Nebraska 27
Washington 14

Sept. 20, 1997 • 2:30 p.m. Central
Husky Stadium •Seattle, WA • ABC
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First quarter
NU: Frost 34 run (Brown kick) 7:28
NU: Frost 30 run (Brown kick) 1:51
Second quarter
NU: Green 4 run (Brown kick) 7:20
UW: Cleeland 12 pass from Tuiasosopo (R Jones kick) 1:38
Third quarter
UW: Reed 2 pass from Tuiasosopo (R Jones kick) 2:49
Fourth quarter
NU: Brown 20 field goal, 12:45 
NU: Brown 31 field goal, 2:25

                        NU       UW
First downs ........... 23       14
Rushes-yards ...... 66-384    28-43
Passing yards ......... 88      299
  Comp-Att-Int .... 8-15-0  16-30-0
Sacked-yds lost ...... 2-6     4-19
Return yards ........... 0       10
Punts-Avg. ........ 4-42.3   7-34.9
Fumbles-lost ......... 2-0      0-0
Penalties-yards ..... 9-60     6-47
Time of poss. ...... 34:31    25:29
Third-down conv. .... 8/18     2/11
Fourth-down conv. .... 2/3      0/1

NU: Green 29-129, Makovicka 12-129, S Frost 18-97, Buckhalter 5-34, L Brown 1-3, Retzlaff 1-minus 8.

UW: Shehee 11-28, Tuiasosopo 11-12, Shaw 5-10, Huard 1-minus 7.

NU: S Frost 8-15-0-88.
UW: Tuiasosopo 12-22-0-270, Huard 4-8-0-29.

NU: L Brown 2-38, Wiggins 2-24, Davison 1-14, Buckhalter 1-7, Cheatham 1-7, Green 1-minus 2. 

UW: Pathon 5-195, Shehee 4-18, Cleeland 3-42, Coleman 2-37, Jarzynka 1-5, Reed 1-2.

Att: 74,023

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Huskers notch convincing win in Seattle

A week after a sluggish performance against Central Florida, the Huskers were one-touchdown underdogs at No. 2 Washington but set the tone early in an impressive 27-14 victory.

Washington took the opening kickoff and marched deep into Husker territory, but the Blackshirt defense stiffened and forced a missed field goal attempt. Nebraska turned to its power running game and marched 80 yards in six plays capped by a 34-yard run by Scott Frost.

On NU’s next series, the Huskers again ran successfully right at the UW defense, marching 56 yards in 10 plays, capped by a 30-yard Frost run. Midway through the second quarter, Ahman Green’s four-yard TD run pushed the Husker lead to 21-0.

Washington later rallied to within 21-14, scoring a touchdown just before halftime and another TD in the third quarter, but Nebraska monopolized the clock in the fourth quarter, marching for two Kris Brown field goals to clinch the win.

Nebraska rolled up 472 yards on offense, including 384 on the ground. On defense, the Huskers recorded four quarterback sacks and 13 QB hurries.

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Pregame & team info
1997 schedule
04/26Reds 34, Whites 28
08/30AkronW 59-14
09/13Central FloridaW 38-24
09/20@ WashingtonW 27-14
10/04Kansas St.W 56-26
10/11@ BaylorW 49-21
10/18Texas TechW 29-0
10/25@ KansasW 35-0
11/01OklahomaW 69-7
11/08@ MissouriW 45-38
11/15Iowa St.W 77-14
11/28@ ColoradoW 27-24
12/06Texas A&MW 54-15
01/02TennesseeW 42-17


Colonel Mustard

It just might rank as one of our five most important wins ever. We are back.


Substance over style. On Saturday, Frost had big-time substance. This is where he got it done.

Omaha World-Herald

Forget about any dissension among the ranks. Frost ... is now officially one of the boys. A certified leader.

Lincoln Journal Star

Saturday's 27-14 upset win over No. 2 Washington was more than just a good win for Nebraska. It put Cornhusker football back on the map.

Grand Island Independent

This was textbook Nebraska football, a textbook that was written sometime around 1950.

Seattle Times

The Huskies couldn’t handle either of Nebraska’s front lines, a fatal flaw compounded by inadequate preparation and muddled decisions.

Spokane Spokesman-Review

Nebraskans apparently aren't the forgive-and-forget type. They're more like Missourians: Show Me. Frost showed them, all right. He showed Washington too.

Chicago Tribune
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