Heinrich Haarberg is filling in for injured starting quarterback Jeff Sims for Nebraska’s home opener. Through 2 quarters, Haarberg has looked solid for the Huskers.

Though Haarberg did have an early fumble, he has produced a pair of touchdown drives for Nebraska. He is also responsible for both touchdowns via the air.

The first touchdown came on Nebraska’s first drive of the game. Haarberg and the offense covered 55 yards on 6 plays with the QB finding Billy Kemp IV for a 10-yard score.

After punting on 3 straight possesses, Haarberg finally put together another scoring drive. The Huskers benefitted from great field position with Haarberg accounting for all the yardage in a 4-play, 36-yard scoring drive.

A run for 16 yards from Haarberg set up the score, and he capped the drive with a 16-yard touchdown strike down the seam to Thomase Fidone II. That gives Nebraska a 14-3 lead heading to halftime with Haarberg remaining efficient.

At the break, Haarberg is 8-for-12 passing for 75 yards and 2 touchdowns. He’s also rushed 11 times for 39 yards to lead the Huskers in rushing.

While head coach Matt Rhule has continually reiterated Jeff Sims is the starter if healthy, Haarberg is making the most of his opportunity. We’ll see if he can make a push for more playing with his Week 3 performance.