Random genius observations from Thursday night's game between No. 7 Nebraska and Kansas State in Manhattan.
Huskers won, 48-13. And the game wasn't as close as the final score indicated.
Initial thought is no one in the Big 12 North is within 14 points of beating the Huskers. Not to say that one team from up yonder ways won't make it a game against the Cornheads, but the talent level isn't close. Missouri is the only other ranked team from the North, and the Tigers will get crushed by this team.
* Huskers rushed for 450 yards, and the only reason it was that low is because the endzone kept getting in the way.
* Nebraska's lines are dominant, particularly the offensive line.
* Nebraska has found its QB in FR Taylor Martinez. He ran 15 times for 241 yards and four TDs. He completed 5-of-7 passes for 128 yards and 1 TD. He's going to have a clunker somewhere, but it looks as if he's another one of those annoying run/pass Husker QBs that will never make it in the pros, but will shred college defenses.
* The Huskers play UT on Sat. 16. UT can hang for a half, and the defense may be able to slow the Huskers for a while. But if UT's offense can't score, and there is no indication it can, the Huskers will wear down a UT defense.
* The Big 12 North stinks.
- Mac Engel
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