Posted by Chip Patterson
As Nebraska prepares for one last shot at a Big 12 title, head coach Bo Pelini is having to prepare for the Oklahoma Sooners with an uncertain quarterback situation. Starting quarterback Taylor Martinez was forced to miss the regular season finale against Colorado with turf toe, and on Monday Pelini said that the freshman's status for the Big 12 Championship game is officially "day-to-day." Nebraska would like nothing more than to say farewell to the Big 12 by getting redemption in Dallas after last year's heartbreaking last-second loss to Texas.
Martinez was replaced on Saturday by sophomore quarterback Cody Green. Green played well against the Buffs, completing 10 of 13 passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns. While Green displayed a little fancy footwork, rushing seven times for 23 yards and punching in a score on the ground in the fourth quarter to ice the game for the Huskers, he does not provide nearly the threat that the speedy Martinez does in the open field. However, Pelini did say on Monday that "it might be a combination of the two" quarterbacks against the Sooners.