More good press for Taylor, he's up to #5 on SI's Heisman watch.
5. QB Taylor Martinez, Nebraska, Jr.
Last week: 26-of-34 passing for 354 yards and five touchdowns; six rushes for 10 yards in a 49-20 win over Southern Miss. Watchman's take: Are we finally seeing T-Magic in full? It sounded ridiculous when Martinez said his completion rate goal for this season was "70 percent or above" -- Martinez had a 56.3 percentage last season and 59.2 as a freshman -- but maybe it wasn't so crazy. He was simply brilliant in the opener, hitting on 76.5 percent of his throws in totaling 364 yards of offense. He also matched his career-high with five touchdown strikes. Making it even more impressive, the outburst came largely without the aid of running back Rex Burkhead, who exited after the first three series with a knee sprain. Martinez has made appearances on this list over the last two years, but may finally be a factor for the long haul. Next up: Saturday at UCLA
It's only the first game against sub-par competition. If he stays on the list throughout the conference season, he will have an incredible year.
Yup, I hope this is how the season goes as we will be nearly unbeatable. Time will tell
"If you are going to mess with the Kings, Queens, you better watch your Ace, Jack."
There are two kinds of fools, one says: "This is old, therefore it is good"; the other says, "This is new, therefore it is better."
TM is NOT Heisman material. Wait'll he gets rushed early and often--he'll quickly regress. I hope I eat my words.
I'll agree he wasn't tested by heavy pressure last week, and it's likely some pressure will cause him to regress if anything will. But until he faces it, I'm just going to wait and see. I underestimated how much he could improve once already.