Postgame notes: 2019 Nebraska @ Maryland football

Adrian Martinez
Adrian Martinez prepares to take a snap against Maryland.
  • Nebraska improved to 2-0 all-time against Maryland in its first-ever visit to Maryland and first game in the state of Maryland. Nebraska’s 47-point margin of victory was its largest in a conference game since 2000, when the Huskers defeated Baylor 59-0.
  • Nebraska scored 54 points in the win, tying for its most points ever in a Big Ten Conference game (also scored 54 points vs. Illinois last season). Nebraska’s 54 points were the most points it has ever scored in a Big Ten Conference road game and the most points a Husker team has scored in any conference road game since the 2008 Big 12 season (56 points at Kansas State).
  • Nebraska’s 34-0 halftime lead ties its largest halftime lead in a Big Ten Conference game, matching a 34-0 lead at Minnesota in 2011. The last time Nebraska had a bigger halftime lead in a conference game was a 41-0 lead over Iowa State in Lincoln on Oct. 6, 2001.
  • Today’s first-half shutout was Nebraska’s first in a conference game since the blanking the Terrapins 21-0 in Lincoln in 2016.
  • In two meetings against Maryland, Nebraska has outscored the Terrapins 55-0 in the first half, including 34-0 today and 21-0 vs. Maryland in Lincoln in 2016.
  • The victory was Nebraska’s first November road win since a 31-14 win at Rutgers on Nov. 14, 2015.
  • Nebraska totaled 531 yards of total offense, including 305 rushing yards and 226 through the air. This marks the fifth time this season the Huskers have surpassed 200 yards both rushing and passing.
  • Junior receiver JD Spielman caught seven passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns (25, 16). The 100-yard receiving game was Spielman’s fourth of the season, tying him for second on the single-season chart. It was his eighth career 100-yard receiving game, tying him for the second-most career 100-yard receiving games.
  • Spielman’s seven receptions increased his career total to 167, moving him into a tie for third place in school history with Jordan Westerkamp. He also passed Nate Swift (166) in today’s game. Spielman increased his career receiving yardage total to 2,512 yards moving him up three spots to third on the NU career receiving yardage list. He passed Jordan Westerkamp (2,474), Nate Swift (2,476) and Johnny Rodgers (2,479) in the game.
  • Spielman’s 104 receiving yards give his 864 receiving yards this season, making him the first Husker player with three 800-yard receiving seasons.
  • Spielman also moved into the top 10 on the Nebraska single-season receiving yardage list, and now owns three of the top 10 yardage totals on the NU career list.
  • Spielman’s two receiving touchdowns give him five touchdown receptions this season and 14 in his career, tying him for 10th place on the Nebraska career list.
  • Spielman totaled 114 all-purpose yards in the game, giving him 1,007 all-purpose yards this season. He is the seventh Husker with three 1,000-yard all-purpose seasons. He is just the second to accomplish that feat as a freshman, sophomore and junior, joining Ameer Abdullah.
  • Sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez had 288 yards of total offense, including 203 in the first half. Martinez increased his career yardage total to 5,734 yards moving him up two spots to fifth in school history. Martinez passed Joe Ganz (5,466) and Tommie Frazier (5,476) in the game.
  • Martinez rushed for 94 yards in the game, marking the third straight game he has rushed for better than 50 yards and second straight game topping 80 yards on the ground.
  • Junior running back Dedrick Mills rushed 12 times for 65 yards in the game and scored his 10th touchdown of the season, with all of his carries in the first half. Mills is just the second Husker with double-figure rushing touchdowns since 2014, joining Devine Ozigbo’s 12 rushing touchdowns last season.
  • Senior defensive lineman Khalil Davis had 2.5 sacks, increasing his season total to eight sacks, the most by a Husker since Ross Dzuris had nine sacks in 2015.
  • Davis had four tackles, increasing his career total to 102. He joins twin brother, Carlos, in surpassing 100 career tackles. The Davis brothers are the seventh set of brothers and second set of twins in Nebraska history to both surpass 100 career tackles.
  • Nebraska junior defensive back Dicaprio Bootle caused a first-quarter fumble that set up Nebraska’s first touchdown. It was Bootle’s second career fumble caused.
  • Junior safety Marquel Dismuke returned a first-quarter fumble 11 yards to set up a Nebraska touchdown. It was Dismuke’s second career fumble recovery.
  • Senior cornerback Lamar Jackson forced a second-quarter fumble, marking his second forced fumble of the season and third of his career. Jackson has been involved in six takeaways this season, including two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and three interceptions.
  • Nebraska had four takeaways, its most since a season-high five takeaways in the season opener against South Alabama.
  • Nebraska recorded a season-high 6.0 sacks for 33 yards, bettering its previous high of four sacks for 36 yards in the season opener against South Alabama.
  • Nebraska allowed a season-low 206 yards of offense. The Huskers held Maryland to -11 yards in the third quarter.
  • Senior punter Isaac Armstrong had a season-long 60-yard punt in the second quarter.
  • Place-kicker Matt Waldoch attempted the first kicks of his career today, connecting on six PAT and three field goals. Harrison Martin also attempted the first kick of his career, connecting on an 18-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
  • Freshmen Chris Hickman, Luke McCaffrey and Rahmir Johnson each recorded their first career receptions in today’s game.


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