UW: Safety, Tommie Smith tackled Mike Grant in end zone, 3:14
UW: Beno Bryant 1 run (Travis Hanson kick) 12:14
NU: Calvin Jones 73 run (Byron Bennett kick) 7:23
UW: Napoleon Kaufman 1 run (Hanson kick) 1:29
UW: Joe Kralik 29 pass from Billy Joe Hobert (Hanson kick) 0:47
NU: Grant 1 run (Bennett kick) 9:52
UW: Hanson 42 field goal, 5:43
UW: Hanson 32 field goal, 13:17
First downs 11 15
Rushes-yards 40-176 48-153
Passing yards 133 182
Comp-Att-Int 11-21-2 13-22-0
Total Yards 61-309 70-335
Returns-yards 2-0 6-26
Sacks by 3-11 3-15
Punts-average 7-43 8-45
Fumbles-lost 3-2 1-1
Penalties-yards 11-76 3-30
Possession time 26:03 33:57
NU: Derek Brown 16-84, Calvin Jones 5-79, Lance Lewis 7-21, Mike Stigge, 1-minus-3, Mike Grant 11-minus-5.
UW: Napoleon Kaufman 12-57, Darius Turner 5-55, Jay Barry 7-21, Beno Bryant 9-19, Matt Jones 4-8, Joe Kralik 1-0, Mark Brunell 2-minus-1, Billy Joe Hobert 8-minus-6.
NU: Mike Grant 11-21-2-133.
UW: Billy Joe Hobert 10-19-0-155, Mark Brunell 3-3-0-27.
NU: Derek Brown 3-30, Calvin Jones 3-14, Trumane Bell 2-23, Abdul Muhammad 1-39, Tyrone Hughes 1-20, Corey Dixon 1-7.
UW: Mark Bruener 4-49, Eric Bjornson 3-72, Joe Kralik 3-49, Matt Jones 1-8, Beno Bryant 1-2, Napoleon Kaufman 1-2.
MISSED FIELD GOALS
UW: Walter Bailey 1-0, Russel Hairston 1-0.
NU: Travis Hill 7-6-13, Ed Stewart 4-7-11, Darren Williams 2-9-11.
UW: James Clifford 5-8-13, Andy Mason 2-5-7, Tommie Smith 3-3-6.
NU: Terry Connealy 1-6, John Parrella 1-4, Ed Stewart 1-1.
UW: James Clifford 1-8, Andy Mason 1-6, Tommie Smith 1-1.
ADDITIONAL STATSATTENDANCE: 73,333
Despite a 48-7 win the previous week, the Huskers dropped one in the AP poll and entered Seattle No. 12 to face the No. 2 Washington Huskies.
In the nationally televised game, Washington, aided by a boisterous crowd, scored first on a safety after the Husker defense held the Huskies on their first three drives.
Washington scored again on its first possession of the second quarter to take a 9-0 lead, but with 7:23 remaining, I-back Calvin Jones broke loose for a 73-yard score. UW put up its second TD with 1:29 remaining in the first half, intercepted a Mike Grant pass and put it in the end zone again to take a 23-7 halftime lead.
NU closed within 23-14 early in the third but was unable to overcome a strong Husky defense as Washington won the game 29-14.
The NU Blackshirts played well, led by outside linebacker Travis Hill, who had 13 tackles. Derek Brown had 84 of NU’s 176 yards rushing and surpassed the 2,000 mark for career rushing yards. Jones had 79 rushing yards, and the “We-back” tandem of Jones and Brown also led NU in receiving with six catches for 44 yards.