A Look Into Training


Sign up for a World-Herald subscription and get full access to Husker coverage for less than $5 per month “I think they both played well,” Robinson said. “But it really doesn’t change for us because we get enough reps with each one of them to know what one can do ... they both can really do about the same things. ... They’re really interchangeable.” While McCaffrey made his first career starts against Penn State and Illinois, Martinez said his time on the sideline helped him “put some things in perspective” about how he approached his daily work. He overcame multiple erratic first-half snaps from center Cameron Jurgens, most notably in the second quarter when he converted a third-and-23. His sideline pass to Austin Allen was just enough for the first down — the tight end needed every inch of his 6-foot-8 frame to get a foot site link down inbounds — and Martinez pushed across the goal line for a 1-yard touchdown plunge three plays later to tie it 13-13 before halftime. McCaffrey’s drives resulted in two field goals earlier in the quarter, covering distances of 62 and 22 yards. By the time Martinez and the offense lined up at their own 32-yard line with 2:02 left in a one-score game, the starter said there was “a ton of confidence” for the drive. A 4-yard completion, 6-yard scramble and 18-yard pass to Robinson brought NU to the Iowa 39 before the final, game-clinching hit. Frost reiterated his comments from last week that McCaffrey is the “future of the program,” though with a new disclaimer that that could be now or “when Adrian’s all done at Nebraska.” The third-year coach, whose frustration was evident after the game, said competition would continue with three scheduled games remaining.