2012 is a year of hope for Nebraska. Last year was a disappointing beginning to Nebraska’s life in the B1G, and the Children of the Corn are hoping for better results in the coming season.
For the previous two years, the leader of Nebraska’s offense was Taylor Martinez—not this year. As 2011 wore on, Rex Burkhead picked up more and more of the slack, and by the end of the year, there was no question that NU was Burkhead’s team.
Here are five reasons why Burkhead’s production will be determinative of Nebraska’s success in 2012.