Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Taylor Martinez has improved his throwing mechanics quite a bit this year. Last season they were just plain unsightly. This fall he looks and throws like a top flight college football quarterback. And the numbers back it up, as he’s tossed 15 TDs against just 4 picks, 1,615 yards and 67% completion.
On Saturday he accounted for 407 yards of total offense and four touchdowns to help Nebraska to a 29-28 road victory against Northwestern. The dual threat QB engineered two fourth-quarter scoring drives, erasing a 12-point deficit and tying the largest fourth-quarter comeback in school history. Martinez threw for 342 yards, the second-most of his career, and three touchdowns on 27 completions, adding 65 yards on the ground and a score. The league’s highest rated passer, he won his fourth career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award and third this season.
“Overall, Taylor played pretty outstanding football,” Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said.
“He was po...