Coach salutes team and fans in Monday news conference

LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost used the momentum of the season's first win and honors for Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez as an opportunity to salute the players and Nebraska fans on Monday.

The Huskers stopped the 2018 skid with a 53-28 win over Minnesota on Saturday.

Martinez finished the win over Minnesota 25-for-29 passing for 276 yards and three touchdowns. He didn't throw any interceptions. He also added 125 yards rushing and one touchdown on just 15 carries.

That performance was enough for the QB to be named the Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

On Monday he said, "I felt like I did my job," and said everyone else did theirs as well.

Coach Frost said, "We got a good one," in Martinez. "When I was here I didn't get to throw 29 passes in a game but there's no way I would have completed 25."

The coach also offered another tip of the hat to the fans. He said there's not another place in the country that would have the kind of support he sees this season. "If it's this way now I can't wait to see how it is when we get this going," he said. "It's going to be a lot of fun around here."

On Purdue taking down Ohio State last weekend, Frost noted that while Nebraska lost to the Boilermakers last month, the Huskers were a few mistakes away from making a game of it. "I think it shows that we're not that far away," he said.