LINCOLN — A closer look at the defining stats and figures from the Huskers' 48-7 loss to Ohio State on Saturday.
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3: First-half interceptions from Adrian Martinez. It’s no way to beat Ohio State, and guess what — NU didn’t. Martinez had to be at his best, and he was close to his worst.
5: Straight kickoff fair catches in the first half from receiver Wan’Dale Robinson against OSU’s terrific kickoff coverage defense. The last of those five elicited boos from the Memorial Stadium crowd, but Robinson was right to do it. On the two he didn’t fair catch, he didn’t make it past the Nebraska 18-yard line.
Minus-39.5: Martinez’s first-half quarterback rating. He had more interceptions than completions and he ran for 12 yards on eight carries.
193.5: The first-half quarterback rating for OSU’s Justin Fields, who completed 10 of 15 passes for 148 yards and ran the ball eight times for 80 yards.
124: Straight points for Ohio State — that’s 76 vs. Miami (Ohio) and 48 at Nebraska — before another team scored. OSU’s offense is quite the juggernaut, and the Huskers had to tip their caps.
10.9: Average yards gained on first down by Ohio State in the first half. Nebraska couldn’t get first-down stops — or frankly any stops.
1: Drive in the first half in which Ohio State didn’t score. That’s because OSU had 32 seconds and no timeouts. The Buckeyes came inches from another touchdown, mind you, but Fields barely overthrew Chris Olave for what would have been a 52-yard touchdown.
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