By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
Taylor Martinez tied a career high with five touchdown passes against Southern Miss.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KTIV) -
You can mark Sept., 1, down as the day that Taylor Martinez silenced his critics.
After completing 56 percent of his passes in 2011, Martinez said he wanted to complete 70 percent of his passes this year.
He did just that Saturday, leading Nebraska to a 49-20 win over Southern Mississippi.
Martinez was masterful, completing 26 of 34 passes for a for a career-high 354 passing yards and five touchdowns.
He also distributed the ball well, connecting with 10 different receivers.
"You know he has really worked extremely hard at improving that part of his game." Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck said. "He knows to be the complete players, that's what he needed to work on in the off season. And, that's what he did."
"We knew as an offense, that our offense was really good," Martinez added. "We just have to keep that momentum going. I don't think no one can stop us if we just keep going. We have so many dynamic athletes out there."
The Huskers hit the road to battle UCLA in the Rose Bowl next Saturday. Kickoff is set for 6:30.
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