This was supposed to be the year senior quarterback Adrian Martinez figured things out. But with the way things are going for his Nebraska squad right now, it's looking like more of the same from the Cornhuskers' starter.
Through the first half of Nebraska's season-opener against Illinois, Martinez has logged 112 yards and no touchdowns on 6/14 passing. Of his eight incomplete passes, there were some pretty brutal misses.
Continuing his struggles with holding onto the ball, the 21-year-old QB
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">lost a fumble in the final minute of the half as well -- giving up a big-time scoop-and-score for the Illini.
With that costly mistake, the Huskers went to the half down 16-9.
Fans and sports media members from around the college football world took to Twitter to react to Martinez's rough opening half.
Adrian Martinez isn't the only player struggling today. The Nebraska squad as a whole put together a long laundry list of self-inflicted errors in the first half, and it hasn't looked much better so far after the break.
Allowing the first points of the game, Huskers punt returner Cam Taylor-Britt fielded the ball while running backwards into his own endzone. Downed on the goal-line, the bone-headed play resulted in a safety.
After Nebraska scored its lone touchdown of the game so far, kicker Connor Culp missed the extra point.
Martinez and the rest of his squad will need to tighten things up big time is they want to mount a comeback in the second half. As of this writing, they trail the Fighting Illini 29-9.