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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 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...
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Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini talks to the media after Saturday's 29-28 win over Northwestern.
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...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer With Rex Burkhead's status in doubt, Ameer Abdullah says he is prepared to take over again as Nebraska's featured back in what could be the Cornhuskers' most important game of the regular season.
It's a role Abdullah is familiar with, given that Burkhead has missed all or part of five games.
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...
So this weekend I took the hour train ride up from downtown Chicago to Evanston to join the rest of the Sea of Red, cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ryan Field the past Saturday. The Huskers won a thriller 29-28 but you know that because you read the Husker Monday Marinade – Week 7 The post Nebraska vs Northwestern Photo Journal appeared first on No Coast Bias.
Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini says the Huskers special teams units have been inconsistent to this point. They will definitely need to be better than they were a year ago in Ann Arbor.
Nebraska's interior is a little stronger this season with the return of 6-foot-11 center Andre Almeida.