Big plays propel Huskers to rout in Seattle
It wasn’t quite perfect, but it was impressive. No. 8 Nebraska jumped to a 14-0 lead after just five offensive plays, then scored two more touchdowns on the Huskers’ first five offensive plays of the second half on the way to a 56-21 victory at Washington.
“Coming into a hostile environment, I thought it was a good step for our football team,” coach Bo Pelini said.
Nebraska rolled up 533 yards of total offense, including 383 on the ground. The trio of Taylor Martinez (137 yards, 3 TD, 19 carries), Roy Helu Jr. (110 yards, 2 TD, 10 carries) and Rex Burkhead (104 yards, 1 TD, 13 carries) combined for Nebraska’s fourth triple-100-yard game in school history.
The Huskers covering 48 yards on just two plays on their opening drive, capped by a 24-yard touchdown pass from Taylor Martinez to Mike McNeill. For the day, Martinez completed 7-of-11 passes for 150 yards.