So a collection of what I've found interesting about the game yesterday. You'll notice a trend of "sloppy" in the descriptions. Also interesting, Martinez has yet to throw a TD.
So yep more stuff to worry, argue, and generally freak out about if you want.
The cats don't freak out much
5. We should get used to watching Taylor Martinez run for touchdowns. Last week's 46-yarder against actually awful Western Kentucky was no fluke. He broke another big play this week with a 67-yard touchdown to put Nebraska up 10-0 in the second quarter -- and added another with a 20-yard score in the third. That gives the redshirt freshman five touchdowns and 284 yards rushing in two games. He has yet to throw a touchdown, but if Martinez proves himself to be competent in the passing game, he'll stay on the field and give Nebraska the big-play threat it lacked all last season. Those legs may decide how the Big 12 shakes out in conference play. His 106 yards on 12-of-17 passing were efficient but won't impress anyone. If he continues at this pace, he may overtake Robert Griffin (who quietly threw for a career high 297 yards in an impressive 34-6 win over Buffalo) as the conference's best running threat at quarterback.
DeJon Gomes, S, Nebraska: The Blackshirts were full of big plays in a 38-17 win over Idaho: five interceptions, two for touchdowns, and seven sacks. But Gomes made the day's biggest play of the game when he intercepted Idaho's Nathan Enderle, a Nebraska native, and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown. Eight of his 10 tackles also came in the first half while Nebraska raced to a 31-3 halftime lead with a 28-point second quarter. Gomes and safety Rickey Thenarse each recorded their first career touchdown after returning interceptions in the second quarter.
They have Nebraska at #9
Nice article on Yoshi. I knew he grew up in a tough area, and as the old cliche' goes - what doesn't kill you makes you stronger - means that Hardrick should be damned good by the time his Husker career is over. Or maybe this week. - JJ
When no scholarship offer came from former Nebraska coach Bill Callahan five years ago, Enderle was content to don the Vandals' silver and gold.
Enderle, Danny Woodhead - you get the idea that Bill Callahan just hated North Platte for some reason known only to him? - JJ