Nebraska Postgame Notes
Nebraska vs. UCLA, Sept. 14, 2013
- Today’s loss ended Nebraska’s 10-game home winning streak and its 14-game home win streak against non-conference opponents. The loss also ended a streak of four straight victories by Nebraska against ranked opponents in Lincoln.
- Senior quarterback Taylor Martinez completed 21-of-35 passes for 203 yards and three touchdowns. With his 203 passing yards today, Martinez increased his school-record career passing total to 7,119 yards. The three touchdown passes marked the sixth time in Martinez’s career he has thrown for three or more touchdowns, including each of the first three games this season.
- Martinez accounted for 190 yards of total offense, pushing his school-record total to 10,078 yards. Martinez is just the ninth quarterback in Big Ten history with 10,000 career total offense yards.
- Martinez’s three touchdown passes increased his school-record TD pass total to 55. Combined with his 31 career rushing touchdowns, Martinez has accounted for 86 career touchdowns, trailing only Eric Crouch’s 90 career touchdowns.
- Senior receiver Quincy Enunwa caught touchdown passes of 11 and 14 yards in the first quarter. It marked his second straight game with two touchdown receptions and gives Enunwa five touchdown catches this season. Enunwa came into the season with three career touchdowns and has more than doubled that total in the first three games of 2013. Enunwa finished the day with three catches for 39 yards, and has caught at least one pass in 17 straight games.
- Junior receiver Kenny Bell caught six passes for 68 yards. The six receptions pushed Bell’s career receptions total to 98, moving him past Matt Davison into seventh place on the NU career receptions list. He is just two receptions from becoming the seventh Husker with 100 career receptions. Bell’s 68 receiving yards give him 1,494 career receiving yards, and he needs six yards to became the sixth Nebraska player with 1,500 career receiving yards.
- Bell caught a 22-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to give Nebraska a 21-3 lead. The TD catch was Bell’s second of the season and the 13th of his career. Each of Bell’s last 11 touchdown receptions have covered at least 20 yards, including one in 2011, all eight in 2012 and both of his TD receptions this season.
- Junior I-back Ameer Abdullah rushed 23 times for 98 yards. He finished two yards short of picking up his ninth career 100-yard game. Abdullah increased his career rushing total to 1,613 yards. Abdullah also caught three passes for 50 yards to account for 148 yards of total offense.
- Cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste intercepted a first-quarter UCLA pass to set up a Nebraska touchdown for the opening points of the game. The interception was Jean-Baptiste’s third of the season and sixth of his career. Baptiste has recorded five interceptions in his past 10 games dating back to last season.
- Nebraska rushed for 128 yards, marking just the third time in 17 games since the start of the 2012 season that Nebraska has not rushed for 200 or more yards.
- Nebraska totaled three sacks on the afternoon. The most since they also totaled three against Penn State last season. The Huskers had one total sack over the first two games of the season.
- UCLA recorded two sacks of Taylor Martinez on the afternoon. The Huskers entered the game without allowing a sack in the first two games.