Sound waves: What others are saying about Saturday’s Husker match | national
A look at some talking points after the Huskers’ game against Fordham on Saturday.
Behind enemy lines
What those who were in the opposing locker room said:
Coach Joe Conlin: “I thought we were playing really well at the start. The guys came out and they played hard. I just didn’t finish a few practices. We went down close to the red zone in the first half on two occasions and just didn’t finish the workouts. We kind of made some execution errors. “
Conlin, on LB Ryan Greenhagen: “He’s very smart. Understands the attacking pattern and knows where the ball goes. He watches a lot of movies and gets ready. He trains like he plays. Every day. It’s special to go to work and play. train every day. “
Conline: “We didn’t have a great depth but I think we have a better understanding of what we have and what we are capable of. Winning or losing, you better learn a lot, otherwise you won’t be one. very good football team. “
Conlin, on the mood: “I thought the kids were okay. I think they enjoyed it. I think our kids did a great job. The vibe is great. Everyone was very nice. It’s a hell of a place. don’t think the atmosphere has affected us in any shape or form. “
What other media say:
Fordham stuck with Nebraska for a while, but eventually the Cornhuskers forced their will on their outclassed visitor from New York.
Adrian Martinez ran for two touchdowns and passed another, and the Huskers escaped in the second quarter to claim a 52-7 victory on Saturday.
The victory came a week after the Huskers’ season opener loss to Illinois. Does a 45-point victory over a Football Championship Subdivision opponent represent progress?
“I would say yes,” said coach Scott Frost. “We won a game.”
Martinez made a connection with transfer Montana Samori Toure, who caught eight balls for 133 yards and ran three times for 35 yards and a touchdown. Markese Stepp added 101 yards on 18 carries as the Huskers (1-1) finished with 633 total yards.
Fordham linebacker Ryan Greenhagen finished with 30 tackles, the most in Division I since Donald Payne had the same number for Stetson against Campbell in 2014.
The Rams (0-1) wrenched 221 yards from the Huskers in the first two quarters. They had 71 yards and a first down after halftime.
– Eric Olson, Associate Press
They tweeted it
What fans and others are saying on Twitter:
Eric Croupton (@croucheric): Very good take out today. Martinez looks faster, Toure will be a big threat in attack, Stepp has run hard and the defense has courage and flies towards the ball. Enjoy the victory!
Governor Pete Ricketts (@GovRicketts): Congratulations to (Scott Frost) and the Huskers!
Kenny Bell (AFRO_THUNDER80): Adrian is working on his progression. Take pre / post snap reads and make good decisions based on that. Enjoy a great performance, hoping it’s just the start of a great season for him. Also feed Touré.
Travis J (TJ_GoBigRed): Oklahoma just got lucky against Tulane! The hullers will be ready in 2 weeks!
Ryan Hotovy (@rhotovy): What a great day to get back to Husker football in person. I couldn’t ask for better weather and the Skers are taking care of business!
Kara (@huskerkara): GooooBiiiigRrrrredddd! Have a good game boys! It was nice to see the adjustments made after an interesting start, an overall clean game. Take confidence in next week!