Martinez 'ready to go' for Nebraska

Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez missed the second half of the Huskers' 31-17 win over Missouri on Saturday, and left in a walking boot. Diagnosed with an ankle sprain, Martinez sat out of Monday's practice as well.

But Tuesday he was back on the field, and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson says Martinez is "ready to go" for Nebraska's trip to Iowa State on Saturday.

"He did surprisingly well. He threw the ball well today and moved around good,” Watson told reporters on Tuesday. “We were smart with him and will give him more tomorrow and keep practicing him, keep pushing him.”

Watson also noted that there was no swelling or discoloration in Martinez's ankle.