- Associated Press - Saturday, September 4, 2010

LINCOLN, NEB. (AP) - Taylor Martinez ran for 127 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 136 yards in a sensational debut that led No. 8 Nebraska to a 49-10 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday night.

The only redshirt or true freshman quarterback to start a season opener for Nebraska, Martinez became the first Husker signal-caller since 2003 to run for more than 100 yards in a game.

Martinez led Nebraska to touchdowns on his first two series and on four of his eight. Cody Green led scoring drives on his two series. Zac Lee, the 2009 starter, didn’t enter until the middle of the fourth quarter.

Western Kentucky’s Bobby Rainey rushed 30 times for a career-high 155 yards and a TD against a defense that was ninth nationally against the run last season.


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