Thursday, December 2, 2010
Big Red update: Week 14
By ESPN.com staff
Let's take one final regular-season look at future Big Ten member Nebraska, which aims for a league championships on Saturday.
Record: 10-2 (6-2 Big 12, North division champion)
National rank: No. 13 in BCS standings, No. 13 in AP Poll, No. 13 in Coaches' Poll
Last result: Beat Colorado 45-17 last Friday in Lincoln
News to know: The Huskers bounced back from a very frustrating loss in College Station to take care of business against Colorado. They wrapped up the Big 12 North title and will renew their classic rivalry with Oklahoma in the league championship game at JerryWorld. The big question for Big Red relates to the quarterback position, as the coaches aren't sure who will start on Saturday night. Taylor Martinez is still dealing with an ankle injury and turf toe, and Nebraska could play both T-Magic and Cody Green against the Sooners. Green led the Huskers past Colorado while Martinez watched from the sideline. Colleague David Ubben writes that Nebraska's most effective quarterback right now might be running back Rex Burkhead, who took snaps in the Wildcat formation against Colorado and threw two touchdown passes. It certainly will be interesting to watch the Huskers' offensive game plan Saturday, although their defensive performance likely will determine whether or not they head to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Saturday marks Nebraska's final game as a member of the Big 12 -- keep an eye on those officials -- but the Huskers and Oklahoma are discussing a home-and-home series in 2020-21.
Up next: Saturday vs. No. 9 Oklahoma in Big 12 championship game at Arlington, Texas