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Adrian Martinez Out With Injury - Logan Smothers to Start Against Iowa

Nebraska football if anything is always interesting. The Huskers were picked by Vegas to beat Iowa by four and since this news has come out the betting lines have been locked and I assume Iowa will be favored by a touchdown.

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Scott Frost reported at Monday’s press conference that Adrian Martinez will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. Martinez is due to have surgery on his shoulder and thus will miss the Iowa game which is this Friday.

It is reported that Martinez’s shoulder was “clicking” against Wisconsin but chose to play through it in the second half against the Badgers.

This means that Logan Smothers is slotted to be the starter against Iowa. Coach Frost mentioned we could also see true freshman Heinrich Haarberg as well.

The Iowa game will be the sixth game Logan Smothers will have appeared in this season. It will be tough order to start your first game against an Iowa team that has a chance to win the west division (would need some help).

Smothers is known for his speed. They have been working on changing some of his mechanics since he arrived on campus, so we will find out how good of a thrower Smothers may be at this point in his time at Nebraska.

Here is the full comment from coach Frost on the quarterback situation.