Nebraska football is stuck in a 10-10 tie with Northwestern in the early fourth quarter. If the Huskers want to pull out a much-needed Big Ten West win, it may need to do so without star quarterback Adrian Martinez.
On a play at the end of the third quarter, Martinez came up a yard short of picking up a conversion on a third down run. His leg appeared to get pulled on the play, and he went into the medical tent.
Noah Vedral came on in relief on Nebraska’s next drive. Based on reports from Lincoln, it sounds like Martinez is done for the day.
Husker Sports Network sideline reporter Ben McLaughlin says that Martinez is icing his knee, which isn’t a great indication for his potential to return.
— Husker Sports (@HuskerSports) October 5, 2019
The Huskers went up 10-0 early, but Northwestern tied things up in the third quarter, and it has been a rock fight since.
In the last eight drives, each team has punted three times, and each has a missed field goal. Northwestern missed its kick from just 34 yards away moments ago.
Adrian Martinez was 13-for-20 for 145 yards, and had 26 yards on the ground before leaving the game. Vedral did not attempt a throw on his first drive, but does have 15 total yards on the ground so far.
Nebraska has the ball with just over eight minutes to play.