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Ohio State Blows Lead at Nebraska

By ERIC OLSON

AP Sports Writer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Taylor Martinez ran for a touchdown and

passed for two others while bringing No. 14 Nebraska back from a

21-point second-half deficit, and the Cornhuskers defeated Ohio

State 34-27 Saturday night in the biggest comeback in school

history.

Rex Burkhead scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 17-yard run with

5:10 left.

Ohio State (3-3, 0-2 Big Ten) built a 27-6 lead behind freshman

quarterback Braxton Miller. Miller injured his right leg in the

third quarter, and the Buckeyes' offense went dormant with backup

Joe Bauserman.

After Lavonte David stripped the ball from Miller, Martinez ran

18 yards for a touchdown to start the rally. He threw a 36-yard TD

pass to Quincy Enunwa to pull the Huskers to 27-20, and he tied it

with a 30-yard catch-and-run to Rex Burkhead.

Martinez ran for 102 yards and was 16 of 22 for 191 yards for

Nebraska (5-1, 1-1). Burkhead ran 26 times for 119 yards.

 

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