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Adrian Martinez Says Nebraska Gets Up To Play One Big Ten Rival

October 26, 2019

first_img Last year Iowa narrowly beat Nebraska in a 31-28 win, but this year’s edition will be in Lincoln.The Hawkeyes currently own a four-game winning streak in the series – their longest in the rivalry’s history – and have won five of their last six games against Nebraska. Of those five wins though, three of them have come in Lincoln.Martinez certainly seems excited for the next chance to play Iowa – and the Nebraska fans certainly will be too. Adrian Martinez lifts his helmet in the air for Nebraska after a win during the 2018 college football season.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 20: Quarterback Adrian Martinez #2 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and wide receiver JD Spielman #10 acknowledge the fans after the win against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez got his first taste of college football the hard way last year. As a freshman he started his career 0-6, and finished 4-8. But there was one game that stood out to him that he’s looking forward to in a Big Ten rematch for next year.Speaking to the media this week via OurQuadCities, Martinez pointed to the annual Nebraska-Iowa game as one he really looks forward to and gets up for. He pointed out that the fans are even more passionate about that game, as were the rival Hawkeyes.“You know I think Nebraska fans in general are really passionate about every game,” said Nebraska sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez. “But the Iowa one seemed to strike them a little bit more and I think Iowa was really into it as well.”The Nebraska-Iowa football rivalry is among the oldest in the country, dating back to the 1890s. Though the two schools were in separate conferences until 2011, they frequently scheduled non-conference matchups together.Nebraska has historically dominated the rivalry to the tune of a 29-17-3 lead, but Iowa has been on a hot streak.last_img

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