Nebraska 56
Northwestern 7

Oct. 2, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | BTN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Northwestern 7 0 0 0 7
Nebraska 21 14 14 7 56
First quarter
NU: Martinez 1 run (Culp kick) 14:10
NU: Martinez 1 run (Culp kick) 9:19
NU: Martinez 25 run (Culp kick) 4:14
NW: Robinson 28 pass from Hilinski (Kuhbander kick) 1:37
Second quarter
NU: Johnson 5 run (Culp kick) 12:37
NU: Johnson 9 run (Culp kick) 0:42
Third quarter
NU: Betts 83 run (Culp kick) 13:48
NU: Toure 38 pass from Martinez (Culp kick) 9:16
Fourth quarter
NU: Morrison 4 run (Culp kick) 9:44

                         NW        NEB
First Downs ............ 17         28
  Rushing ............... 6         18
  Passing .............. 10          8
  Penalty ............... 1          2
Rushes-Net Yds ...... 26-37     53-427
Passing Yards ......... 256        230
  Comp-Att-Int .... 25-40-0    15-21-0
Total Offense ...... 66-293     74-657
Fumbles-Lost .......... 3-1        1-0
Penalized-Yds ........ 6-53       4-19
Punts-Avg .......... 6-43.5     1-84.0
Punt Returns-Avg ...... 0-0        0-0
KO Returns-Avg ..... 1-18.0        0-0
Possession Time ..... 25:55      34:05
3rd. Down Conv. ...... 5/14        5/9
4th. Down Conv. ....... 1/3        1/2
Red Zone Scoring ...... 0/1        5/6
Sacks-Yds ............. 0-0       4-38

RUSHING
NW: Hull 7-31; Tyus 6-29; Clair 6-23; Niro 1-1; Hilinski 1-minus-47.

NU: Yant 13-127; Betts 1-83; Johnson 12-74; Martinez 8-50; Stepp 5-29; Morrison 5-26; Smothers 4-20; Masker 1-13; Weinmaster 1-4; Jewett 1-3; Manning 1-1; TEAM 1-minus-3.

PASSING
NW: Hilinski 25-39-0 256; Richardson 0-1-0 0.

NU: Martinez 11-17-0 202; Masker 3-3-0 17; Smothers 1-1-0 11.

RECEIVING
NW: Robinson 8-116; Washington 3-64; Clair 2-22; Hull 3-11; Lang 1-11; Kirtz 3-10; Hooper Price 1-8; Pugh 1-6; Mangieri 1-5; Gill 1-3; Niro 1-0.

NU: Toure 2-108; Manning 1-28; Falck 2-25; Martin 2-18; Betts 2-13; Belt 1-11; Boerkircher 1-7; Nixon 1-5; Johnson 1-5; Vokolek 1-5; Liewer 1-5.

Attendance: 87,364

Adrian Martinez
Adrian Martinez scores on a 25-yard run in the first quarter. | Kenny Larabee, KLIN

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Nebraska took control on the opening play from scrimmage and never looked back in posting the Huskers’ highest point total ever in Big Ten play and their most lopsided conference win since 2000.

The Huskers rolled up more than 400 yards of offense by halftime and coasted to the 56-7 win on Homecoming night. Big plays by Jaquez Yant, Samori Toure, Zavier Betts and Adrian Martinez sparked the offense, while a pivotal first-half stop near the goal line by JoJo Domann and Deontre Thomas was a highlight on the defensive side.

A reshuffled offensive line helped Nebraska rush for 427 yards and seven touchdowns.

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Commentary

Stryker

It was one game, according to Frost. Just one game. And that’s a good way to look at it.

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Vogel

A team has to play well to win by seven touchdowns, and this game might’ve been Nebraska’s best under Frost in terms of complete effort.

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Callahan

The left side of Teddy Prochazka and Nouri Nouili looked physical. They fired off the ball and this was a different-looking offensive line than the one we’ve seen the last five weeks.

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Washut

It’s funny: when you don’t turn the football over, commit costly penalties, or have game-changing special teams blunders, good things generally happen.

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Shatel

Next week, and the weeks after that, will tell us what this all meant. But it sure looked like an arrival.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

Even if you sensed Nebraska was on the verge of a breakthrough triumph, it was difficult to imagine this level of dominance.

Lincoln Journal Star
Chatelain

A declining powerhouse reinvented itself with trendy, new offensive plays, hard-nosed defense and an old-fashioned beatdown of the defending division champs.

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Wirt

It’s not a cause for full-on celebration, but to quote Frost, Saturday night was ‘a good first step.’

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