Adrian Martinez joined elite B1G company following big game vs. Buffalo
It has not always been sunshine and roses for Cornhuskers quarterback Adrian Martinez but he joined some exclusive company after this Saturday’s latest win.
Martinez is now one of just 5 players from the B1G to total 6,000 passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards. He officially eclipsed the 2,000 yards rushing in the first half after a 71-yard scramble against Buffalo.
With a big-time performance for @HuskerFBNation yesterday, @MartinezTheQB joined some elite company in @bigten history 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/SQirjyIWts
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 12, 2021
This list isn’t full of straight-up quarterbacks, of course. Braxton Miller was later a receiver for the Buckeyes and so was Antwaan Randel El, especially in the NFL.
So far this season, Martinez has 728 yards passing with 4 touchdowns to 0 interceptions. In that game against Buffalo, he completed 13 passes on 19 attempts for 242 yards and 2 touchdown passes. He also finished the game with 9 rushes for 112 yards.
In the week before that against Fordham, Martinez completed 17 passes on 23 attempts for 254 yards, plus a passing touchdown. He was also even better on the ground as he had 8 rushes for 33 yards and 2 rushing touchdowns.
We’ll have to see if Martinez can have a game like that on Sept. 18 when the Cornhuskers travel to Norman to play Oklahoma. Kickoff will be at Noon ET.