Postgame notes: 2019 Wisconsin @ Nebraska football
- With the loss, Nebraska dropped to 4-10 all-time against Wisconsin, including 3-3 in Lincoln. The Badgers have won the past seven meetings.
- Junior running back Dedrick Mills rushed 17 times for a career-high 188 yards (previous high – 169 yards at Kentucky in 2016 when Mills played for Georgia Tech), including 13 times for 112 yards and a touchdown before halftime. Mills’ rushing total was bettered his previous season high of 11 carries for 116 yards vs. Northern Illinois. Mills’ rushing total is also the highest for a Husker this season, bettering a 118-yard effort by Martinez at Illinois.
- Mills was just the second rusher to surpass 100 rushing yards in 2019 against a Badger defense allowing 84 rushing yards per game. He joined Ohio State’s JK Dobbins (163 yards) as players to top the century mark against Wisconsin this year.
- Sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez had 309 yards of total offense, including 89 rushing yards on 16 carries and 220 passing yards. Martinez increased his career yardage total to 5,446 moving him up to eighth in school history. Martinez passed Jerry Tagge (5,283 yards) in today’s game.
- Martinez’s 89 rushing yards are his most since rushing for 118 yards against Illinois. He has rushed for at least 40 yards in six of eight games this season.
- Junior receiver JD Spielman caught four passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in today’s game. Spielman extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 31, the fifth-longest in school history. Spielman has at least two catches in 30 of those 31 games.
- With his effort today, Spielman has 19 catches for 359 yards and two touchdowns in three career games against Wisconsin.
- In seven career games against ranked opponents Spielman has 47 catches for 728 yards and four touchdowns, an average of 104 receiving yards per game.
- Spielman totaled 71 all-purpose yards in today’s game to increase his career total to 3,580, moving him ahead of Cory Ross (3,559) for the 10th spot on Nebraska’s career all-purpose yards list.
- Nebraska totaled 12 plays of 20 yards or more in today’s game. Wisconsin had allowed 25 plays of 20 yards or more in nine previous games this season.
- Senior linebacker Mohamed Barry had 12 tackles in the game to increase his career total to 237, moving him into the top 20 on the Nebraska career tackles list. Barry now ranks 18th and is one tackle shy of tying Wayne Meylan (238) for 17th on the all-time list.
- Barry and Will Honas tied for the team lead in tackles, the 16th time in the past 22 games Barry has led the team in tackles.
- Honas notched double-digit tackles for the first time at Nebraska, betting a pair of nine-tackle efforts from 2018.
- Sophomore kicker Barret Pickering connected on three PATs for three points in the game, pushing his career total to 101 career points.
- Wisconsin returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. The kickoff return for a touchdown was the first against Nebraska since Minnesota’s Rodney Smith had a 100-yard kickoff return TD on Nov. 11, 2017.
Source: Nebraska Athletics