Saturday, December 4, 2010
Martinez's indecision costing Huskers
By David Ubben
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Taylor Martinez has been sacked five times tonight, including twice on Nebraska's current drive, which is carrying over into the fourth quarter.
Oklahoma's defensive line has played well, but the biggest reason for both sacks on this drive has been Martinez's indecision. Nebraska's pass blocking has been good enough, but the freshman quarterback has to get rid of the ball.
Both sacks came on first down, so it didn't completely end Nebraska's drive, but he's not doing the offense any favors.
On the second sack, he shook off one tackler, and still didn't get rid of the ball, giving up a sack to Oklahoma's Pryce Macon. He probably had close to 10 seconds to get rid of it, and didn't.
That will have to change for the Huskers, who can't win this game without a functional passing game in the fourth quarter.