We got a game in the second half of Nebraska’s 2021 Red-White Spring Game. Starting quarterback Adrian Martinez and some of the Huskers’ more veteran players only played the first half of the game—Nebraska went “thud”—but when the tackling started in the second half, the competition ratcheted up.
On the very final drive, Nebraska decided to allow one final play after the clock had expired because the White side, led by true freshman quarterback Heinrich Haarberg, had gotten into range to toss a game-winner, trailing 20-14. Of course, that’s what Haarberg did, connecting with wideout Wyatt Liewer from 25 yards out for the game-winning touchdown. Haarberg had hit Liewer one play earlier as well for 40 yards to force the extra play.
White won it 21-20.
Here are stats from the day.
|Marvin Scott III||11||75||6.8||1|
|Gabe Ervin Jr.||12||57||4.8||0|
|Gabe Ervin Jr.||1||3||-2||-2.0||0|
Derek is a newbie on the Hail Varsity staff covering Husker athletics. In college, he was best known as ‘that guy from Twitter.’ He has covered a Sugar Bowl, a tennis national championship and almost everything in between (except an NCAA men’s basketball tournament game… *tears*). In his spare time, he can be found arguing with literally anyone about sports.