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.
First half leaders
UM – Cade McNamara: 13/23, 148 yds.
NU – Adrian Martinez: 5/11, 94 yds.
UM – Hassan Haskins: 11 atts., 41 yds., TD
NU – Rahmir Johnson: 2 recs., 50 yds.
UM – Mike Sainristil: 1 rec., 48 yds.
NU – Rahmir Johnson: 2 recs., 50 yds.
Michigan adds first touchdown of game to close first half
Michigan takes over at its own 24 with 1:37 to go in the half, leading 6-0.
Cade McNamara’s first-down throw to Blake Corum is caught for 13 yards to the Michigan 37.
McNamara gets it to Cornelius Johnson for 4.
Timeout #1 Michigan (1:13 2nd)
McNamara throws to Corum for gains of 6 and 7 yards, moving into Nebraska territory.
Timeout #2 Michigan (0:53 2nd)
McNamara hits Daylen Baldwin for a 5-yard completion near the sideline. His next two passes are incomplete.
Corum runs on third down and gets all the way to the Nebraska 15 for a first down. A pass interference penalty makes it first-and-goal at the 3.
Timeout #2 Nebraska (0:20 2nd)
Haskins rushes into the end zone for a Michigan touchdown.
Michigan 13, Nebraska 0 (0:13 2nd)
Nebraska does not do anything of consequence.
END 2ND: Michigan 13, Nebraska 0
Nebraska forced to punt after entering Michigan territory
Nebraska takes over at the 25.
Adrian Martinez throws incomplete on second down, is hit as he throws on second down. The play is initially ruled a fumble recovery for Michigan, but is then overturned after review.
Then DJ Turner is nailed for pass interference, and it’ll be first down, Nebraska, at the 40.
Levi Falck comes up with an 11-yard reception to move into Michigan territory.
Martinez’s next two passes miss the mark, bringing up third-and-10. Martinez is sacked by David Ojabo, who forced the almost fumble earlier in the drive.
William Przystup’s punt is fair caught at the 24.
Michigan 6, Nebraska 0 (1:13 2nd)
Michigan stumbles in red zone, takes 6-0 lead after volatile drive
Michigan takes over at its own 10.
Cade McNamara throws complete to Blake Corum for a gain of 9. Corum moves the sticks with a 5-yard run on the next play.
McNamara hits his man for 5 yards and a delay-of-game penalty on…Nebraska? Yes, Nebraska, makes it first-and-10 at the 34.
Hassan Haskins rushes for 3, and McNamara throws to Cornelius Johnson for 6. The Wolverines run to the line to get off a third-down play.
Here’s what happens next: Haskins clearly rushes for a first down — by a full 2 yards. Michigan is flagged for holding. The flag is picked up, but the ball is spotted back where the play began on third-and-1. Jim Harbaugh is screaming at the officials to watch the replay and redo the spot. They don’t. He’s forced to call a timeout.
After review, they deem that Haskins got the yardage. They try to pin a timeout on Michigan, but Harbaugh is seen explaining that he was yelling ‘Challenge! Challenge! Challenge! Challenge!’ and officials ultimately change that ruling, too. A pitiful display from these Big Ten officials.
McNamara goes deep to a wide-open Mike Sainristil, who stretches out to make a pretty terrific catch at the Nebraska 6.
Daylen Baldwin can’t hang onto the first-and-goal throw. Haskins is ruled to have scored on second down, but that’s overturned, and it’ll be third-and-goal. Haskins goes over the top this time, and he’s ruled to be in again, but again it’ll be reviewed.
Haskins gets in on third down after McNamara trips; but again, the play will be reviewed, as McNamara was actually down before handing the ball off.
Jake Moody puts home a field goal.
Michigan 6, Nebraska 0 (3:19 2nd)
Nebraska goes 3-and-out after Michigan field goal
Nebraska takes over at its own 25.
Rahmir Johnson runs for 3, then 4, as Adrian Martinez can’t extend the drive on a third-down pass that falls incomplete.
William Przystup’s punt is fielded by A.J. Henning for a loss of 5 to the Michigan 10.
Michigan 3, Nebraska 0 (8:37 2nd)
Michigan takes 3-0 lead in second quarter
Michigan takes over at the Nebraska 35 after the interception.
Hassan Haskins rushes for 5, then 6 to move the chains.
Haskins gets it again, this time for 3. In comes J.J. McCarthy to handoff to Blake Corum for a gain of 3. McCarthy stays in on third down, hands it off again for a gain of only 1.
Jake Moody hits a 35-yard field goal to go up 3.
Michigan 3, Nebraska 0 (9:52 2nd)
Michigan’s Daxton Hill intercepts Martinez
Nebraska takes over at its own 6 in a 0-0 game.
Rahmir Johnson rushes for 3 yards to bring the first quarter to a close.
END 1ST: Michigan 0, Nebraska 0
Johnson rushes for 1 yard on second down. Adrian Martinez moves the chains with a 9-yard completion to the 19.
Jaquez Yant rushes for 2 yards. An illegal formation penalty on Nebraska will back it up 5 yards.
Timeout #1 Nebraska (12:54 2nd)
Daxton Hill tips a pass over the middle, then catches it as he falls to the turf for a Michigan interception. What a terrific catch.
Michigan 0, Nebraska 0 (12:47 2nd)
Michigan runs into trouble with passing game as another drive comes up empty
Blake Corum rushes for 5 yards on first down and is stopped for no gain on second down. Luke Schoonmaker is left wide open over the middle and Cade McNamara hits him for a gain of 24 to the 44 of Michigan.
Joel Honigford gets open for a 10-yard pickup on the next play to move the Wolverines into Nebraska territory at the 46.
Hassan Haskins rushes for 2. Another deep ball from McNamara is underthrown and falls incomplete, as he’s then sacked on third down to end the drive.
Brad Robbins’ punt is fair caught at the 6.
Michigan 0, Nebraska 0 (0:06 1st)
Michigan defense recovers from early penalty
First down, Nebraska, at the 35. It’s a 0-0 game with 6:48 to go in the first.
Jaquez Yant rushes for 3 yards on first down. Michigan takes a pass interference penalty on the next play, and that’ll give Nebraska a new set of downs at the 48.
Levi Falck picks up good yardage on the next first-down play, but it’s called back for a personal foul. It’ll be first-and-19.
A 4-yard run and a 7-yard completion brings up third-and-8. Adrian Martinez is flushed from the pocket and throws over the head of his intended receiver.
The ensuing punt goes out of the end zone.
Michigan 0, Nebraska 0 (4:29 1st)
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