Nebraska, Michigan’s next opponent, falls to 0-2 after upset by Troy


ANN ARBOR — Nebraska’s football team is off to a rocky start under first-year head coach Scott Frost.

The Cornhuskers, Michigan’s opponent next week, dropped their second straight game to open the season, losing 24-19 to Troy at home. They are 0-2 for the first time since 1957. The loss was also their sixth straight at home. 

Nebraska sophomore walk-on quarterback Andrew Bunch, starting for injured Adrian Martinez, threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to JD Spielman that cut the deficit to 24-19 with 2 minutes, 55 seconds remaining.

The team got the ball back with 2:26 to play, but two plays later, Brunch threw his second interception of the game that sealed it for Troy (2-1).

The Cornhuskers, who lost to Colorado 33-28 last week, fall to 0-2 under Frost, who led the University of Central Florida to a 13-0 record last season.

Nebraska outgained Troy on Saturday 364 yards to 253, but it had three costly turnovers and gave up a 58-yard punt return for a touchdown. It also had a missed field goal.

Although the Cornhuskers led for most of its opener against Colorado, they fell behind early against Troy. A 9-yard touchdown run from B.J. Smith put the Trojans ahead 17-0 at the 5:12 mark of the second quarter.

Michigan (2-1) is 4-4-1 all-time against Nebraska, with the Cornhuskers winning the past two meetings in 2013 and 2012.

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