Steven M. Sipple: Violent and beaten, NOW must match ‘oomph’ that Iowa puts in rivalry | Column

The previous week, Ohio State, currently in second place in the College Playoff Playoffs, escaped from Lincoln with a 26-17 victory. The Buckeyes’ points were 21 less than their season average. So it’s hard to imagine that Iowa, in the battle for first place in the Big Ten West Division, has a view of Nebraska. … Read more

‘I feel terrible for him’: Remember QB Adrian Martinez out vs. Iowa, surgery likely after right shoulder injury | Football

On Saturday, he totaled 374 offensive yards and became the school leader in that division at 10,792. “He’s a warrior. It’s come out about how he’s fought his way through things all season,” said junior tight-end Austin Allen. “He’s a warrior. Can’t say enough good things about him. He’s the leader of this team and … Read more

QB Adrian Martinez misses Nebraska Cornhuskers’ season finale with shoulder injury

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez will miss the Cornhuskers’ season finale against Iowa due to a shoulder injury, coach Scott Frost announced Monday. Frost said red-shirt deadline Logan Smothers would start Friday against the 17th-ranked Hawkeyes (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten). Martinez’s right (throwing) shoulder was injured in the first half against Wisconsin on … Read more

Quick reaction: Martinez (shoulder) will not play against Iowa; Frost touches on QB’s future | Football

“Definitely hope it’s not his last, but if it is, he should be (there),” Frost said. Martinez has struggled with injuries his entire career in Nebraska, but he has not missed a game this year despite dealing with a jaw injury that hampered him midway through the season. The Smothers have appeared in five games … Read more