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Nebraska Defeats Western Kentucky 49-10 - Recap

Nebraska Defeats Western Kentucky 49-10 - Recap

Nebraska got a 127-yard performance from Taylor Martinez as a key part of its 49-10 victory over the Hilltoppers on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

The Cornhuskers earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 39.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 53.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

Taylor Martinez completed 9 of 15 pass attempts for 136 yards for the Cornhuskers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Bobby Rainey rushed for 155 yards for Western Kentucky, while Willie McNeal added 19 yards. Kawaun Jakes threw for 120 yards for the Hilltoppers, while receivers Bobby Rainey and Jack Doyle had 36 and 24 yards respectively.

Western Kentucky was outgained by Nebraska 536-299 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-14 by the Cornhuskers.

The time of possession battle favored Western Kentucky as their offense was on the field for 33:20, longer than the 26:40 of their opponents.

Nebraska heads into a Week 2 battle against Idaho. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, will have their next action against Kentucky.