Huskers meet expectations in a 52-7 rout of Fordham to claim their first win of the season


LINCOLN, NEBRASKA (AP) – Adrian Martinez ran for two touchdowns and passed for another and Nebraska broke away from Fordham in the second quarter in a 52-7 home-opening victory for their first win of the 2021 season.

Samori Toure caught eight balls for 133 yards and ran three times for 35 yards and a score as the Cornhuskers bounced back from a loss at Illinois last week. Markese Stepp added 101 yards on 18 carries and the Huskers finished with 631 total yards.

Fordham linebacker Ryan Greenhagen finished with a Division I record-tying 30 tackles. That’s the most since Donald Payne had the same number for Stetson against Campbell in 2014.

Nebraska returns to Memorial Stadium next Saturday to face Buffalo for another FCS duel. Kickoff is set for 2:30pm.

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