Nebraska races out to double-digit lead as blocked punt, impressive run by Adrian Martinez set tone
Nebraska is off to a great start as the Huskers are looking for their second win of the season.
Coming off of the loss to Iowa, Scott Frost and company have to be hungry after letting that one slip away late. Nebraska played much better in the game and had a shot to tie or win late but ultimately came away with a loss.
The encouraging sign of the defense against the Hawkeyes is continuing its strong play early against Purdue. And after an early stop, it was a blocked punt that set up Nebraska for the early touchdown.
The block by the Huskers was perfect, with the ball deflecting off of another Nebraska player and heading toward the end zone. It initially looked like the ball may go all the way into the end zone, but it was finally recovered at the one-yard line.
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Dedrick Mills, in his return to action, finished that drive off with a short touchdown run.
The defense stood tall on the ensuing drive, logging a sack of Purdue QB Jack Plummer and quickly getting the ball back to the offense. Adrian Martinez came up clutch on that drive, pulling off an impressive touchdown run by knifing through the Husker defense:
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This is definitely one of the best starts of the season for Frost and the Huskers.