Pelini Stresses Importance Of Winning Out
Posted: 09 October, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Bo Pelini said his Nebraska Cornhuskers can’t afford another slip-up. “As I just told the football team, we need to win out,” Pelini said after a night of mistakes, bad tackling and turnovers turned into a 63-38 loss at No. 12 Ohio State on Saturday night.
The Huskers (4-2, 1-1) now need to make up ground in the Big Ten’s Legends Division. Michigan and Iowa are 1-0, while Northwestern and Michigan State are also 1-1. “(Winning the rest is) the only way we can guarantee getting ourselves to Indianapolis” for the Big Ten championship game, Pelini said. Taylor Martinez ran for two scores and completed 15 of 23 passes for 214 yards and a score but was intercepted three times for defenseless Nebraska. “It’s a team loss and we have to move on from here,” Martinez said. “We still have everything in front of us.” The defense bore much of the blame. Ohio State’s Braxton Miller set a school record for a quarterback by rushing for 186 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown run, and also throwing a TD pass. The Buckeyes rushed for 371 yards and threw for 127.