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The season was, for all intents and purposes, over. With seven minutes left in the third quarter Nebraska was trailing Ohio State 27-6. Then Lavonte David strips the Buckeye’s QB Braxton Miller. Touchdown Martinez. Then Miller hurts his ankle. Touchdown pass Martinez. Ohio State decides to throw the ball after pounding Nebraska on the ground for the entire first half. Martinez scrambles, finds RB Rex Burkhead in the flat, he makes the move of his career. Tie game. Then converted WR Stanley Jean-Baptiste – making his debut at corner in a seven point, must-win game – makes an interception. Touchdown Burkhead. Season, and a state’s sanity, saved.