Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • USM 260
    • 632 NEB
  • Turnovers

    • USM 1
    • 0 NEB
  • Possession

    USM NEB
    31:14 28:04
  • 1st Downs

    • USM 20
    • 33 NEB

Game Information

Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)
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Coverage: ABC/ESPN2
  • Lincoln, NE 68588
  • Line: USM -15.5
Attendance: 85,425
9/1/2012 Associated Press

Martinez throws 5 TDs as No. 17 Nebraska rolls

Taylor Martinez threw for a career-high 354 yards and matched his high with five touchdown passes to lead No. 17 Nebraska to a 49-20 victory over Southern Mississippi on Saturday.

Scoring Summary

ABC/ESPN21234T
Southern Mississippi7100320
Nebraska141414749
first QuarterUSMNEB
TD
13:42
Rex Burkhead rush for 57 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
nebraska drive: 4 plays 69 yards, 01:18 nebraska td, 1:18
06
XP
13:42
Brett Maher extra point GOOD.
nebraska drive: 4 plays 69 yards, 01:18 nebraska td, 1:18
07
TD
7:07
Taylor Martinez pass complete to Kenny Bell for 26 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
nebraska drive: 10 plays 85 yards, 03:06 nebraska td, 3:06
013
XP
7:07
Brett Maher extra point GOOD.
nebraska drive: 10 plays 85 yards, 03:06 nebraska td, 3:06
014
TD
6:54
Brett Maher kickoff for 65 yards returned by Tracy Lampley for 100 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
soumiss drive: 10 plays 135 yards, 00:13 soumiss td, 0:13
614
XP
6:54
Corey Acosta extra point GOOD.
soumiss drive: 10 plays 135 yards, 00:13 soumiss td, 0:13
714
second QuarterUSMNEB
TD
13:09
Chris Campbell pass complete to Dominique Sullivan for 24 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
soumiss drive: 11 plays 73 yards, 04:41 soumiss td, 4:41
1314
XP
13:09
Corey Acosta extra point GOOD.
soumiss drive: 11 plays 73 yards, 04:41 soumiss td, 4:41
1414
TD
9:16
Taylor Martinez pass complete to Jake Long for 9 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
nebraska drive: 11 plays 59 yards, 03:53 nebraska td, 3:53
1420
XP
9:16
Brett Maher extra point GOOD.
nebraska drive: 11 plays 59 yards, 03:53 nebraska td, 3:53
1421
FG
1:32
Corey Acosta 45 yard field goal GOOD.
soumiss drive: 11 plays 49 yards, 03:22 soumiss fg, 3:22
1721
TD
1:03
Taylor Martinez pass complete to Steven Osborne for 29 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
nebraska drive: 5 plays 77 yards, 00:29 nebraska td, 0:29
1727
XP
1:03
Brett Maher extra point GOOD.
nebraska drive: 5 plays 77 yards, 00:29 nebraska td, 0:29
1728
third QuarterUSMNEB
TD
7:36
Taylor Martinez pass complete to Kyler Reed for 18 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
nebraska drive: 7 plays 77 yards, 02:35 nebraska td, 2:35
1734
XP
7:36
Brett Maher extra point GOOD.
nebraska drive: 7 plays 77 yards, 02:35 nebraska td, 2:35
1735
TD
2:44
Braylon Heard rush for 10 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
nebraska drive: 6 plays 63 yards, 02:53 nebraska td, 2:53
1741
XP
2:44
Brett Maher extra point GOOD.
nebraska drive: 6 plays 63 yards, 02:53 nebraska td, 2:53
1742
fourth QuarterUSMNEB
FG
13:03
Corey Acosta 37 yard field goal GOOD.
soumiss drive: 10 plays 54 yards, 04:41 soumiss fg, 4:41
2042
TD
7:47
Taylor Martinez pass complete to Ameer Abdullah for 11 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
nebraska drive: 10 plays 75 yards, 05:16 nebraska td, 5:16
2048
XP
7:47
Brett Maher extra point GOOD.
nebraska drive: 10 plays 75 yards, 05:16 nebraska td, 5:16
2049

Research Notes

  • Martinez racks up 364 yards on Saturday, and unlike in years past, only 10 of them on the ground.He's now got almost 6,000 yards of offense in his career - that passes Zac Taylor for 2nd in Nebraska history and trails only Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch.Most Career Yards Accounted ForNebraska HistoryEric Crouch 7,915 1998-2001Taylor Martinez 5,923<< 2010-PresentZac Taylor 5,777 2005-06Tommie Frazier 5,476 1992-95>>Includes 364 on Saturday

  • Most Career Yards Accounted For

    Nebraska History
    Eric Crouch7,9151998-2001
    Taylor Martinez5,923*2010-Present
    Zac Taylor5,7772005-06
    Tommie Frazier5,4761992-95
    *Includes 364 on Saturday

  • Nebraska wins its 27th straight season opener, the longest active streak among FBS teams

  • Longest Active Win Streaks

    In Season Openers
    >Nebraska27
    >Florida23
    >Wisconsin15
    *USC14
    >won Saturday
    *Plays at 7:30 vs Hawaii

  • Taylor Martinez (NEB): 18 completions in the 1st half vs Southern Miss (career high for a single half)

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