Martinez Earns National Honor
New Haven, Conn. - Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez was honored Sunday, as he was selected as the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Foundation.
Martinez accounted for 435 yards of total offense in Nebraska's 51-41 win over No. 17 Oklahoma State on Saturday. The redshirt freshman completed 23-of-35 passes for a career-high 323 yards and five touchdowns, setting NU freshman marks in completions, yards and touchdown passes. He also topped the 100-yard mark on the ground for the fifth time in seven games, rushing for 112 yards on 19 carries, becoming the first quarterback in school history to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in a game. His 435 yards of total offense ranked third on Nebraska's all-time single-game chart.
The win was Nebraska's first in Stillwater since 1995 and the win over the No. 17 Cowboys was NU's highest ranked win on the road since 1997. The Huskers are now 6-1 for the first time since the 2003 campaign.
This is the seventh year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.