Postgame notes: 2019 Nebraska football @ Purdue

Category: Football
Darrion Daniels
Darrion Daniels returns an interception in the first quarter.
  • With the loss, the all-time series between the schools is now tied at 4-4, with Nebraska holding a 4-3 edge since the Huskers joined the Big Ten.
  • Junior receiver JD Spielman caught a 40-yard pass on the first play from scrimmage and had a 41-yard reception in the fourth quarter, giving him seven receptions this season covering at least 40 yards.
  • Spielman finished with six catches for 123 yards. He moved into eighth place with his third 100-yard receiving game of the season and into fourth place with his seventh career 100-yard receiving game.
  • Spielman has caught a pass in 30 straight games, the fifth-longest streak in school history. Spielman has at least two catches in 29 of those 30 games.
  • Redshirt freshman Braxton Clark made his first career start at cornerback today. Clark started at cornerback in place of Dicaprio Bootle who moved to safety to start in place of Cam Taylor-Britt who did not make the trip.
  • Nebraska senior defensive lineman Darrion Daniels intercepted a pass in the first quarter and returned it 18 yards to the Purdue 2 to set up a field goal. It was the first interception of Daniels’ college career.
  • The interception by Daniels was the first by a Husker defensive lineman this season, and the third in the past two seasons. In 2018, defensive linemen Peyton Newell (Bethune-Cookman) and Mick Stoltenberg (Illinois) each recorded interceptions.
  • Sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez completed 22-of-39 passes for 247 yards. Martinez increased his career passing yardage total to 4,109 to become the eighth Husker with 4,000 career passing yards.
  • Sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez accounted for 305 yards of total offense (58 rush, 247 pass) to increase his career total to 5,137 yards, moving him into 10th place on the Husker career chart. The 305 yards marked Martinez’s 11th career game with 300 yards of total offense, two shy of the school record.
  • With his 58 rushing yards, Martinez increased his career total to 1,028 making him the 11th Nebraska quarterback with 1,000 career rushing yards.
  • Senior cornerback Lamar Jackson intercepted a second-quarter pass for his third interception of the season and the fifth of his career.
  • Senior defensive lineman Khalil Davis had 1.5 sacks in the game, giving him a team-high 5.5 sacks this season and 10.5 sacks in his Nebraska career.
  • Freshman Wan’Dale Robinson increased his season totals to 453 receiving yards and 326 rushing yards. He is the first Nebraska player to with 400 receiving yards and 300 rushing yards in the same season since Marlon Lucky in 2007.
  • Robinson also had 123 all-purpose in the game to give him 1,015 all-purpose yards this season. Robinson is the fourth true freshman at Nebraska total 1,000 all-purpose yards joining Ahman Green (1,259 in 1995), Ameer Abdullah (1,031 in 2011) and De’Mornay Pierson-El (1,074 in 2014).
  • Nebraska had blocked punts by Eli Sullivan and Eric Lee Jr. in today’s game. This marks the first time Nebraska has blocked two punts in a game since having two blocked punts against USC in the 2014 Holiday Bowl.

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