After four straight home games to open its season, Michigan passed its first road test with flying colors.
It faces another Saturday night.
Follow along here for live updates from Detroit News contributor Nolan Bianchi.
In progress: Nebraska looking to replicate opening drive
First down, Nebraska, at the 35. It’s a 0-0 game with 6:48 to go in the first.
Michigan passing game comes up empty on second series
Michigan takes over at its own 4 after the defensive stand.
Hassan Haskins rushes for 4 to give the Wolverines some breathing room. Cade McNamara delivers a strike to Daylen Baldwin for 7 yards and a new set of downs at the 15.
J.J. McCarthy comes in to take the snap, takes off, and he gets to the 26 for an 11-yard pickup.
McNamara tries a deep shot to Cornelius Johnson downed the sideline, but it’s defended extremely well — and almost intercepted. He goes over the middle to Erick All on second down, and that’s broken up as well. The third-down throw doesn’t make it past the line of scrimmage and is batted away, incomplete.
Brad Robbins’ punt is fair caught at the 35.
Michigan 0, Nebraska 0 (6:48 1st)
Nebraska comes up empty inside Michigan 5
Nebraska takes over at the 18 after the stop.
The Huskers run a screen on first down, and it works to perfection — that’s 43 yards for Rahmir Johnson to the Michigan 39, where they’ll have first-and-10.
Johnson rushes for 4 more yards on the next play, and is dropped for no gain on second and third down. Nebraska goes for it on fourth-and-6, and it’ll complete an over-the-top throw to Omar Manning for a 24-yard pickup to the Michigan 11, first down.
Johnson rushes for 2 and Adrian Martinez for 6. Martinez is stuffed on third down, bringing up fourth-and-2. Nebraska is going for it again: This time he’s met at the line of scrimmage by Brad Hawkins, and that’ll be a turnover on downs.
Michigan 0, Nebraska 0 (8:40 1st)
Michigan goes 3-and-out to open game
Michigan takes over at the 20 to start the game.
Cade McNamara hits Daylen Baldwin for a 4-yard gain, but it’l be second-and-11 after a false start. Hassan Haskins rushes for 6 yards, and McNamara is forced into throwing on the run on third down. The throw is almost complete, but it’s about a few inches too far for Mike Sainristil to hang on.
Brad Robbins’ punt is fair caught at the 18.
Michigan 0, Nebraska 0 (13:26 1st)
No. 9 Michigan plays under lights against Nebraska, looking to stay unbeaten and in the middle of the Big Ten East Division hunt early in the season. The Wolverines (5-0, 2-0) have gotten off to a dominant start to race up the national rankings, bludgeoning four of their first five opponents by an average of 32 points, including a 38-17 thrashing of Wisconsin last week in Madison.
Normally, Nebraska would represent another blowout opportunity, having not had a winning season since 2016. But, the Cornhuskers have recovered from a season-opening loss to Illinois to get to 3-3, hanging with Oklahoma, nearly knocking off Michigan State in East Lansing, and then demolishing Northwestern last week.
Nebraska features one of the conference’s most dangerous players in dual-threat quarterback Adrian Martinez, among the nation’s leaders in total offense (312.5 yards, which ranks 15th). Nine of his 15 touchdowns have come on the ground this season.
Michigan at Nebraska
► Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
► TV/radio: ABC/950/104.3
► Line: Michigan by 3½
► Records: No. 9 Michigan (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten), Nebraska (3-3, 1-2)
► Series: Michigan leads 5-4-1