Taylor Martinez Will Start His First Road Game This Saturday
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Watson Prepares Offense for First Road Test at Washington

By NU Athletic Communications
Lincoln - The Huskers practiced outside Tuesday afternoon on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields in full pads as they continue to prepare for this weekend's game at Washington. After practice, Offensive Coordinator Shawn Watson addressed the media about his starting quarterback, redshirt freshman Taylor Martinez, playing his first road game and having to handle a tough environment.

"You work on it daily," said Watson. "We did it today; we'll do it tomorrow and Thursday. Dealing with noise and dealing with the environment you could get in; in the end zone where it's closed where their fans are at. The noise level and the communication, those are the big things we've worked on this week."

Watson also went on to give an evaluation on Martinez saying, "He's come a long way in terms of a lot of different areas. I'm impressed with his management overall. He's been cool, calm, collective. He hasn't gotten too high or too low. He's doing what he's supposed to do."

With eight fumbles against Idaho last weekend, Watson said they are addressing that area in practice.

"We do it every week. We always address it," said Watson. "We take care of it as a unit. We take care of it individually as coaches and it's not tolerated. We always work on it and we just work on it harder (now)."

The Huskers travel to Seattle this weekend to face the Huskies at 2:30 p.m. in a regionally-televised game on ABC.


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