Michigan Football: 5 things to know about Nebraska

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Shutting down Adrian Martinez will be the priority

Adrian Martinez can be dangerous with his legs but he can also throw the ball as well. Martinez is completing 66.7% of his passes for 1,463 yards, 6 TD passes, and 2 interceptions.

He has a solid group of pass catchers led by Samori Toure, Zavier Betts, and Omar Manning. Martinez will be the first dual-threat Michigan football has seen this season. However, Michigan has the personnel to shut him down.

Nebraska likes to get Martinez on the edge with zone reads and speed option wrinkles. Daxton Hill gives Michigan a versatile chess piece that can line up anywhere in the secondary. Hill has been a lot of nickel corner this season and I think his role on Saturday will be spying on Martinez. Martinez can run, but when he gets on the edges, he is not going to outrun Daxton Hill.

Martinez has also been sacked 18 times in the first six games and he has fumbled six times this season. His offensive line has allowed 94 QB pressures. Nebraska has done some shuffling along its offensive line and will be starting freshman Teddy Prochazka at left tackle.

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That could be troubling given the way that Aidan Hutchinson has played this season. However, last week David Ojabo stepped up in a big way and had 2.5 sacks. If Nebraska doubles Hutchinson, Ojabo could have a big day once again.