Huskers roll after Rams put up early fight
The Huskers struggled early but assumed control in the second quarter and rolled to a comfortable win over Fordham.
Adrian Martinez passed for 254 yards and Markese Stepp rushed for 101 as the Huskers topped 300 yards in both rushing and passing for just the third time in program history.
Martinez helped the Huskers build a 38-7 lead midway through the third quarter, before Logan Smothers took the field at quarterback.
Overall, Nebraska rushed the ball 64 times and the Husker rushing total likely would have been far greater if not for a historic defensive performance by Fordham’s Ryan Greenhagen. The senior middle linebacker became the first opposing defender in the history of Nebraska football to record 30 tackles against the Huskers. Greenhagen’s tackle total tied the Memorial Stadium record set by Husker Clete Pillen against Oklahoma State in 1976.