NO MORE FUMBLES! (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
And thus ends the longest contentiously played series in NU vs KU.
Not much to say, Defense very, very good. Offense kinda meh. NU needs Martinez to be healthy, but I think everyone knows that. Oh and the fumbles, what is up with that?
Saturday night’s game with Texas A&M will be televised regionally on ABC beginning at 7. A coverage map of the areas receiving the game will be available later in the week.
There had better be a reverse window for this one.
Nebraska (9-1, 5-1 Big 12) fell a notch to No. 9 in the coaches' poll released Sunday. Click here for full rankings. Meantime, Nebraska remains No. 9 in The Associated Press Top 25.
So Nebraska muddled through tonight against Kansas. They could get away with that this week, considering the opponent. They can't do that next week against Texas A&M; with Ryan Tannehill at quarterback, the Aggies have been solid. I think the defense will be ready next week, but the lingering question is whether Taylor Martinez can be the gamebreaker in this game he's been previously... because the Huskers will need that facet of their game next Saturday night.
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Nebraska at #11 here.
What’s promising to Watson is the fact that his offense has shown the capability to reach its potential. The players just have to eliminate those nagging gaffes that seem to be holding them back.
Promising, and maddening as well.
The Blackshirts: Nebraska's defense needed a big game with Taylor Martinez easing back into action, and delivered one in a 20-3 win over Kansas. They limited Quinn Mecham to 15 yards and an interception on 3-of-13 passing and allowed just 72 yards rushing on 34 carries, a 2.1 average.
Without Taylor Martinez at full strength, Nebraska's offense looks very average.
Still, Martinez didn't have the same burst he'd shown when completely healthy, which limited him somewhat in the zone read option.
The fumbles are beyond a problem now. They're getting ridiculous and inexcusable