Nebraska Cornhuskers‘ head coach Bo Pelini isn’t sure if his starting quarterback, Taylor Martinez will play again.
The Associated Press has the story:
Asked on Monday about the possibility of Martinez playing again this season, coach Bo Pelini said, “I don’t know if the chances are real good.”
Martinez has been limited to four games because of injuries to his shoulder, hip, abdomen and foot. Pelini said the injuries to the second and third toes on his left foot have not “gotten much better.”
Martinez has been Nebraska’s starting quarterback since his freshman season. This year, the 6’1, 210 lb. senior out of Corona, California has completed 69-of-110 passes for 667 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. Martinez has missed five games, all Nebraska victories.
Redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong, Jr. has stepped in for Martinez. The 6’1, 220 lb. Cibolo, Texas native is 52-of-94 for 659 yards with five touchdowns and six interceptions. He’s also rushed for two more touchdowns.
Despite losing to the Minnesota Golden Gophers and being blown out by the UCLA Bruins earlier this season, the Cornhuskers can move into first place in their division if they can defeat the Michigan State Spartans Saturday.