Wyoming got its yards but Nebraska emerged with the lead after the Huskers’ first quarter of football Saturday night.
NU went ahead 10-7 on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Taylor Martinez to Jamal Turner with 1:20 left in the first quarter. That scoring drive started after an interception and 42-yard return by cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste.
The Huskers had pulled within 7-3 with 5:00 left in the first on a 24-yard field goal by Pat Smith.
Wyoming had eight first downs and 143 total yards in the first quarter. The Cowboys crossed into NU territory on each of their first three drives.
They took a 7-0 lead when Brett Smith threw a 6-yard TD pass to Jalen Claiborne with 8:48 left in the first quarter.
Some first-quarter items of note:
>> Smith gets the first crack at the place-kicking job, with Mauro Bondi handling the kickoffs Saturday night. Smith is a transfer from Western Illinois, where he made 18 of 23 field goals the previous three seasons.
>> Redshirt freshman Sam Foltz had a 56-yard punt on his first time out for the Huskers.
>> Nebraska started Mohammed Seisay in its dime package (with Ciante Evans, as usual, in the nickel role).
>> Smith completed 9 of 12 passes for 65 yards in the first quarter. Martinez was 6 of 8 for 80 yards.