Martinez leads No. 14 Neb's comeback, 34-27 win

October 8, 2011 - 11:35 PM
Ohio St Nebraska Football

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, left, fakes a handoff to Jordan Hall (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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.