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Each Quarterback's Signature Win from Callahan to Riley

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4 minutes ago, BIG ERN said:

The game that sticks in my mind for Taylor Martinez is @ Kansas State his freshman year. We were #7 in the nation and were coming off a lousy effort against SDSU. Many analysts had us losing to K St and Martinez burned Manhattan down. Wildcats were 4-0 at the time with a win over UCLA. It was a Thursday night game with a lot of anticipation and he exploded for 241 rushing yards and 4 TD, only 15 carries. He only threw the ball 7 times and we won 48-13. 

 

And that was Bill Snyder's birthday.  :lol:

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The game from Martinez that sticks out to me is okie state on the road. Martinez was 23-35 for 323 and 5 tds. Plus 112 on the ground. T-magic lit up the scoreboard for a 51-41 win over the 14th ranked pokes

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For Joe Ganz, I am going to go with a 45-35 win over Kansas in 2008.  NU entered that game at 5-4 in Bo's first year, and just got shellacked at Oklahoma.  Ganz outdueled KU"s Todd Reesing by going 28 of 37 for 324 yards passing and 2 TD's.  It may not be remembered as a big game now, but this was a really big win in Bo's first year, as NU reeled off 4 straight wins to end the season 9-4.  I like this Ganz performance much better than the K-State game the year before in which Callahan decided to throw the ball nearly every down and rack up a bunch of stats in a meaningless game.

 

Here is the game recap from Huskermax.  https://www.huskermax.com/games/2008/kansas08.html

 

 

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I thought Sam Keller's best game as a Husker was actually a loss against Texas in 2007, and his last game as a QB.  Keller was 23-35 for 298 yards and 2 TD's and had NU leading against heavily favored Texas.  Of course, Jamaal Charles broke loose in the 4th quarter and Keller broke his collarbone getting sacked, and his career was over.

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22 minutes ago, BIG ERN said:

The game that sticks in my mind for Taylor Martinez is @ Kansas State his freshman year. We were #7 in the nation and were coming off a lousy effort against SDSU. Many analysts had us losing to K St and Martinez burned Manhattan down. Wildcats were 4-0 at the time with a win over UCLA. It was a Thursday night game with a lot of anticipation and he exploded for 241 rushing yards and 4 TD, only 15 carries. He only threw the ball 7 times and we won 48-13. 

 

That was my first and only trip to manhattan for a game, and may be my favorite husker game that I've been to! Before the game I was sitting by some older gentlemen who remembered the days of KSU absolutely blowing and they were extremely polite, even told me "they didn't have the horses to compete with a team the likes of Nebraska" but once the game started there was an idiot in front of them who kept turning around towards me and yelling F*CK NEBRASKA AND F*CK YOU! Needless to say I kept my cool until almost half when we were up by 3 scores, and he turned around to yell at me for what seemed like the one thousandth time, and I so politely yelled back "SCOREBOARD A**HOLE!". The dbag then called the number you call when there is a problem in stands and I got ushered to the top of the stadium where I was told I didn't have to leave but I couldn't go back to my seat! 

 

Needless to say I now wouldn't piss on Manhattan if it was on fire!

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For Zac Taylor, give me @Texas A&M in 2007.  He may have had bigger stats against CU or a win against a bigger name in Michigan.in 2006, but this win clinched Bill Callahan's only Big 12 North division title, and put NU in the Big 12 title game for the first time since 1999.  Taylor led a game-winning TD drive in the closing seconds, and hit Mo Purify on a great fade pass to win the game.

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16 minutes ago, Husker from Kansas said:

 

That was my first and only trip to manhattan for a game, and may be my favorite husker game that I've been to! Before the game I was sitting by some older gentlemen who remembered the days of KSU absolutely blowing and they were extremely polite, even told me "they didn't have the horses to compete with a team the likes of Nebraska" but once the game started there was an idiot in front of them who kept turning around towards me and yelling F*CK NEBRASKA AND F*CK YOU! Needless to say I kept my cool until almost half when we were up by 3 scores, and he turned around to yell at me for what seemed like the one thousandth time, and I so politely yelled back "SCOREBOARD A**HOLE!". The dbag then called the number you call when there is a problem in stands and I got ushered to the top of the stadium where I was told I didn't have to leave but I couldn't go back to my seat! 

 

Needless to say I now wouldn't piss on Manhattan if it was on fire!

Every team has a few of those fans but other than Iowa and Colorado, kstate has the worst.  They never did learn how to win with grace. 

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1 hour ago, BIG ERN said:

The game that sticks in my mind for Taylor Martinez is @ Kansas State his freshman year. We were #7 in the nation and were coming off a lousy effort against SDSU. Many analysts had us losing to K St and Martinez burned Manhattan down. Wildcats were 4-0 at the time with a win over UCLA. It was a Thursday night game with a lot of anticipation and he exploded for 241 rushing yards and 4 TD, only 15 carries. He only threw the ball 7 times and we won 48-13. 

 

Was at this game, and it was awesome.  That was T-Marts coming out party and got the Heisman hype train rolling which is hard to fathom looking back at how it eventually unfolded.

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50 minutes ago, ColoradoHusk said:

For Zac Taylor, give me @Texas A&M in 2007.  He may have had bigger stats against CU or a win against a bigger name in Michigan.in 2006, but this win clinched Bill Callahan's only Big 12 North division title, and put NU in the Big 12 title game for the first time since 1999.  Taylor led a game-winning TD drive in the closing seconds, and hit Mo Purify on a great fade pass to win the game.

Taylor look out!

 

Don't forget Ganz doesn't remember much of the Gator Bowl. He finished the game out with a concussion by his own admission. We know now it was probably a really dumb move, but it was gusty and tough at the time.

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2 hours ago, Head Coach Scott Frost said:

Ron Kellogg III Northwestern game when we brought him in cause he could throw further than Tommy

 

Pretty sure Tommy had a way stronger arm than Kellogg. Tommy’s 3 INTs had more to do with Kellogg being in the game vs arm strength IIRC

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1 hour ago, ZRod said:

Taylor look out!

 

Don't forget Ganz doesn't remember much of the Gator Bowl. He finished the game out with a concussion by his own admission. We know now it was probably a really dumb move, but it was gusty and tough at the time.

 

Wind speed for the Gator Bowl on 1/1/09 was between 9 & 15mph, with gusts over 30mph.  Good memory.

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That crazy last play with all the laterals against Michigan in the Alamo Bowl almost made me puke. It just felt like they were going to score.

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19 minutes ago, knapplc said:

 

Wind speed for the Gator Bowl on 1/1/09 was between 9 & 15mph, with gusts over 30mph.  Good memory.

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T Mart’s Signature win (not game) for me, although not the lone person to be credited with the win, was the come from behind vs OSU in 2011. Poor first half, sparkling 2nd half.

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It really is hard to pick with Martinez. The 2010 Kansas State game was just super fun especially since it was our last and KSU was so pumped up at the beginning of the game..

 

One moment I love in the MSU comeback was after Martinez threw the pick 6 (which was called back) and thought the game was over, he's shown on the sidelines and mouths "F*** me." 2:06:50

 


 

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Joe Dailey

1. 56-17 W over Western Illinois. It was a nobody, but it was the highly anticipated debut of Callahan's offense and Dailey was never more loved or hyped or considered more 'capable' than after that performance

2. 59-27 W over Baylor

3. 24-3 W over Missouri

 

Zac Taylor

1. 28-27 W over Texas A&M. One of three wins that Taylor had over top 25 teams (at the time) in his career, but the only one under lights in a big moment. We clunch the division in that game, and although he didn't play great overall his 2 minute drive to win it was beautiful

2. 32-28 W over Michigan. His only postseason win

3. 30-3 W over Colorado. This was a huge win for our program at the time, and the birth of "Restore the Order". Colorado's entire student section got ejected

 

Sam Keller

1. 41-40 W over Ball State. We lose this game against Brady Hoke's team if not for Keller

 

Joe Ganz

1. 26-21 W over Clemson. Postseason play or games that have actual stakes will almost always trump anything else. Joe didn't play great, but had two really good touchdown passes and catapulted us into an exciting offseason.

2. 73-31 W over Kansas State. It's kind of fake impressive like Chamberlain's 100 point game because of Callahan trying to save his job, but you can't argue with the results. Joe scrambling for a first down on 4th and 20 (!!!) was unbelievably hilarious and awesome.

3. 45-35 W over Kansas. 75% completions, 3 TD's, 300+ yards, and started a streak of 4 straight wins to end Bo's first season.

 

Zac Lee

1. 27-12 W over Missouri. The monsoon game. He exploded in the 4th, and his maniacal laughing and pretty boy smiling were the icing on the cake of that dominance over Missouri.

2. 10-3 W over Oklahoma. He technically didn't start this game, but he scored the only touchdown and managed it when Cody Green was obviously in over his head. Defense did all the hard lifting, but Zac didn't make mistakes.

3. 55-0 W over Louisina Lafayette. The 300th consecutive sellout in the '62 throwback jerseys, went 15/18 for 238 yards

 

Cody Green - pass

 

Taylor Martinez

1. 28-24 W over Michigan State. Over 200 yards rushing, and a gutsy as all get out comeback against a somewhat dirty and very underrated MSU team.

2. 48-13 W over Kansas State. I thought about giving this one to the Washington game of 2010, or the Ohio State, Wisconsin or Northwestern games of 2012, but this was a Thursday night primetime national coming out party for our really good team and our freshman quarterback.

3. 51-41 W over Oklahoma State. Taylor's most complete and efficiently deadly game as a Husker. This game showcased that he did actually have great potential as a thrower, but his body was wrecked the next week and we never got to see what could have been an entirely different career for him. 

 

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On 1/4/2018 at 0:42 PM, BIG ERN said:

The game that sticks in my mind for Taylor Martinez is @ Kansas State his freshman year. We were #7 in the nation and were coming off a lousy effort against SDSU. Many analysts had us losing to K St and Martinez burned Manhattan down. Wildcats were 4-0 at the time with a win over UCLA. It was a Thursday night game with a lot of anticipation and he exploded for 241 rushing yards and 4 TD, only 15 carries. He only threw the ball 7 times and we won 48-13. 

I was thinking of that also. I have a KSU fan in my office and he predicted a big KSU win.  He was shell shocked when i saw him on Monday.   He couldn't believe all of the yards.  But to me

I think TM's biggest game was the shootout against Okla State in Stillwater in 2010 won by NU 51-41.  I was there and it was amazing. OSU was expecting TM to be all run but in that game he surprised everyone with his passing.  OSU was very talented (WR Blackman, Brandon Weeden QB being just two of the NFL guys) and I believe only lost to NU that year maybe OU.  That game was also highlighted by the kickoff knockout by one of our players' hit on a OSU player (can't remember our player - DE Williams?? - just leveled the OSU player and was later suspended by the league for a game).   So this was TM's coming out party as a dual threat QB - we knew he had legs, now he showed it wt his arm.  Unfortunately, I don't believe he ever repeated this dual feat again to this degree.  Passing was always an 'adventure' for TM and those of us watching him pass.

http://dataomaha.com/huskers/history/game/2010-10-23-oklahoma-state

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What was Jammal Lord's signature win?  I notice he gets a lot of love here so I figured someone would have an answer...

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29 minutes ago, beorach said:

What was Jammal Lord's signature win?  I notice he gets a lot of love here so I figured someone would have an answer...

Pre-Callahan so ineligible

 

Edit: I mean, if someone wants to expand the post beyond it's initial scope nbd. Just explaining why. 

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26 minutes ago, RunMickeyRun02 said:

Pre-Callahan so ineligible

 

Edit: I mean, if someone wants to expand the post beyond it's initial scope nbd. Just explaining why. 

 

I realize that the OP set one for his post ITT but figured we could still communicate about whatever.  Jammal had three wins against major conference teams that finished their seasons with winning records (but I notice people writing that he was under-rated all the time here so the good work Knapp did made me think of him is all).

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3 hours ago, TGHusker said:

I was thinking of that also. I have a KSU fan in my office and he predicted a big KSU win.  He was shell shocked when i saw him on Monday.   He couldn't believe all of the yards.  But to me

I think TM's biggest game was the shootout against Okla State in Stillwater in 2010 won by NU 51-41.  I was there and it was amazing. OSU was expecting TM to be all run but in that game he surprised everyone with his passing.  OSU was very talented (WR Blackman, Brandon Weeden QB being just two of the NFL guys) and I believe only lost to NU that year maybe OU.  That game was also highlighted by the kickoff knockout by one of our players' hit on a OSU player (can't remember our player - DE Williams?? - just leveled the OSU player and was later suspended by the league for a game).   So this was TM's coming out party as a dual threat QB - we knew he had legs, now he showed it wt his arm.  Unfortunately, I don't believe he ever repeated this dual feat again to this degree.  Passing was always an 'adventure' for TM and those of us watching him pass.

http://dataomaha.com/huskers/history/game/2010-10-23-oklahoma-state

Yeah, that one.  This was the game that really got me excited about the Martinez era.  Amazing performance, and we needed it because we weren't stopping OSU at all on defense.  it was on the road, and it was against a team that would have only one other loss all year, a nail biter in the Bedlam game against the Sooners.

Win against a team that would finish in the top 10 in the coaches poll on the road with a freshman QB.  Sometimes it's easy to forget how promising that season was, even after that letdown against UT.

 

 

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Eric Martin is the one who got suspended for the kickoff hit, which wasn't flagged. Completely unprecedented and bulls#!t move as a result of Beebe's axe to grind with Nebraska.

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On 1/8/2018 at 1:09 AM, Landlord said:

Joe Dailey

1. 56-17 W over Western Illinois. It was a nobody, but it was the highly anticipated debut of Callahan's offense and Dailey was never more loved or hyped or considered more 'capable' than after that performance

2. 59-27 W over Baylor

3. 24-3 W over Missouri

 

Zac Taylor

1. 28-27 W over Texas A&M. One of three wins that Taylor had over top 25 teams (at the time) in his career, but the only one under lights in a big moment. We clunch the division in that game, and although he didn't play great overall his 2 minute drive to win it was beautiful

2. 32-28 W over Michigan. His only postseason win

3. 30-3 W over Colorado. This was a huge win for our program at the time, and the birth of "Restore the Order". Colorado's entire student section got ejected

 

Sam Keller

1. 41-40 W over Ball State. We lose this game against Brady Hoke's team if not for Keller

 

Joe Ganz

1. 26-21 W over Clemson. Postseason play or games that have actual stakes will almost always trump anything else. Joe didn't play great, but had two really good touchdown passes and catapulted us into an exciting offseason.

2. 73-31 W over Kansas State. It's kind of fake impressive like Chamberlain's 100 point game because of Callahan trying to save his job, but you can't argue with the results. Joe scrambling for a first down on 4th and 20 (!!!) was unbelievably hilarious and awesome.

3. 45-35 W over Kansas. 75% completions, 3 TD's, 300+ yards, and started a streak of 4 straight wins to end Bo's first season.

 

Zac Lee

1. 27-12 W over Missouri. The monsoon game. He exploded in the 4th, and his maniacal laughing and pretty boy smiling were the icing on the cake of that dominance over Missouri.

2. 10-3 W over Oklahoma. He technically didn't start this game, but he scored the only touchdown and managed it when Cody Green was obviously in over his head. Defense did all the hard lifting, but Zac didn't make mistakes.

3. 55-0 W over Louisina Lafayette. The 300th consecutive sellout in the '62 throwback jerseys, went 15/18 for 238 yards

 

Cody Green - pass

 

Taylor Martinez

1. 28-24 W over Michigan State. Over 200 yards rushing, and a gutsy as all get out comeback against a somewhat dirty and very underrated MSU team.

2. 48-13 W over Kansas State. I thought about giving this one to the Washington game of 2010, or the Ohio State, Wisconsin or Northwestern games of 2012, but this was a Thursday night primetime national coming out party for our really good team and our freshman quarterback.

3. 51-41 W over Oklahoma State. Taylor's most complete and efficiently deadly game as a Husker. This game showcased that he did actually have great potential as a thrower, but his body was wrecked the next week and we never got to see what could have been an entirely different career for him. 

 

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Joe ganz over KSU.   The most bizarre game in our history and what's even more bizarre is the narrative that Callahan did something different there.   He didn't all of a sudden change his attitude, his play calling, his desire, or his game prep.   I never liked him but it isnt like he hid something in his back pocket and then all of a sudden decided to field a great offense.   That was all Ganz with a little bit of Shawn Watson going against his employer as an FU statement     That was a "WE don't suck, YOU suck!  and we want to keep our jobs" moment.  Wags did the same thing that game and I LOVED it. 

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I know the topic is signature wins, that being said, my favorite Tommy Armstrong game is the Holiday Bowl game v. USC.  Coincidentally, I also thought it was Beck's best game as a OC.  That USC team had some serious star power...Kessler at QB, Buck Allen at RB, Nelson Agholor at WR.  On defense, they had Leonard Williams, Cravens, Adoree Jackson on defense. 

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On 1/4/2018 at 1:05 PM, ColoradoHusk said:

I thought Sam Keller's best game as a Husker was actually a loss against Texas in 2007, and his last game as a QB.  Keller was 23-35 for 298 yards and 2 TD's and had NU leading against heavily favored Texas.  Of course, Jamaal Charles broke loose in the 4th quarter and Keller broke his collarbone getting sacked, and his career was over.

This.   Everything was clicking and on point that day for Sam.  Looked like the gun slinger from ASU that we hoped we’d get every game.

 

The Coz blitz every play worked great for 3 quarters, and then Texas decided to stop running right at it up the gut and let Charles loose on the edges.

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Joe Dailey has arguably had more signature wins as an assistant coach under Turner Gill than he ever had as a QB at Nebraska IMO.

 

Zac Taylor is winning at life.  Married Mitch Sherman's hot daughter, NFL assistant coach, $$$, etc.

 

Sam Keller won that one lawsuit...

 

Joe Ganz has a winning personality..

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