Nebraska Football: Why Is Huskers QB Taylor Martinez Throwing so Much Better?

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Nebraska Football: Why Is Huskers QB Taylor Martinez Throwing so Much Better?
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If, before the Southern Miss game, someone would have told you that Rex Burkhead would miss the last three quarters and that Taylor Martinez threw the ball 34 times, what would you have guessed the outcome of the game to have been?

Be honest now.

Just about everyone not named Bo Pelini was surprised to see Martinez’s virtuoso performance throwing the ball against the Golden Eagles, going 26-for-34 for 354 yards and five (!) touchdowns. Was it a magical powder (T-Magical, even?) that quarterback guru Steve Calhoun used to create such an aerial threat? Or can we break down some of the technical things that Martinez is doing better to explain his performance?

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