- Associated Press - Sunday, September 4, 2011

LINCOLN, NEB. (AP) - Quarterback Taylor Martinez’s big day against Chattanooga couldn’t disguise the kinks that showed up in the debut of Nebraska’s new offense.

Coordinator Tim Beck says the No. 10 Cornhuskers faced too many third-and-long situations in their 40-7 win Saturday. He said they never established much rhythm.

Beck’s no-huddle system gives Martinez freedom to audible and freelance. He rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns and was 11 of 22 for 116 yards passing.

But the running game between the tackles was almost non-existent against a Mocs’ defense that crowded the line of scrimmage. Nebraska averaged 2 yards on first downs, not counting Martinez’s 47-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Beck said there is a chance for rapid improvement.