Published Saturday, October 20, 2012 AT 10:26 PM / Updated at 10:32 PM
Nebraska-Northwestern: Five things we learned, still don’t know
Jon Nyatawa Omaha World-Herald

World-Herald staff writer Jon Nyatawa takes a look at five things we learned about Nebraska during Saturday’s game and five things we still don’t know.

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FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Taylor Martinez can remain calm and patient in the pocket when the pressure is at its highest. He won the game for Nebraska.

2. Martinez isn’t afraid to take chances when targeting Quincy Enunwa and Kenny Bell downfield. Those receivers have his full trust.

3. Ciante Evans is on his way to becoming Nebraska’s next star at cornerback. His improvement in a year is remarkable.

4. After a mental collapse at Ohio State, the Husker defense played with championship-quality resiliency Saturday.

5. The Northwestern road trip every two years is a must for Nebraska fans. The ones who took over Ryan Field on Saturday had a blast.

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FIVE THINGS WE STILL DON’T KNOW

1. Is one week long enough for defensive tackles Chase Rome and Kevin Williams to heal? The Huskers needs some depth there.

2. Did Northwestern use Kain Colter enough? He finished with 14 rushing attempts, and just four came after halftime.

3. Are the penalties and turnovers part of the identity of this Nebraska team now? If so, why?

4. Should Rex Burkhead bury his competitiveness for a week or two and just let himself heal?

5. Does the Nebraska-Michigan winner get the division crown? It appears that the two favorites will be at Memorial Stadium next Saturday night.

About Jon Nyatawa

Jon Nyatawa has covered local sports, primarily Nebraska football, for The Omaha World-Herald since 2008. He and his laptop, cell phone, tape recorder, pen and notebook all live in Lincoln. Follow him on Twitter: @JonNyatawa. Email him here: jon.nyatawa@owh.com. He welcomes feedback.