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Taylor Martinez threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns and Nebraska rallied to beat Northwestern 29-28 on Saturday.
The Cornhuskers (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) rallied from 12 down in the fourth, taking a one-point lead when Martinez hit Ben Cotton with a 7-yard pass with just over 2 minutes left, and hung on when a 53-yard field goal attempt by Northwestern's Jeff Budzien barely missed wide right with 1:10 remaining. That kept Nebraska in the thick of the Legends division race after being blown out at Ohio State two weeks earlier.
The Cornhuskers can thank Martinez for that. He led them to two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and completed 27 of 39 passes in the game, helping Nebraska rack up 543 yards of total offense.
Quincy Enunwa added 110 yards receiving, while Kenny Bell caught six passes for 77 yards and a touchdown. Ameer Abdullah ran for 101 yards on a day when Rex Burkhead left with an unspecified injury after a short run early on.
Venric Mark led Northwestern (6-2, 2-2)...
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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...
Nebraska (4-2, 1-1) at Northwestern (6-1, 1-1) (3:30pm ET on ABC)
Line: Nebraska -7
Last Meeting: 2011 (28-25 Northwestern Win)
3 Players to Watch:
1) Venric Mark (RB Northwestern): Mark has been going all sorts of crazy in Big Ten play were he ranks 3rd in rushing amongst running backs with 398 yards in three games. He's also third in TD's in conference...
Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and linebacker Damien Proby address the media following Nebraska's 29-28 victory over the Wildcats at Ryan Field.
Northwestern fell to Nebraska 29-28 in a heartbreaking fashion Saturday. PurpleWildcats wraps up everything you need to know from Saturday, including the use of Kain Colter and where NU will go from here.
After rallying late to win at Northwestern, Nebraska will play for a share of the Big Ten Legends Division lead when Michigan visits Lincoln this Saturday night.
The Cornhuskers (5-2, 2-1) defeated the Wildcats 29-28 Saturday thanks to Taylor Martinez's big fourth quarter and despite three turnovers and eight penalties.
So it's one down and five to go for the Huskers to...