Coach Scott Frost makes his debut on the field in front of Huskers fans on Saturday, April 21, at Nebraska’s annual spring game. The Big Ten Network will carry the game live at noon ET.
Aside from Frost’s debut, fans will have an opportunity to see the quarterback competition in person. There will also be plenty to watch as far as the offensive line’s rotation, the defense’s tackling and plenty more.
Nebraska spring game 2018: Score, live updates, stats
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Here’s a quarter-by-quarter look at how everything unfolds, as the game happens:
Final: Red 49, White 9. That’ll do it for Nebraska’s 2018 spring game. A good time was had by all, and we’ll have a whole lot more coverage shortly. Oh, also a fan won $25,000 by fielding a punt.
Red 49, White 9 (Q4, 6:46): Gebbia to wide receiver Kade Warner? Sounds about right.
Red 42, White 9 (Q4, 12:12): Another touchdown for Martinez. He’s definitely adding a lot of intrigue to the quarterback competition.
Red 35, White 9 (Q4, 15:00): Game is flying.
Red 35, White 9 (Q3, 4:27): Well, then Wyatt Mazour. That was a nice little 43-yard rushing touchdown. He went completely untouched, too.
Red 28, White 9 (Q3, 5:06): This is was face-paced before? Add a running clock.
Red 28, White 9 (Q3, 11:23): Cole Frahm’s 43-yard field goal attempt is no good, which keeps the white team from adding points.
Red 28, White 9 (Halftime): As a reminder, the second half will have a running clock until the last 5 minutes. Until then, enjoy the halftime break. After the speed of the offense in the first half, we all need it.
Red 28, White 9 (Q2, 1:25): Red team is on a roll now.
Alex Davis picked off Noah Vedral, which led the way for Adrian Martinez to take it 6 yards on a run into the end zone.
Red 21, White 9 (Q2, 2:41): Gebbia with a nice 3-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams. It was a really nice throw from Gebbia, too.
Red 14, White 9 (Q2, 4:55): Can’t said it’s not a competitive game. Adrian Martinez helps give the red team the lead with a 25-yard pass to Jaevon McQuitty.
White 9, Red 7 (Q2, 8:01): Nice recovery by walk-on Cole Frahm. He missed his earlier missed extra point but delivered a 30-yard field goal when needed.
Bunch is currently 6-of-8 for 70 yards and a touchdown.
Red 7, White 6 (Q2, 9:01): This offense is fast. So much so, it’s hard to keep up with as far as updates. Let that say something.
Red 7, White 6 (Q2, 15:00): End of the first quarter, and all three quarterbacks that are able to start in 2018 are showing positives.
Also, the Huskers currently in the NFL are being introduced on the field.
Red 7, White 6 (Q1, 2:21): Red responds. Adrian Martinez was the man to run it into the end zone. He’s as quick as advertised.
White 6, Red 0 (Q1, 6:07): Andrew Bunch’s pass to Kurt Radfal becomes the first touchdown of the Frost Era. White team leads.
Red 0, White 0 (Q1, 6:26): It’s worth noting that Nebraska has a DJ and is playing music in the background of the scrimmage.
Q1, 8:06: Quick defensive update: Lamar Jackson and Ethan Cox are the first two cornerbacks for the red team. Deontai Williams and Antonio Reed are at safety, whileTy Ferguson and Collin Miller are at outside linebacker. Aaron Williams was also briefly on the field.
Q1, 14:51: Probably best not to read too much into this, but Tristan Gebbia took the first snap at quarterback for the red team.
Q1, 15:00: Here we go.
10:04 a.m.: Dodging rain as the quarterbacks take the field.
— Land of 10 Nebraska (@Landof10Huskers) April 21, 2018
8:21 a.m.: Calm before the storm. Well, not literally. The forecast for rain has dropped significantly, even if the clouds are hanging around.
— Erin Sorensen (@erinsorensen) April 21, 2018
12 a.m.: It may only be the spring game but it’s still officially game day in Nebraska.
It may be the middle of April.
But it's GAME DAY at Nebraska‼️
— ❄️ Nebraska Football ❄️ (@HuskerFBNation) April 21, 2018
Nebraska spring game 2018: Time
Nebraska’s annual Red-White spring game kicks off at noon ET on Saturday, April 21.
Time: Noon ET
Date: Saturday, April 21
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb.
Weather: 57 degrees and cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain
Nebraska spring game 2018: TV channel
Nebraska’s 2018 spring game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. Find the Big Ten Network on your TV here.
Nebraska graduates Kevin Kugler, Ameer Abdullah and Damon Benning will be on the call for BTN.
Nebraska spring game 2018: Rosters
The full rosters can be found here.
The red team roster for Saturday.
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The white squad on Saturday.
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Nebraska spring game 2018: Live stream, watch online
The 2018 Nebraska football spring game can be watched online with BTN2Go.
Nebraska spring game 2018: Radio
Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison and Brenden Stai will have the call.
Nebraska spring game 2018: Tickets
Also, a number of returned tickets were made available through a lottery for one day on April 9.
Nebraska spring game 2018: Preview, positions to watch
Nebraska’s 2017 season was disappointing, which led to the firing of former coach Mike Riley and the hiring of Frost. Nebraska’s new staff will look to turn around a 4-8 record and create a more competitive team in 2018.
Frost is a former Nebraska quarterback who led the Huskers to a national title in 1997. After rising quickly in the coaching ranks from Northern Iowa to Oregon, he spent the last two seasons as the coach at Central Florida. Nebraska fans are hoping Frost can replicate the success he had at UCF, where he led the Knights to a 13-0 record last season, which was capped by a Peach Bowl win over Auburn.
Nebraska fans will get a chance to preview Frost’s new team at the annual spring game Saturday. And when the team takes the field, there will be a few positions to keep an eye on.
The first position of interest is quarterback, where Bunch, Gebbia and Martinez will battle for the starting position come fall. With former quarterback Tanner Lee entering the NFL draft and sophomore quarterback Patrick O’Brien electing to transfer, Nebraska is left with little experience at the position. However, there is plenty of potential.
Gebbia has worked with Steve Calhoun of Armed & Dangerous Football, who sees a lot of upside to the redshirt freshman. Martinez was specifically recruited by Frost for his offense, so he could be a bit of a wildcard in the competition. Depending on how spring football goes, Frost may consider a junior college quarterback transfer.
Another area of interest will be the offensive line, where position coach Greg Austin is shuffling players to find the best fit. Through spring football, Austin feels that his player are “getting to it” and is pleased with the group’s competitiveness. Austin is working to bring “the magic” he found at UCF to his new Nebraska team.
On defense, the secondary will be an area to watch. Cornerback Chris Jones has departed, leaving players such as juniors Lamar Jackson, Avery Anderson, Eric Lee Jr. and Jeremiah Stovall, sophomore Dicapario Bootle and junior college transfer Deontai Williams to step up. Aaron Williams and Antonio Reed are expected to start at safety, while Frost has noted sophomore Marquel Dismuke’s potential.
“I think we have a few guys in the DB room that like to hit and hopefully they bring everyone along with them,” Frost said. “You know, Deontai [Williams] likes to hit. Marquel Dismuke is another guy we have to hold him back a little bit. We’re going to teach those guys to tackle the right way and we’re going to bring everyone else along with them.”
Those three positions won’t be the only ones of interest, especially with all positions essentially being open for the taking. While Frost doesn’t expect to name starters at most positions, especially quarterback, spring football has helped start the process of sorting it out.