-0.

MD: Demus, Dontay 1-12; Cobbs, Brian 1-12; Okonkwo, C. 1-11; Jones, Darryl 1-10; Mabry, T. 1-6; Barnes, Noah 1-3; McFarland, A. 1-3.

Attendance: 34,082


Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

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.

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2019 schedule
04/13Reds 24, Whites 13
08/31S. AlabamaW 35-21
09/07@ ColoradoL 31-34
09/14N. IllinoisW 44-8
09/21@ IllinoisW 42-38
09/28Ohio St.L 7-48
10/05NorthwesternW 13-10
10/12@ MinnesotaL 7-34
10/26IndianaL 31-38
11/02@ PurdueL 27-31
11/16WisconsinL 21-37
11/23@ MarylandW 54-7
11/29IowaL 24-27
Luke Reimer upends a Terp.



For a Cornhusker team battling injuries, illness, and frankly, a fair amount of bad luck, the trip to College Park, Maryland, turned out to be as rejuvenating as a week in a health spa.


Erik Chinander's defense was exactly what they needed to be all year and needs to be again this upcoming Friday – opportunistic.


Nebraska isn’t in a spot where it can shrug off wins against basement teams. Nebraska is in a spot where it needs these kinds of games for growth.

Hail Varsity

The defense as a whole played one of its most fundamentally sound games of the season.

Daily Nebraskan

It by no means was the prettiest day for Frost's offense, but considering the circumstances, it was one of their more efficient.


The Huskers played in a manner that suggests they want the season to continue. That alone felt like progress.

Lincoln Journal Star

Here was a blowout win for Nebraska, an empty-the-bench kind of day. And on the road, no less. ... When was the last time anyone saw something like that?

Omaha World-Herald

It’s not a stretch to say this was the most complete game in Frost’s two years as coach, even though Maryland looked like a team that had already cashed it in.

Grand Island Independent
Husker Mike

Yes, Maryland was an awful team this weekend, but Nebraska did what good teams do to bad teams.

Corn Nation
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