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Kirk Herbstreit Names The Key To The Ohio State-Nebraska Game

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN's College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Later tonight, Ohio State and Nebraska will face their toughest tests of the season - each other.

The Huskers host the Buckeyes in one of the most-anticipated games of the day. Ohio State enters as the heavy favorite, but Nebraska won't go away quietly.

Before the game, ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit revealed the biggest key to the game.

He thinks sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez needs to be at his best for the Huskers to have a chance in this one.

Here's what he had to say, via 247Sports:

“Scott Frost is the right guy to be able to bring them back. As we said this week, it’s a matter of when that will happen. Is it going to be tonight against Ohio State on this biggest stage? This is what Nebraska fans have wanted to see, where they stack up against one of the elite teams in the country.

The difference maker to me, Adrian Martinez. His ability to run and throw will be the key, because Ohio State, athletically up front is pretty special. They have some advantages in some key skill spots. How Adrian Martinez plays tonight will be huge, kind of an equalizer between that and the home crowd.”

Nebraska and Ohio State kick off tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

We'll find out if Martinez has what it takes to lead the Huskers to an upset.