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    SI.com-First impressions send Martinez, Bell soaring up Heisman Watch

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...tch/index.html

    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


    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz25X7nZOJf

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    It's great to see him getting some love from the media. I just hope he can keep that love going into October this time.

    If the offense can move like that against our big 10 opponents, then I will start getting excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captkenny View Post
    It's great to see him getting some love from the media. I just hope he can keep that love going into October this time.

    If the offense can move like that against our big 10 opponents, then I will start getting excited.
    I think Martinez is on a mission this year. Hes got a chip on his shoulder, and baring any setbacks (injury). He could have a special season.

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    now that's a good first impression

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    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.
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    Could be a long season for MSU if they need Bell getting 40+ carries a game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThotDoc View Post
    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.
    I half agree with you; it's only the first game.
    Southern Miss did not look sub-par. A lot of those completions would have been knocked down or intercepted if they hadn't been on the money.

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    Nice for him. But there is soooo far to go. I hope the coaches ban all reading until the end of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskernut View Post
    Nice for him. But there is soooo far to go. I hope the coaches ban all reading until the end of the season.
    Lol, "Sorry guys, no more studying, reading is off limits till after the season, Im sure your teachers will understand."

    But of course, for schools line Alabama, that would mean the have to be able to read first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Pelinis Gum View Post
    Lol, "Sorry guys, no more studying, reading is off limits till after the season, Im sure your teachers will understand."

    But of course, for schools line Alabama, that would mean the have to be able to read first!
    Exactly. It puts us on a level playing field.

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    40+ carries will last about 3 games and he'll be worthless for the rest of the year.

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    First impressions. We ought to know by now what they are worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby and Bruce View Post
    First impressions. We ought to know by now what they are worth.
    A second look?
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    Quote Originally Posted by huskernut View Post
    Nice for him. But there is soooo far to go. I hope the coaches ban all reading until the end of the season.
    You bet. Listening and watching, too. Except during practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThotDoc View Post
    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


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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC_BugEater View Post
    A second look?
    Yup...at the end of the season. Or at least let us get past the non-con schedule.

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    TM is NOT Heisman material. Wait'll he gets rushed early and often--he'll quickly regress. I hope I eat my words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmaHusker View Post
    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.

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    The last time he entered into the Hypesman conversation, he got hurt against Mizzou Then we had to listen to Ed Cunningham tell us it was a deep thigh bruise the rest of the game


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