MARTINEZ WON’T PLAY IN THE GATOR BOWL

Posted 8 months ago

By John Axtell

Taylor Martinez -1It turns out that Nebraska coach Bo Pelini was right when he said in early November that senior QB Taylor Martinez was done for the year because of lingering foot injury.

Although Husker fans had hoped the school’s all-time passing and total offense leader would heal in time for bowl season, it wasn’t to be.

After Nebraska’s first practice in Florida on Friday for their New Year’s Day Gator Bowl meeting with Georgia, Pelini said Martinez will not be healthy enough to play .

Martinez got in only 4 games this year, none since the Huskers’ 34-23 loss to Minnesota on Oct. 26. He finishes the season with 667 yards passing, 10 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.