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Boy do I hate statistics.Because even though it was all Martinez, it still worked. He averaged almost 5 yards per carry in his career; I think a better way to word it would've been "the Huskers have never struggled putting up rushing yards" or something like that because we do move the ball with the QB run, just not so much the RBs
This "average" you speak of was made up of several 50+ yard carries and many less than 2 yard carries and negative yard plays.
This does NOT compare favorably with the "five yards per carry" that a good running game that controls the clock and wins games in the 4th quarter gets from good RB's like we had in the 80's and 90's.
Nor does it even compare to the average from our option QB days where they consistently ran the ball for positive yardage rather than the variable yield that Martinez, as a passing QB has generated over the HCSF era.
So, Martinez was an asset in the running game but not a consistent one, one that could be counted on like an RB based run game.