Nebraska football’s Martinez day-to-day; Blackshirts & Michigan game time announced
Nebraska coach Scott Frost says quarterback Adrian Martinez is day-to-day with a right knee injury and that it might be game time before he knows if he can play against Troy at 11:00 on Saturday.
Martinez was injured on a short run with about four minutes left in the 33-28 loss to Colorado. Martinez did not practice today. Frost said an examination of Martinez’s knee did not reveal ligament damage. Frost said video of the play on which Martinez was injured raised suspicions that a Colorado defender intentionally hurt the knee in the pile after Martinez was down. He said he has sent the video to the Big Ten and Pac-12 offices for review. If Martinez can’t play, sophomore walk-on Andrew Bunch would be the starter. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Luke Gifford is a Blackshirt. So, too, are fellow linebackers Mohamed Barry, Dedrick Young and Tyrin Ferguson, the Lincoln native told reporters today. Barry told reporters that defensive linemen Mick Stoltenberg and Freedom Akinmoladun also earned Blackshirts, as did cornerback Dicaprio Bootle. In other Husker football news, their Big Ten opener on the road against Michigan on September 22nd will kick off at 11:00. Fox Sports 1 will have the broadcast.