Martinez runs for 2, passes for 1, Huskers top Purdue 37-27

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Adrian Martinez ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to help Nebraska to a 37-27 victory over Purdue.

Martinez completed 23 of 30 passes for 242 yards and rushed for another 45 yards for the Cornhuskers.

Nebraska took a 34-13 lead on Martinez’s 1-yard touchdown run early in the second half.

Purdue bounced back to narrow the deficit to 34-27 with two Jack Plummer touchdown passes.

However, Nebraska regained control with an eight play, 79-yard drive capped by Connor Culp’s 32-yard field goal, his third, with 7:04 to play.  

Plummer completed 33 of 47 passes for 334 yards.

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