Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern
Quick name the two teams that put up the third and fourth most offensive yards in the country last weekend against FBS competition?
Yes, the Bruins and Huskers would be those two teams and it is all thanks to the two quarterbacks (Taylor Martinez and Brett Hundley).
Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez has received a ton of negative hype over the years, but the kid put on a clinic against one of the better non-BCS defenses in the nation.
Going up against Southern Miss, he threw for 358 yards and 5 TD with his superstar running back Rex Burkhead on the sidelines nursing a sprained MCL. Those injuries sometimes take 2-3 weeks to heal, but Burkhead is just listed as questionable heading into this matchup (may change to doubtful, most speculate he will miss the game).
Without Burkhead more of the onus will be put on Martinez, but the depth behind Burkhead is solid with Ameer Abdullah possessing track star speed.
Plus, many are forgetting about the major stride...