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nebraska CORNHUSKERS
ZAC ELLIS
August 21, 2012
To contend for their first Big Ten title, the Huskers need their QB to make some throws and their defense to stop some runs
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August 21, 2012

Nebraska Cornhuskers

To contend for their first Big Ten title, the Huskers need their QB to make some throws and their defense to stop some runs

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2,231 RUSHING YARDS FOR TAYLOR MARTINEZ (874) AND REX BURKHEAD (1,357), HIGHEST OF ANY RETURNING QB-RB DUO IN THE FBS.

KEY RETURNEES

WR KENNY BELL SOPHOMORE

Nebraska's top wideout (461 yards, three TDs) in a deep receiving corps, Bell also had an 82-yard touchdown run against Minnesota that was the longest by a freshman in school history.

QB TAYLOR MARTINEZ JUNIOR

He started 25 games over the past two years and was eighth nationally in rushing yards (874) among QBs in 2011. Though his passing raised questions, Martinez threw zero picks over his final four regular-season games. "He continues to grow as a quarterback in every facet," says offensive coordinator Tim Beck.

S DAIMION STAFFORD SENIOR

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