Saturday, October 30, 2010
Huskers rolling on both sides of the ball
By David Ubben
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Missouri's done a pretty good job of stopping Taylor Martinez on the ground.
Everything else? Firmly in favor of the Huskers.
Martinez has completed all five of his passes for 101 yards, including a 40-yarder to Kyler Reed for a touchdown to put Nebraska up 17-0 midway through the first quarter.
Missouri has just one first down, and Blaine Gabbert has already been sacked once, tripped up by Lavonte David. That's one more than he suffered last week in the win against Oklahoma. He's been constantly harassed, looks out of rhythm and the Blackshirts are keeping Missouri from running the ball to neutralize any of that pressure.
Gabbert's only completion of the day went for 21 yards to T.J. Moe for Missouri's lone first down.
This looks like it might get ugly early. Nebraska is making everything look easy.