The loss of Sam Foltz, killed in a car accident while attending a punting camp in July, shook Nebraska football. Foltz was described as having a warm personality and by many accounts (including this touching segment from a local sportscaster) was a fantastic ambassador for the program.

The first time Nebraska's offense faced fourth down, Mike Riley sent out 10 players, with no punter, and let the play clock run down to zero. Fresno State understood the situation (and may have been in the loop) and declined the penalty.

Fresno State also wore game stickers on its helmets to honor Foltz.

The 22-year-old Foltz was the Big Ten punter of the year in 2015 as a junior and was on the Ray Guy Award watch list coming into his senior season. Foltz averaged 44.23 yards per punt in 2015.