Taylor Martinez went over 7,000 yards of total offense in his career.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Nebraska Quotes

By NU Athletic Communications

No. 12 Ohio State (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) 63, No. 21/20 Nebraska (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) 38
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Oct. 6, 2012
Attendance: 106,102 (stadium record)


Bo Pelini, Nebraska head coach
On the overall game
"Congratulations to Ohio State, they played a great game. We, however, did not play our best, and that is really disappointing. Like I just told my football team, we need to win out. We need to win out because that is the only way to make it to Indianapolis."

On the Nebraska defense
"What changed after the first quarter was not getting off blocks, not making tackles and just not playing well enough. We overall just did not play good enough. Ohio State deserved that football game."

On the Nebraska turnovers
"Taylor Martinez did a lot of good thing offensively, but turning the ball over kills you. Special teams wise we played lousy and not nearly well enough to play championship football. We also had problems in the penalty area."

On the atmosphere
"We practice with crowd noise at home; we are used to this kind of atmosphere. I really do not know what happened to us tonight but it is something we are going to talk about."

On Nebraska's upcoming bye week
"The plan is to work, because the way I see it we have six more football games left. And we need to win six football games to get to Indianapolis."

Taylor Martinez, junior quarterback
On the game
"We lost and have to move on from here."

On rest of season
"We have to win out, our goal is to make the Rose Bowl and the only way to do that is to win the rest of the games on our schedule."

Spencer Long, junior right guard
On penalties and crowd noise
"The crowd noise was a definite factor, but it's tough to win when you beat yourself. We have to get better."


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