It was a rough go for Adrian Martinez and Nebraska in Week 0 against Illinois.

Martinez completed 16 of his 32 passes for 232 yards and broke away for a 75-yard touchdown run, but was sacked five times and lost a fumble in the Cornhuskers’ 30-22 loss to the Illini.

Most of the criticism went toward Nebraska coach Scott Frost, but Martinez acknowledged that he and the rest of the team have to be better going forward. He also had a message for Cornhusker fans who were frustrated after the game: “Stick with us.”

Here’s some of what he had to say.

Martinez and the Huskers have an opportunity to show significant improvement this weekend against Fordham.