By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
Nebraska is 1-1 to start a season for the first time since 2004.
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Nebraska is 1-1 to start a season for the first time since 2004 after being upset by the Bruins of UCLA 36-30 in Pasadena, Calif. The first 30 minutes of the game was a shootout, tied at 24 heading into the half.
But, in the second half alone, Martinez and the Huskers struggled to get the ball rolling.
The California native was sacked in the end zone for a safety and was just 4-of-14 through the air and threw a costly interception that led to UCLA's game winning touchdown.
For the second week in a row, the defense struggled, giving up 653 yards of offense to the Bruins, including 344 rushing yards. It's the second most yards allowed in a game by Nebraska since surrendering 656 during the 1956 season.
"We didn't do anything well on the defensive side of the ball. We didn't -- many times we had the opportunity for a tackles for loss and it ended up for long gains," Head Coach Bo Pelini said. "You know, obviously I'm disappointed in how we played defensively. I'm embarrassed by how we played defensively. I look at and point the finger at me first."
The Huskers return home next Saturday to battle Arkansas State. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m.
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