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OSU five spot: Huskers QB Taylor Martinez, OSU WR Josh Cooper in the spotlight today

BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com Modified: October 22, 2010 at 7:58 pm •  Published: October 22, 2010
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Here come the Huskers, likely for the final time. It hasn't been a fond relationship overall for OSU, although the past decade or so has involved some special moments. The Cowboys would like to give Nebraska something to remember them by on its way to the Big Ten.

TAYLOR MARTINEZ, QB, HUSKERS

Benched after struggling a week ago, how will Martinez bounce back on the road in the most hostile environment of his young career? The answer to that question means everything for Nebraska.

JOSH COOPER, WR, COWBOYS

Much attention focuses on the Justin Blackmon-Prince Amukamara matchup, for good reason. But it's Cooper who should find room to work in the passing game, opening opportunities for Blackmon and the offense.

JARED CRICK, DT, HUSKERS

Texas gouged the Huskers in the run game a week ago, despite no threat of a passing game. An aberration? If Crick and Co. don't slow Kendall Hunter and Joseph Randle, the Cowboys will light it up.

DANA HOLGORSEN, OC, COWBOYS

OSU's offensive coordinator voiced concerns about facing the NU defense. And it wasn't sandbagging. Still, Holgorsen typically has something special up his sleeve. And so far, it has worked.

MARKELLE MARTIN, SS, COWBOYS

There may be no tougher assignment this season for Martin, who will be critical in containing — and, ahem, discouraging — Martinez in the running game, yet also needed in coverage.


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