Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Taylor Marinez failed to lead his team to a victory in the Capital One Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs on New Year’s Day, but that hasn’t stopped the signal-caller from trash-talking his opponents and the conference that they play in.
That’s right. Martinez, who’s Cornhuskers fell to the Bulldogs 45-31, continued his trash-talk after the game.
Before the game, Martinez said the Georgia defense was “just another typical Big Ten defense,” and he has is still yapping now that he has faced the Bulldogs defensive unit.
“I think the Big Ten, talent-wise, is a lot better, and the defenses in the Big Ten are better than SEC defenses,” Martinez said, per the Lincoln Journal-Star. “This was supposed to be one of the top defenses in the SEC, and we pretty much did anything we wanted against them.”
It wasn’t just Martinez that decided to take some shots at the SEC and Georgia. Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah told the Omaha World-Herald that he doesn’t see anything special from the SEC’s top teams.
“I don’t care if it’s ‘Bama, I don’t care if it’s Notre Dame. Georgia was nothing special. We came out, we had ‘em tied. We just didn’t finish. I feel like we’re a better ballclub than those guys. You saw that early. We just didn’t finish,” Abdullah said.
“We knew they were gonna come out lively and talking. But if you hit ‘em in the mouth a couple good times, they were gonna lay down. And that’s what we did. We just didn’t finish.”
The Cornhuskers players can say whatever they choose to say, but it is silly for a team that was handled to talk trash about the team that beat them just a day ago. There is a reason the SEC has been so dominant in college football over the past decade, and it isn’t because the Big Ten has more talent.