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A two-touchdown loss by the Huskers does little to change Martinez's opinion about the strength of the Southeastern Conference.
Despite losing 45-31 to Georgia in the 2013 Capital One Bowl, Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez continues to say less-than-complimentary things about the SEC. Martinez notably trashed Georgia's defense in the press prior to the game, and he didn't show deference despite losing. Apparently scoring 31 points in a losing effort was enough to prove Big Ten superiority for Martinez.
"I think the Big Ten, talent-wise, is a lot better, and the defenses in the Big Ten are better than SEC defenses," Martinez said, according to CBS Sports. "This was supposed to be one of the top defenses in the SEC, and we pretty much did anything we wanted against them."
Martinez's post-game bluster is quite misguided, according to blogger Jerry Hinnen. Nebraska gained 5.6 yards per play against the Georgia defense, which was the Huskers' fourth-worst showing of the season. Martinez wasn't alone in his post-game assessment, however. Teammate Ameer Abdullah referred to the Bulldogs as "nothing special."