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Taylor Martinez Leads Nebraska To Victory Over Kansas State in Big 12 Game

T-Magic exploded on Thursday night against K-State
T-Magic exploded on Thursday night against K-StateOtto Greule Jr/Getty Images
Leland JohnsonContributor IOctober 8, 2010

Nebraska completely dominated Kansas State, 48-13 Thursday night in Manhattan, KS. Taylor Martinez showed why people call him T-Magic, rushing 15 times for 241 yards (new school record) and four touchdowns.  He passed for 128 yards and a touchdown.  Martinez pulled out the razzle dazzle, breaking several arm tackles on several occasions and then scoring on plays of 14, 35, 80, and 41 yards.  

The performance proves that this young man can play football at a very high level.  He seems to be the fastest kid on the field, running away from all pursuers.  The defense has to spend so much time worrying about Martinez that the game opens up for other skill players like running backs Roy Helu, Jr. (110 yards rushing) and Rex Burkhead (57 yards rushing).  When the safeties started cheating up in run support, Martinez found Kyler Reed wide open down the middle.  

The Nebraska Huskers look poised to dominate the Big 12 and possibly compete for a national championship.  If the offense can continue to score 40+ points a game, and the defense less than 13, this team will be near the top in the end.  

Up next for the Martinez and the Huskers is Texas on October 16.  Texas comes into Lincoln for the last time in the near future and will be looking to continue its five-game winning streak over Nebraska.  Nebraska has been waiting to get back on the field with Texas since the controversial last-second loss in the 2009 Big 12 Conference title game, 13-12.  It might just be the year they get over the hump against Texas.

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