Nebraska to Michigan St. Postgame Ratings
Nebraska at Michigan St. Postgame Ratings
Nebraska to Michigan State, September 25, 2021, Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan.
â¢ Nebraska’s loss brought the Huskers down to 9-3 against Michigan State, including a 4-3 record as opponents to the Big Ten, and tied the series at 2-2 at East Lansing.
â¢ The Huskers, who were in their first overtime game since 2018 at Northwestern, lost their fifth straight game in overtime, falling to 8-6 all-time in overtime.
â¢ The Nebraska defense limited Michigan State to 18 plays for 36 yards after halftime, including 15 plays for 14 yards in the second half. Michigan State’s only first try after halftime came in the first game of overtime.
â¢ Nebraska defeated Michigan State 234-14 in the second half, including 122-13 yards in the third quarter. Nebraska had eight first downs in the second half without allowing an MSU first down.
â¢ Quarterback Adrian Martinez had a 45-yard run in the second quarter, scoring his third run of the season by at least 45 yards (75 in Illinois, 71 against Buffalo).
â¢ Martinez had 19 carries for 59 yards in the game, bringing his career rushing total to 2,125. Martinez moved up to 10th on the Big Ten’s all-time quarterback roster, overtaking Cornelius Greene of Ohio State. Martinez also tied Steve Taylor (2,125 yards) for the fourth most rushing yards by a quarterback in Nebraska history.
â¢ Adrian Martinez had 248 passing yards and 59 rushing yards for 307 offensive yards. Martinez totaled at least 250 yards of offense in a school record in six straight games, eclipsing the previous record of five by Joe Ganz in 2008 and Tommy Armstrong Jr. in the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
â¢ First-year receiver Zavier Betts had five catches for 62 yards. The five receptions tied a career-high (5 at Purdue, 2020) and the 62 yards improved on his previous career high (61 last week in Oklahoma).
â¢ Running back Rahmir Johnson ran 19 times for 76 yards, setting a career-high rushing yardage, surpassing 55 yards at Maryland in 2019. Johnson made the two longest runs of his career with 18 carries. and 15 yards. His previous long career was 13 yards at Maryland in 2019.
â¢ Nebraska senior security guard Marquel Dismuke had an interception in the first quarter, marking his first career pick.
â¢ Garrett Nelson sacked 4 yards in the second quarter, giving him 1.5 sacks this season. He added a six-yard TFL in the fourth quarter. Nelson has had at least one tackle for loss in four of five games this season and seven of his last eight dating back to the 2020 season.
â¢ The blocked Nebraska field in the last game of the first half by Cam Taylor-Britt was the Huskers’ second blocked goal of the 2021 season. Marquel Dismuke blocked a field goal against Fordham on September 4.
â¢ Taylor-Britt made two tackles in the game, exceeding 100 career tackles (101). Safety Deontai Williams has also reached the milestone of the century in career tackles with his five tonight (104).
â¢ Linebacker Luke Reimer finished with 11 tackles, his second double-digit tackle performance in the last three games (16 against Buffalo).
â¢ In five games, Nebraska allowed only nine points to their opponents in the first half, including only seven points given by the defense of NU (2 to Illinois, 7 to Oklahoma).
â¢ Senior receiver Levi Falck had a 22-yard reception in the third quarter, his longest in Nebraska improving on a 21-yard catch last season.