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Record: 6-1 (2-1)
Big 12 North Ranking: second
National Ranking: BCS No. 14
Nebraska bounced back from the Texas loss to win a shootout with Oklahoma State, 51-41. Taylor Martinez, who has been criticized for being one-dimensional, was 22-of-35 for 323 yards and five touchdowns, while running for 112 yards on 19 carries.
The receiving corps bounced back from their disastrous outing against Texas. Niles Paul had 131 yards on nine catches, as well as a 101-yard kickoff return touchdown. Brandon Kinnie had his first touchdown catch and followed it up with two more for a total of three.
The run game was not as effective as it has been, only gaining 217 yards and no touchdowns. The defense looked bad. The running defense was bad, but the passing defense did its job, limiting Brandon Weeden to less than his average for yards.
Overall it was a good game for the Nebraska offense, but not so much for the Blackshirts. For some reason Bo Pelini has major issues with Air Raid-type offenses.
They have a monumental battle with Missouri for the Big 12 North this week.
Nebraska player of the week: Taylor Martinez—435 total yards, five touchdowns and Walter Camp's player of the week.
Week 9: Missouri
Prediction: Win—Hey, I'm a Nebraska fan, so sue me. I'm still not sure if the Tigers are legit. Oklahoma struggled a lot against teams this season. The peso defense is also built specifically for the spread.