Martinez putting on aerial display

October, 23, 2010
10/23/10
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Entering Saturday's game against No. 14 Oklahoma State, Taylor Martinez had thrown three career touchdowns passes.

He's got four so far against Oklahoma State, and the Huskers lead 44-34 after Alex Henery's third field goal of the game.

Oklahoma State ranks 11th in the league in pass defense and has given up a league-high 13 passing touchdowns, but Martinez has made some tough throws and looks like he's growing up fast. As a freshman, it was obvious he'd become a much better passer, perhaps rapidly at first.

He looks like he's taking a big step today. We'll see if he can finish it up and get what the Huskers really want: A win.

It would be a big one, too, against a top-15 opponent on the road.

Martinez also topped 100 yards rushing, with 102 yards on 17 carries, but the Cowboys have kept him out of the end zone, and his longest run is just 26 yards. Only Texas kept him from breaking loose more effectively, limiting his longest run to 14 yards.

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