What in the name of Tecmo Bowl got into Taylor Martinez in the first quarter of Saturday night’s Big Ten Championship Game?
With his Nebraska team already trailing Wisconsin, 14–0, Martinez faced a critical third-and-11 situation from the Huskers 25-yard line. Martinez’s pass coverage broke down almost immediately, forcing him to run around in circles far into his backfield just to avoid the sack.
Then all of a sudden, Martinez broke contain and outran the entire Badgers secondary en route to one of the craziest 76-yard touchdown runs you will ever see.
How crazy? Wisconsin annihilated Nebraska, 70–31, last night and yet discussion surrounding the Badgers’ domination has been easily trumped by Martinez’s wild run. Fans also got an early Christmas present in the form of Gus Johnson being the one to narrate the play.