Notes: Papuchis says NU’s failure to stop first-down runs proved fatal against UCLA
Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez escapes from UCLA’s Anthony Barr. The Bruin linebacker finished with 11 tackles and two forced fumbles, but he had a tough time corralling Martinez and didn’t record a sack.
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis said the Huskers’ inability to stop the run on first down after halftime made the difference in the 41-21 loss to UCLA on Saturday.
NU held the Bruins to 35 yards on 10 first-down carries in the first half. But UCLA’s first snap in the third quarter was a 38-yard draw play for running back Jordon James. The Bruins averaged 5.4 yards per carry on their next seven first-down rush attempts.
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Sunday, September 15, 2013 12:00 am.