Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/12
After another impressive effort last weekend, surging Nebraska finds itself on the verge of its first Big Ten championship game. While the Cornhuskers still need to defeat Iowa, the struggling Hawkeyes could have a difficult time keeping up Friday. The No. 17 Huskers try to lock up first place in the Legends Division as they close out their schedule against Iowa, which hopes to avoid losing six straight for the first time in 13 years. Taylor Martinez threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns to become the school's all-time passing leader and Nebraska (9-2, 6-1) scored on four of its first six possessions Saturday, extending its winning streak to five with a 38-14 victory over Minnesota. The Huskers, who came from behind in four of their first five conference victories, haven't won six in a row since opening 11-0 in 2001. "We've been coming out slow the past four or five weeks and giving people heart attacks," said sophomore Kenny Bell, who had a career-high nine receptions for 136...
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