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Most people remember Taylor Martinez lighting up Oklahoma State for 323 yards and five touchdowns through the air.
But, do you remember that Martinez was 16-22 for 191 yards and two touchdowns against Ohio State?
Or that he was 28-37 for 289 and two touchdowns against Northwestern?
It’s easy to dismiss Martinez as a speedster who makes you cringe when he throws the ball (see Taylor, Steve), but the fact is that Martinez has found success throwing the ball.
To be certain, that success has not been consistent, and there have been times —Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Michigan come to mind—where he has lost games with his arm as well.
For Martinez to reach the 3,000 yard mark, he would have to average just over 230 yards per game, and that includes a bowl game.
He doesn’t need to replicate his Oklahoma State performance every week to reach that mark. If he can give more games like Ohio State and Northwestern, he could get there.
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