Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez Named Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week
Photo Credit: John S. Peterson

Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez Named Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week

October 22, 2018

Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez was named Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week after putting up more than 400 yards of total offense in the Huskers' 53-28 win over Minnesota. 

The true freshman rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown, his first 100-yard game on the ground since rushing for 117 yards against Colorado in the opener. Martinez added 276 yards through the air and three touchdowns. He completed 25-of-29 passes against the Gophers, breaking the Nebraska school record for completion percentage in a game (minimum 20 attempts) previously held by Dave Humm. Martinez's 86.2 completion percentage is also the best mark in the country this season for a quarterback with more than 25 pass attempts in a game.

John S. Peterson
Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez has topped 400 yards of total offense in three of Nebraska's last four games.

Martinez shared the award with Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore. Moore had 12 catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns in the Boilermakers' 49-20 win over then-No. 2 Ohio State.

In addition to his Big Ten honor, Martinez was also honored by the College Football Performance Awards as the CFPA Co-National Performer of the Week.

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