LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- The losing streak is over. After losing four games in a row, Nebraska rolled past Maryland 54-7. Quarterback Adrian Martinez completed 16-25 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns. Martinez also ran for
94 yards and scored a touchdown. Nebraska kept their bowl hopes alive with a 5-and-6 record.The Huskers need to beat Iowa next Friday to become bowl eligible .
Nebraska travels to College Park, Md., to take on the Maryland Terrapins in the Huskers last road game of 2019.
WHEN: Kickoff off will be shortly after 2:30 p.m. (Central)
WHERE: Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium
WATCH: The game will be televised by BTN
LISTEN: Find radio coverage on the Husker Sports Network
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Good afternoon everyone! This is WOWT Sports Director Ross Jernstrom. I will be giving you updates and opinions on the matchup between Nebraska and Maryland today.
The big question is the weather. There are cloudy skies in College Park, Maryland right now. The forecast is for showers starting in the first quarter and continuing throughout the game. Temperatures are in the mid-40's and the wind is about 5mph.
KOLN Sports Director Kevin Sjuts says Harrison Martin hasn’t played in a football game since 2014. Today, he’ll suit up for the #Huskers at Maryland. Walk-on kicker from Lincoln. Senior UNL student, Martin attended a mid-season tryout. Recently added to active roster.
The Huskers are doing warm-ups on the field. This is Nebraska's first trip ever to the state of Maryland. Thousands of Husker alumni and Big Red Fans have made the trip from DC area to be here for the game today.
Nebraska takes kickoff and will start from the 16 yard line.
Incomplete pass. Pass complete to 20 yard line. Martinez gets first down at 26 yard line. GOOD RUN!
Pass to Spielman to 37 . Incomplete pass. Timeout to Maryland. Another incomplete pass. Martinez scrambles for 9 yards, but the Huskers will have to punt. Maryland takes over at the 11 yard line.
BIG Play! The Huskers force a fumble and Dismuke recovers it at the 15 yard line. One play later Dedrick Mills scores a touchdown to make it 7-0 with 11:50 left in the first quarter.
NEBRASKA 7 MARYLAND 0
Husker defense holds. Maryland puts the ball away and Spielman takes it back to the 23 yard line. So far so good.
Great drive by the Huskers. Nebraska marches 77 yards for a touchdown. Adrian Martinez punches it in from the one yard line.
Nebraska leads 14-0.Matt Waldoch has kicked two extra points. He is a walk-on.
NEBRASKA 14 MARYLAND 0
Maryland fumbles the ensuing kickoff and the Huskers recover the ball. Nebraska has to settle for a field goal from Waldoch.
Nebraska goes up 17-0.
END OF 1ST QUARTER: NEBRASKA 17 MARYLAND 0
Unbelievable! Spielman catches a tipped pass in the end zone for a touchdown. Double Volley! Thanks you very much. Nebraska now leads 24-0.
NEBRASKA 24 MARYLAND 0
The Huskers pull off a trick play. Freshman quarterback throws a pass off a reverse. Great play!
Martinez has a big run to the 4 yard line.
Martinez big mistake with an interception in the end zone. Bad!!!
The rain is now falling in College Park. Turnovers will be a key for the rest of the game.
Maryland goes for it on fourth down, but Ben Stille and Khalil Davis sack the quarterback at the 36 yard line.
Martinez passes to Spielman for a touchdown. Nebraska now leads 31-0 with 3:54 left in the second quarter.
NEBRASKA 31 MARYLAND 0
The Blackshirts came to play today. The stop Maryland at the 40 yard line.
Omaha's Chris Hickman gets his first catch as a Husker.
Matt Waldoch kicks a 29 yarder for a field goal.
Nebraska leads 34-0.
HALFTIME: NEBRASKA 34 MARYLAND 0
We are back for the second half. The Huskers are driving downfield.
Here comes Waldoch again. Its another 29 yarder. No problem--he is 3-for-3. Nebraska leads 37-0.
NEBRASKA 37 MARYLAND 0
The Huskers are driving again. McCaffrey catches a 22 yard pass.
Rondin Johnson looking good on this drive. Nic first down pickup by the freshman.
Johnson almost makes a touchdown down to the one yard line.
Johnson scores from one yard out. The freshman scores his first touchdown. Nebraska leads 44-0.
NEBRASKA 44 MARYLAND 0
True freshman quarterback Luke McCaffrey scored his first touchdown as a Husker from 3 yards out. Nebraska leads 54-0.
NEBRASKA 54 MARYLAND 0