Big Red update: Week 10

November, 2, 2010
11/02/10
11:15
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It's time for our weekly look at future Big Ten member Nebraska, which picked up another big win on Saturday.

Record: 7-1 (3-1 Big 12)

National rank: No. 7 in BCS standings, No. 9 in AP Poll, No. 10 in coaches' poll

Last result: Beat then-No. 6 Missouri 31-17 in Lincoln

News to know: The Huskers lost star quarterback Taylor Martinez to a sprained ankle in Saturday's game, but running back Roy Helu Jr. picked up the slack and then some. Helu rushed for a team record 307 yards against Missouri, becoming the first FBS player to eclipse the 300-yard mark on the ground this season. He had first-quarter touchdown runs of 66 and 73 yards and added a 53-yarder in the third quarter, piling up an insane 228 yards on his first 10 carries. Now if only Nebraska fans could correctly pronounce Helu's name in their chants. "They called me 'HAY-loo'?" he said. "It's Roy 'HEL-lou' Jr." Martinez missed the second half but is expected to practice today and should be ready for Saturday's game at Iowa State. There was a little bit of controversy in the Missouri game as Tigers coach Gary Pinkel is asking the Big 12 to review a hit placed by Nebraska's Courtney Osborne on Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Pinkel doesn't think there was any malice with the hit but wants a review, while Huskers coach Bo Pelini called it a clean hit. Nebraska sacked Gabbert six times in the game.

Up next: Saturday at Iowa State

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