Taylor Martinez breaks free for a 67-yard touchdown run.

Nebraska 38
Idaho 17

Sept. 11, 2010 • 11:38 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • FSN PPV
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1st quarter
NEB: Alex Henery 24 field goal, 7:40
2nd quarter
NEB: Taylor Martinez 67 run (Henery kick) 12:15
NEB: Roy Helu Jr. 58 run (Henery kick) 8:22
NEB: DeJon Gomes 40 interception return (Henery kick) 6:07
NEB: Rickey Thenarse 47 interception return (Henery kick) 4:00
IDA: Trey Farquhar 34 field goal, 0:00
3rd quarter
IDA: Michael LaGrone 2 pass from Nathan Enderle (Farquhar kick) 5:23
NEB: Martinez 20 run and fumble recovery (Henery kick) 1:22
4th quarter
IDA: Armauni Johnson 19 pass from Brian Reader (Farquhar kick) 2:31
                          IDA       NEB
First downs............... 24        18
  Rushing.................. 9        13
  Passing................. 11         5
  Penalty.................. 4         0
Rushing attempts-Net... 38-60    41-360
Net yards passing........ 219       111
  Comp-Att-Int....... 21-39-5   13-18-1
Total offense......... 77-279    59-471
Fumbles-Lost............. 3-1       8-3
Penalties-Yards......... 3-15    10-123
Punts-Average......... 4-46.2    2-26.0
Punt returns-Avg .....  0-0.0     0-0.0
Kickoff returns-Avg... 4-18.8    1-27.0
Interceptions-Yds-TDs...1-8-0   5-127-2
Possession Time........ 32:04     27:56
Third-Down Conv. ....... 4/13      4/10
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 0/0       0/1
Sacks By-Yards.......... 2-15      7-80
IDA: D.Jackson 11-67, P.McCarty 12-40, Kama Bailey 5-20, T.Vital 1-3, B.Reader 3-minus 18, N.Enderle 6-minus-52

NEB: T.Martinez 14 157, R.Helu 9-107, R.Burkhead 9-77, A.Jones 3-18, D.Robinson 2-2, C.Green 2-1, N.Paul 2-minus-2
IDA: N.Enderle 16-31-5, 141 YDS, 1 TD;
     B.Reader 5-8-0, 78 YDS, 1 TD
NEB: T.Martinez 12-17-1, 106 YDS, 0 TD;
     C.Green 1-1-0, 5 YDS, 0 TD
IDA: D.Hardy 5-75, A.Johnson 3-37, E.Greenwood 3-34, D.Jackson 2-31, K.Bailey 2-6, P.McCarty 2-5, M.Shaw 1-13, J.Veltung 1-11, T.Elmo 1-5, M.LaGrone 1-2

NEB: N.Paul 4-31, R.Burkhead 3-41, B.Kinnie 3-17, M.McNeill 2-17, B.Cotton 1-5

Attendance: 85,732

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2nd-quarter burst powers Huskers past Vandals

Nebraska scored 28 points in a span of 8:15 in the second quarter to bolt to a 31-0 lead and coasted to a 38-17 victory over Idaho despite committing four turnovers.

Nebraska’s scoring explosion came from both sides of the ball, as quarterback Taylor Martinez and I-back Roy Helu Jr. scored on back-to-back runs of more than 55 yards.

After the offensive showed its firepower, the Blackshirt defensive backs got into the action with back-to-back interception returns from DeJon Gomes and Rickey Thenarse for touchdowns, each covering at least 40 yards.

Nebraska’s four consecutive scoring plays of 40 or more yards marked the first time since a 73-21 win over Oklahoma in Norman in 1996 that the Big Red scored on four plays of 40 or more yards in the same game — let alone the same quarter.

The 31-point cushion was more than enough for a Blackshirt defense that intercepted five passes and recovered a fumble on the afternoon.

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2010 schedule
04/17Red 21, White 16
09/04W. KentuckyW 49-10
09/11IdahoW 38-17
09/18@ WashingtonW 56-21
09/25South Dakota St.W 17-3
10/07@ Kansas St.W 48-13
10/16TexasL 13-20
10/23@ Oklahoma St.W 51-41
10/30MissouriW 31-17
11/06@ Iowa St.W 31-30
11/13KansasW 20-3
11/20@ Texas A&ML 6-9
11/26ColoradoW 45-17
12/04OklahomaL 20-23
12/30@ WashingtonL 7-19
Rex Burkhead rushed for 77 yards on nine carries.



It was one of those classic ‘mixed bag’ games that Tom Osborne used to talk about.


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Omaha World-Herald

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Lincoln Journal Star

The Huskers hope to find an offensive rhythm in Seattle that they never quite found against Idaho.

Grand Island Independent

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Lincoln Journal Star

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Omaha World-Herald

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Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska is in a new offense led by a kid who hasn’t yet learned the limits of his talents.

Nebraska StatePaper

So much for ‘teams improve most between weeks one and two.’


It's important to preach patience. A lot has been thrown at Martinez in the last couple of months, and the hype monster surrounding him has grown to a ridiculous size.

Daily Nebraskan
Husker Mike

Today we saw the good and the redshirt freshman in Taylor Martinez.

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