Adrian Martinez address sharing QB spot with Luke McCaffrey: 'We just want to win'
There was a quick answer as to how Nebraska’s offensive game plan would include Luke McCaffery.
On just the third play from scrimmage during Saturday’s season opener with Ohio State, NU’s No. 2 quarterback lined up in the slot and motioned into the backfield while Adrian Martinez went under center for the snap. McCaffery took the handoff on the counter play and scampered for 47 yards. Martinez would score on the next play.
Adrian Martinez: "Luke and I, I think we really make a great team. And we're going to continue to build on that the rest of the year."
— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) October 26, 2020
The play was an introduction to what appears to be a dangerous two-headed monster that Nebraska has at the quarterback position.
“I’ve been telling everyone that our two quarterbacks are two of our best players on our football team, and that certainly played out today,” Nebraska coach Scott Frost said. “I thought both played well.”
The Huskers used a variety of schemes, lining up both quarterbacks next to each other in the backfield, deploying McCaffery as a receiver, splitting him out wide, or motioning him into the backfield.
McCaffery led NU in rushing yards with a game-high 87 yards on nine carries. He also completed 4-of-5 passing attempts for 55 yards, and even added a catch for five yards.
Adrian Martinez seems to have an excellent attitude toward the situation with Luke McCaffrey. It showed in the way he played Saturday and it showed in his answer today:
"We just want to win."
— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) October 26, 2020
Martinez was efficient in the passing attack, completing 12-of-15 passes for 105 yards, while rushing for 77 yards.