Five things we learned and five things we still don’t know coming out of Saturday’s Nebraska-Michigan State football game.
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FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED
1. Whatever mental blocks kept Nebraska from bouncing back after in-game adversity last year have been removed.
2. Taylor Martinez has flaws. Nebraska’s players and coaches don’t care. They trust their quarterback, no matter the situation.
3. The mental and physical toughness of Martinez is underrated. This guy is a gamer.
4. Defenders might as well be standing in front of a semi-truck when Le’Veon Bell gets going downhill at full speed.
5. Jamal Turner has grown up. He set aside frustration Saturday and came through when the team needed him most.
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FIVE THINGS WE STILL DON’T KNOW
1. Can Martinez stay aggressive as a decision-maker without committing the key turnovers?
2. What do Braylon Heard and Imani Cross have to do to get on the field? Or is Ameer Abdullah just that good?
3. Are the big plays by a previously punchless MSU offense simply flukes or indications of future issues for NU’s defense?
4. If officials can have that much influence on a game’s outcome, shouldn’t the public be granted more insight into their perspective?
5. Can Nebraska reset emotionally and avoid a letdown at home the next two weeks?