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Martinez Is Our Guy, Says Lubick

Husker assistants meet with reporters ahead of Ohio State game
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Nebraska offensive coordinator Matt Lubick said the coaches are committed to Adrian Martinez and called it "unfortunate" that so much blame for losses goes to the quarterback.

Speaking after Tuesday's practice, Lubick did say the pass to a wide-open Samori Toure just before halftime against Purdue should have been "more catchable," although another contributing factor was that Toure briefly lost the ball in the sun.

"We've got to complete that," Lubick said.

Tight ends coach Sean Beckton also weighed in on Nebraska's miscues on offense.

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"Our lapses have been killing us," Beckton said. "Quarterback, running back, tight ends, receivers, O-line. ... I can count four to five, every single week, if somebody plays a little bit harder or somebody has a little bit more focus, we’re sitting here 8-1, 7-2."

Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said the Huskers will have their hands full Saturday with C.J. Stroud, Ohio State's freshman quarterback. Chinander said Stroud has progressed since early in the season.

"He's got command of the offense now," Chinander said. "Shoot, he's got a big arm, he can make all the throws, he's got good wide receivers, they get open for him. ... He does a good job scrambling or getting rid of the ball when he gets pressure."

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