Nebraska offensive coordinator says both Adrian Martinez, Luke McCaffrey will play vs. Purdue
Nebraska offensive coordinator Matt Lubick says the Huskers will continue to use both of their primary quarterbacks this weekend against Purdue.
Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey both have their pros and cons, but have generally struggled to throw the ball this season. Lubick declined to say what role each player would have on Saturday.
“I could say, but I don’t want to say, to be honest with you.” Lubick told reporters on Tuesday, adding that he “expects” both will play on Saturday.
Nebraska OC Matt Lubick, asked if he could say how the Huskers plan to use their quarterbacks at Purdue: “I could say, but I don’t want to say, to be honest with you.” Lubick did say that both Martinez and McCaffrey are likely to again play.
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Both quarterbacks played against Iowa last weekend, and it was arguably the most productive the Huskers’ offense has been. Nebraska averaged 5.6 yards per play and didn’t throw an interception. Martinez completed 18-of-20 passes for 174 yards. McCaffrey rushed for 8.4 yards per carry.
Overall this season, the passing game has been Nebraska’s biggest weakness. The Huskers have just two touchdown passes to go with six interceptions. Their season high for passing yards is 218, and it took them 45 attempts to get there.
However Lubick and head coach Scott Frost choose to rotate the quarterbacks likely won’t have a big impact on the offensive system. Both Martinez and McCaffrey are better as runners than they are as passers.
Nebraska and Purdue kick off at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday.