Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez, coming off a career day against Oklahoma State, was named the Walter Camp Foundation national offensive player of the week. The redshirt freshman had 435 yards in total offense in NU’s 51-41 win against the No. 17 Cowboys. He completed 23 of 35 passes for career highs of 323 yards and five touchdowns. He set NU freshman records for completions, yards and TD passes. Martinez added 112 yards rushing to become the first quarterback in NU history to throw for at least 300 yards and rush for at least 100 in the same game. His 435 yards of total offense rank third in Nebraska’s all-time single-game greatest efforts.
There is not much time to enjoy this victory, now it’s time to focus on Missouri. The Tigers come in after a 36-27 win over Oklahoma who was ranked #1 in the BCS Standings. The Tigers jumped to sixth in the BCS. Meanwhile, the Huskers are ranked 14th in the AP Poll, which does not factor into the BCS Standings which NU coincidentally is ranked 14th in as well moving up two spots. The Big 12 North basically on the line this weekend. A loss to Missouri would put NU two back in the standings and three with the tie-breaker with four games remaining, so a much bigger game for the Huskers.