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Nebraska's road to the Big 12 Championship game

BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, Modified: December 3, 2010 at 8:40 pm •  Published: December 3, 2010

Here's a look at how Nebraska (10-2, 6-2 Big 12) made its way to the Big 12 Championship game:


Nebraska 49, Western Kentucky 10 (at Lincoln, Neb.): Surprise starter Taylor Martinez rushes for a school record 127 yards by a freshman quarterback in a debut. The Cornhuskers compile 536 total yards and lead 35-3 after three quarters.

SEPT. 11

Nebraska 38, Idaho 17 (at Lincoln, Neb.): Martinez (157 rushing yards) leads a dominant ground attack. The Cornhuskers intercept five passes, including two returned for TDs by DeJon Gomes and Rickey Thenarse.

SEPT. 18

Nebraska 56, Washington 21 (at Seattle): Featuring three 100-yard rushers, the Cornhuskers roll up 533 yards. The defense intercepts two passes and limits Washington star Jake Locker to 4-of-20 passing for 71 yards.

SEPT. 25

Nebraska 17, South Dakota State 3 (at Lincoln, Neb.): The offense takes some criticism after sputtering at home but the defense holds the Jackrabbits to 236 yards. Lavonte David records 19 tackles. Nebraska intercepts two more passes.

OCT. 7

Nebraska 48, Kansas State 13 (at Manhattan, Kan.): Taylor Martinez has the best rushing performance ever by a Nebraska quarterback (241 rushing yards and four TDs). The defense holds K-State star Daniel Thomas to 63 yards on 22 carries.

OCT. 16

Texas 20, Nebraska 13 (at Lincoln, Neb.): The Longhorns hold Nebraska to 202 yards of total offense. Taylor Martinez rushes for only 21 yards and is 4-of-12 passing. The Cornhuskers fall behind 20-3 and drop several passes.

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