In front of 20,000 fans that traveled out to Seattle, the Big Red did not disappoint as they completely dominated the Washington Huskies 56-21 to improve to 3-0 on the season. The game was really never in doubt as the Huskers jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead after just five offensive plays. The Blackshirts made Jake Locker look like a sixth round draft pick rather then then number one overall pick in the upcoming draft and left the Husky fans leaving their own stadium before the game was over and shaking their heads and what just happened.

The T-Mart show once again was in full affect. The freshman quarterback opened up the second half with a 80-yard touchdown run which was the longest td run by a freshman qb at Nebraska. Martinez would also score two other times on the ground and also hit Mike McNeill in the first quarter for a touchdown. When it was all said and done, Martinez finished with 137 yards rushing and 150 yards passing. Not bad for a freshman qb on the road playing in a loud stadium!

Martinez wasn’t the only Nebraska player to rush for over 100 yards. Roy Helu Jr. and Rex Burkhead both went over the centry mark with 110 yards and 104 yards respectively.

I came away very impressed with the game plan that Carl Pelini and the coaching staff came into the game with as they hoped to slow down Locker. They made Locker look terrible as they brought multiple blitzes and also dropped back extra linebackers in coverage to confuse him all game long. Locker finished 4 of 20 for 71 yards and two interceptions. One big play of 45 yards on a broken coverage was the only big play that the Huskies had all game long. Great performance by the blackshirts!

Now it’s time for the Big Red to prepare for South Dakota State. This will hopefully be the last game on pay per view for the Huskers and kickoff is set for 6 p.m. from Memorial Stadium.

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The Nebraska coaching staff received a very surprising call on Tuesday night as Tevin Mitchel called to commit to the program without ever stepping foot on campus. Mitchel said his relationship with Tim beck and Bo Pelini sealed the deal for him and all the information he has found out about UNL and the city of Lincoln has been very positive and he plans on visiting campus over the Summer to see where he will be spending the next four or five years after he graduates in 2011.

Tevin is a Rivals 4 star player and also Top 250 player overall. He plays safety in high school but has been recruited as a cornerback for the Huskers. He picked Nebraska over offers from the likes of Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Arkansas, Boise State, Purdue, Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas Tech and many others.

Welcome to the Big Red Family Tevin!

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Good morning Husker fans, today is the big day that a lot of people have been waiting for. From the coaching staff, the athletes, and yes even the fans, national signing day if a very big day. So will the Huskers get commitments from Brion Carnes, Corey Cooper and Owamagbe Odighizuwa to close out the 2010 class?

We will be updating this list through out the day when the faxes reach the athletic department!

So far the following student athletes have signed and fax their letter of intent to the University of Nebraska:

Harvey Jackson 6-2 185 lb defensive back from Missouri City, TX
Andrew Rodriguez 6-6 298 lb offensive linemen from Aurora, NE
Tyler Evans 6-2 180 lb athlete from Waverly, NE
Jake Cotton 6-7 275 defense end from Lincoln, NE
Brion Carnes 6-0 181 lb quarterback from Bradenton, FL
Mike Moudy 6-7 291 lb offensive linemen from Castle Rock, CO
Tobi Okuyomi 6-3 260 lb defensive end from Plymouth, MN
Kenny Bell 6-2 173 lb athlete from Boulder, CO
Braylon Heard 5-11 180 lb running back from Youngstown, OH
Donovan Vestal 6-5 240 lb defensive end from Arlington, TX
Bronson Marsh 6-0 200 lb athlete/quarterback from Omaha, NE
Corey Cooper 6-2 203 lb defensive back from Maywood, IL
Lavonte David 6-1 214 lb linebacker from Fort Scott CC
Walker Ashburn 6-3 245 lb defensive end from River Ridge, LA
Quincy Enunwa 6-2 200 lb wide receiver from Moreno Valley, CA
Ciante Eveans 5-11 170 lb defensive back from Arlington, TX
Chase Harper 6-5 251 lb tight end from Corsicana, TX
Joshua Mitchell 5-11 165 lb defensive back from Corona, CA

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Greg Paulus chooses SyracuseThe idea of playing in his hometown and in front of his family was enough for Greg Paulus to choose Syracuse over Nebraska. This morning the former Duke point guard held a teleconference through the Duke this morning where he announced his decision.

“I had a great visit there,” Paulus said. “Nebraska is a place where there is so much tradition. There are great people there. I had a great visit with coach (Bo) Pelini and spent a lot of time with their guys and coach (Shawn) Watson, their offensive coordinator.

“(But) my heart and my gut told me that Syracuse, I felt, was the best place for me.”

Paulus will have a better shot at playing time for the Orange as they are down to two quarterbacks right now. He will be working on his advanced degree in broadcast journalism at the university.

We wish Mr. Paulus the best of luck at Syracuse!

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Nebraska Spring GameHey everyone, hope everyone had a great weekend and you were able to attend the 2009 Spring Game. I was unable to travel down to Lincoln for the game as I had other duties to attend to this past weekend so I don’t have much of a detailed report on the game. And since it has been two days since the game, I’m sure you have all read game reports and looked of stats and such so I really won’t get into that too much today.

Wow, it looks like Zac Lee had a great day under center as he did complete 15 of 18 passes for 214 yard and three touchdowns. Great day for Lee as he pushes forward to be the starter in 2009.

I thought Latravis Washington did a very good job as well. He threw the ball 21 times and completed 13 of his passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns. For being under center for just three weeks since his highschool days, Washington did a great job and showed off his strong arm.

Ndamukong Suh was absolutely a beast. Is he that good or is our offensive line that bad against a player of his caliber?

Speaking of all the yards the quarterbacks threw for, does that mean our secondary is that bad as well? I read about Larry Asante once again getting beat on a long pass which was then called “A breakdown like last year.” Hmm, that sure doesn’t sound good.

The Huskers did receive one verbal commit over the weekend as linemen Mike Moudy told the coaches that he would accept a scholarship offer. Moudy is 6’7 and weights in at 291 lbs. He is a big boy that wants to be a great linement for the Huskers!

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Cookie Miller and Alonzo Edwards TransferringThe Nebraska Basketball team will be losing a couple of players as Cookie Miller and Alonzo Edwards have asked to be released from their scholarships and be allowed to transfer to different schools.

Miller cited family reasons for wanting to transfer closer to his home state of West Virginia. Miller has a couple of young daughters out there and would like to be around them more often. Hopefully Cookie can land a spot on a team on the East Coast and continue his basketball career and education.

Edwards seen action in 16 games for the Huskers this season but was not getting the playing time that he thought he should be getting. He was in Doc Sadler’s doghouse early in the season for not hustling during practice and really never got out of the doghouse as the season went on. He played a grand total of 70 minutes, averaging 1.7 points and 0.9 rebounds in the limited playing time he did see.

We wish both Cookie and Alonzo the best in the future and thank them for their time with the Husker Basketball team.

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