What was billed as a close contest and a battle for the Big 12 North (by local folk, anyway), was anything but as Nebraska absolutely rolled Kansas State in Manhattan last night. The final was 48-13, but the game wasn't even that close. Redshirt freshman Quarterback Tayler Martinez burned the Wildcat defense all night running for 241 yards and 4 touchdowns, including runs of 35, 40, and 80 yards for scores. But it wasn't just the Taylor Martinez show, the Nebraska line was opening up huge holes that yours truly could have run through and with Martinez's blazing speed the K-State defence didn't stand a chance. It's going to be a few tough years for Nebraska's opponents with this kid on the field.
On the other side of the ball, K-State's leading rusher Daniel Thomas could not get it going. Nebraska's "BlackShirts" defence held him to under 3 yards per carry. He had been averaging six yards/carry in their first 4 games. This caused problems as K State's passing attack has been suspect all year. After the game Coach Snyder said he was opening up competition at the Quarterback position this week.
Kansas State was rightfully embarrassed by their performance. As one Wildcat player noted, This one hurt. To have a HATED rival come into your home stadium and put the beat down on you is unacceptable. Rumors that the Wildcats also let the Huskers sleep with their girlfriends could not be substantiated. The only thing worse would be to lose to a terrible Jayhawk football team next week when they visit Lawrence.