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T-Magic a game-time decision

Posted on: November 5, 2010 1:06 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2010 1:07 pm

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez suffered an ankle injury during the Cornhuskers win over Missouri last week, and though the injury forced him to miss practice on Monday, Martinez practiced throughout the rest of the week.  Which would lead you to believe that Martinez will be ready to play when Nebraska takes on Iowa State this weekend in a game that means a lot more than most of us would have thought when the year began.

That may not be the case, though.  According to Bo Pelini, Martinez is getting better, but whether he plays or not will be a game time decision.

"He's getting better each day," Pelini told Husker Extra. "It will be probably a game-time decision, but he's getting better every day."

Which, in my opinion, means that Martinez will be starting for Nebraska on Saturday.  This is a very big game for Nebraska, because a loss against Iowa State would completely render last week's victory against Mizzou meaningless, and give Missouri the inside track to the Big 12 title game.  It would also drop the Cornhuskers to third in the division, as they'd have the same record as Iowa State, but would lose the tie-breaker.

So, in other words, Nebraska has to win this game or its chances of winning the Big 12 are done.  Considering what Iowa State did to Texas in Austin a few weeks ago, it's apparent that this is not a Cyclones team to take for granted, so unless Martinez is incapable of walking on Saturday morning, he'll be playing.


Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2010 7:19 am

T-Magic a game-time decision

YAWN! Who cares?! Only TU fans worry about numbers.

Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2010 10:50 pm

T-Magic a game-time decision

charlie42s the only records that matter right now are 7-1 Huskers 4-4 Longhorns!!  You better be more worried about Kansas St!!  I think you're 2-6 vs them in the last 8 or something like that!

Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2010 10:24 pm

T-Magic a game-time decision

I really will miss Ames away games. Even though Nebraska usually beat them pretty bad, the people were always FANTASTIC. Every college football fan should take a class from Iowa state fans. They delt with YEARS of bad blows from us with a smile and a "good luck", and after the game last year, which was awful to watch as a husker fan, Iowa state fans shot back with genuine humility and I even heard a few "sorrys"

SORRY?! After beating Nebraska in Lincoln?! It was amazing. There are a few schools and fans I will miss from the big 12, but none more than Iowa state.

Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2010 6:49 pm

T-Magic a game-time decision

Get real. Nebraska has a 1-10 record versus TEXAS!

Losers leave, just like NU.

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2010 6:42 pm

T-Magic a game-time decision

Nicely put. I think during the initial "Big 12 is dead" debacle, most Cyclone fans would have jumped at the chance to move to the Big 10 just to have a place to call home. Going to miss the rivalry, as lopsided as it was.

Looking forward to the game. Go Clones. I hope we fare better than the last couple teams that could run the ball well (OK and IA-embarrassing) I'll take another 8 turnovers by Nebraska please.

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2010 6:18 pm

T-Magic a game-time decision

Nothing makes a Cyclone fan happier than genuine respect from the opponent AND the media.  This Saturday we have both.  Hopefully it'll be a good game!

Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2010 4:28 pm

T-Magic a game-time decision

What a classy Colorado fan, dropping a GBR.

Although, if you want sane, intelligent college football historian type of fans, the boards on a website is not a place to look for them. I'm even ashamed of a lot of husker fans on these sometimes. I think most fans would agree Nebraska and Colorado are good programs, the "we dont need them" is a normal reaction. Like getting dumped, what do you say to your friends about the girl? You talk up all kinds of nasty, even though you'll miss her.

Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2010 3:40 pm

T-Magic a game-time decision

For all the smack that was talked about Nebraska and Colorado not being important parts of the Big XII ever since this year's reallignment began, I hope Nebraska rolls all the way to the Fiesta Bowl.  The Big 8 was a National power for decades on the backs of Oklahoma and Nebraska with the Buffs an oft challenger for the Conference title that sent teams to the Orange Bowl.  The last decade has been a time of power in the Big XII South, and while I respect the fine recruiting and good football that has been played in the states of Texas and Oklahoma, the verbal abuse of Big XII North schools in a time of rebuilding has been disrespectful and absurd.  College football wasn't invented in 2002 and Colorado and Nebraska fought for final positions in the AP top 5 at the end of the 2001 season.  Come to the party with a little more knowledge people.  We aren't talking about winning Ivy League Titles back in at the turn of the century and World War I era.  We are talking about teams that have been successful in the modern era.

I wish it were the Buffs that were getting their act together before moving onto another conference, but I am still happy for our Cornhusker rivals.  We have played each other for over 100 years in 68 matchups and if it weren't for the broken power structure of a Big XII, that never should have happened in first place, I would like to think our rivalry would last for years to come.  In this last year of the Big XII as we know it I wish you the best of luck and hope for a well fought last conference game in Lincoln the day after Thanksgiving.  How does it go?  GBR!?!

Since: Oct 6, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2010 3:26 pm

T-Magic a game-time decision

I'd bet my paycheck Martinez starts and it would be foolish to overlook ISU!

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2010 2:35 pm

T-Magic a game-time decision

I disagree.  I don't think we need Taylor to win the next two games, and the coaching staff would be foolish to play Martinez if he's not 100%.  I see Zac Lee starting and the passing game gets opened up a lot, with more emphasis on Helu and Burkhead.

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