Nebraska has reached the final Big 12 Championship Game in its history – the Huskers head for the Big Ten next season – largely because of redshirt freshman quarterback Taylor Martinez. But it’s not clear yet if Martinez will be able to play in the conference title game against Oklahoma.
Martinez started 10 games this season, but missed Friday’s win over Colorado with a sprained ankle and turf toe. Cody Green started in his place and completed 10-of-13 passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns as Nebraska beat the Buffaloes 45-17. He ran for another score. Green has started two games since Martinez sprained his right ankle against Missouri on Oct. 30.
On Monday, coach Bo Pelini said Martinez’s status for Saturday’s game was “day to day” and said it’s possible both he and Green could play against the Sooners. Zac Lee finished the blowout at quarterback on Saturday, but the senior wasn’t mentioned by Pelini when he was asked about the quarterback spot.
“We’ll play the guy that we feel is going to give us the best chance to win the game,” said Pelini said. “And it might be a combination of the two.”
Nebraska will meet the Sooners at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It’s Nebraska’s second straight appearance in the title game after a 13-12 loss to Texas last season.
Oklahoma’s 47-41 victory Saturday night at Oklahoma State forced a three-way tie atop the Big 12 South Division standings. The Sooners claimed the Big 12 title spot because they have a higher BCS ranking than Oklahoma State and Texas A&M. In that OSU win, Oklahoma’s Landry Jones became the fifth quarterback in the nation this season to attempt at least 60 passes and throw for at least 400 yards. Bet on the Big 12 title game at Bodog.
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