After the murder at Memorial last weekend, two Huskers received recognition.
Linebacker JoJo Domann was named the Big Ten co-defensive player of the week and quarterback Adrian Martinez was named one of the Manning Award Stars of the Week. The eight finalists for this week’s award are on the Allstate Sugar Facebook page. In an effort to artificially prop up reach and manufacture meaningless engagement stats, you have to like their page and then like the picture of the quarterback you are voting for. But hey! there’s a Husker involved, so get to it!
From the athletic department:
JoJo Domann and Adrian Martinez were both honored Monday morning for their performances in the Huskers’ 56-7 win over Northwestern last Saturday. Domann was named Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week, while Martinez was one of eight Manning Award Stars of the Week.
Domann, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker from Colorado Springs, Colo., put together one of the finest games of his career against Northwestern. He led the Huskers with nine tackles, including eight solo stops, while posting career highs for tackles for loss (3.0-28), sacks (2.0-19) and forced fumbles (two). His totals for sacks, TFLs, solo stops and yards lost were all single-game highs for any Husker this season
On the season, Domann has 37 tackles, including seven tackles for loss, and ranks first or second on the team in sacks, tackles for loss and forced fumbles. He shared the weekly honor with Michigan’s David Ojabo. Domann is the second Blackshirt defender honored this season by the Big Ten, as Luke Reimer was honored following NU’s win over Buffalo.
Martinez accounted for 252 yards of total offense, as the Huskers put up 56 points and over 650 yards of total offense. He completed 11-of-17 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown, while also carrying eight times for 50 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. He now has totaled at least 250 yards of total offense in seven straight games, setting a school record.
College football fans can now go to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page to vote for what they think was the best performance from this past weekend. When voting closes on Thursday at 11 a.m. (Central), the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week.