LINCOLN, Neb. — Fordham hung powerful with Nebraska for some time, however finally the Cornhuskers imposed their will on their overmatched customer from New York Metropolis.
Adrian Martinez ran for 2 touchdowns and handed for one more, and the Huskers broke away within the second quarter and went on to a 52-7 victory Saturday.
“We have now confidence in who we’re as a crew and what we’re able to, so meaning in video games like this we have to are available and deal with enterprise, and we did what we had been alleged to do,” Martinez stated.
The Rams had been on even phrases with the Huskers for some time, received the expertise of enjoying in one of many cathedrals of school soccer and pocketed a $500,000 assure.
“I believe they loved it,” Fordham coach Joe Conlin stated. “I believe our children did an important job. Everybody was very good, it’s a heck of a venue, so the environment I don’t assume affected us in any method, form or type.”
As for Nebraska, the win got here every week after the Huskers’ season-opening loss at Illinois. Did a 45-point win over a Soccer Championship Subdivision opponent symbolize progress?
“I’d say so,” coach Scott Frost stated. “We received a sport.”
Martinez established a reference to Montana switch Samori Toure, who caught eight balls for 133 yards and ran thrice for 35 yards and a landing. Markese Stepp added 101 yards on 18 carries because the Huskers (1-1) completed with 633 complete yards.
Fordham linebacker Ryan Greenhagen completed with a Division I record-tying 30 tackles, essentially the most since Donald Payne had the identical quantity for Stetson towards Campbell in 2014.
The Rams (0-1) gouged the Huskers for 221 yards within the first two quarters. They’d 71 yards and one first down after half.
“Guys got here out they usually performed their hearts out,” Conlin stated. “Within the second half we got here we got here out and received the ball and we stalled out and didn’t generate any first downs. It was simply an excessive amount of for the protection to shoulder the load they usually had been capable of get the higher of us on the bottom.”
Fordham quarterback Tim DeMorat threw three interceptions in Nebraska territory, and the Huskers transformed every into touchdowns. Deontai Williams had two of the picks and he additionally blocked a area objective.
Fordham pressured punts on two of Nebraska’s first three possessions and tied it 7-7 when Fotis Kokosioulis caught a cross over the center and made a pair good strikes to complete a 31-yard landing.
Issues began falling aside for the Rams when Nick Leinenweber tried a tying 46-yard area objective. Williams blocked it, Leinenweber picked up the ball and dished it to lineman Anthony Diodato for a 2-yard loss.
Martinez’s brief run completed a 69-yard landing drive for a 10-point lead, and after DeMorat threw his second interception, the Huskers went 83 yards in 9 performs to go up 24-7 at half.
Martinez, 17 of 23 for 254 yards, led two landing drives within the third quarter earlier than Logan Smothers entered for his first school snaps.