But Martinez returned to practice on Tuesday and has been back at it all week. Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson says Martinez is “ready to go” against the Cyclones, who are 18.5-point underdogs on Bodog’s NCAA odds.
Martinez has combined for 2,047 total yards and 21 touchdowns this season. Thus he will clearly be the focus of the Cyclone defense.
“In playing sound defense, the goal is to have someone in every gap,” ISU coach Paul Rhoads said to reporters. “I’m not sure that’s good enough against him and so when you are trying to defend him, you almost want to have two players assigned to him.”
Could Saturday’s game be a letdown for Nebraska after the win over Missouri gave the Huskers control of the Big 12 North? Defensive coordinator Carl Pelini said coaches aren’t worried about an emotional letdown.
“I think the harder you try to prevent against a letdown, the more of a chance you have to have a letdown,” he said. “We just try to go business-as-usual.”
Last year Iowa State won 9-7 despite playing without starting QB Arnaud Robinson and running back Alexander Robinson; eight Nebraska turnovers were key. Arnaud ranks second in school history in all-time passing yards, and Alexander rushed for 120 yards in ISU’s upset victory at Texas earlier this season. ISU goes for its first winning streak in the Nebraska series since 1976-77.
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