Nebraska 56
Washington 21

Sept. 18, 2010 • 2:37 p.m. Central
Husky Stadium •Seattle, WA • ABC
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First quarter
NU: Mike McNeill 24 pass from Taylor Martinez (Alex Henery kick) 12:49
NU: Martinez 1 run (Henery kick) 10:45
UW: Jake Locker 7 run (Erik Folk kick) 5:11
Second quarter
NU: Roy Helu Jr. 8 run (Henery kick) 8:43
UW: Chris Polk 2 run (Folk kick) 5:06
NU: Martinez 1 run (Henery kick) 1:19
Third quarter
NU: Martinez 80 run (Henery kick) 14:39
UW: Jermaine Kearse 45 pass from Locker (Folk kick) 13:59
NU: Helu 65 run (Henery kick) 12:06
NU: Alfonzo Dennard 31 interception return (Henery kick) 8:21
Fourth quarter
NU: Rex Burkhead 19 run (Henery kick) 7:12

                           NU        UW
First downs............... 21        13
  Rushing................. 15        10
  Passing.................. 6         2
  Penalty.................. 0         1
Rushes-yards (net).... 54-383    39-175
Passing yards (net)...... 150        71
  Att-Comp-Int........ 11-7-0    20-4-2
Total offense ........ 65-533    59-246
Fumble Returns-Yds....... 0-0      1-11
Punt Returns-Yds........ 6-58      2-25
Kickoff Returns-Yds.... 4-112      3-65
Int. Returns-Yds........ 2-42       0-0
Punts-Avg............. 5-47.2    9-48.7
Fumbles-Lost............. 2-1       1-0
Penalties-Yards......... 7-49      2-15
Possession Time........ 34:48     25:12
Third-Down Conv. ....... 7/12      4/14
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 0/0       0/0
Sacks By-Yards........... 1-8      3-19

NU: Martinez 19-137; Helu 10-110; Burkhead 13-104; Green 4-13; Jones 2-9; Paul 1-7; Robinson 4-5; TEAM 1-minus 2.

UW: Locker 11-59; Callier 10-57; Polk 17-55; Bruns 1-4.

NU: Martinez 7-11-0-150.
UW: Locker 4-20-2-71.

NU: Kinnie 5-105; McNeill 1-24; Paul 1-21.
UW: Kearse 2-51; Aguilar 1-10; Barnett 1-10.

Attendance: 72,876

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Stats & Recap
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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.

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Pregame & team info
2010 schedule
04/17Red 21, White 16
09/04W. KentuckyW 49-10
09/11IdahoW 38-17
09/18@ WashingtonW 56-21
09/25South Dakota St.W 17-3
10/07@ Kansas St.W 48-13
10/16TexasL 13-20
10/23@ Oklahoma St.W 51-41
10/30MissouriW 31-17
11/06@ Iowa St.W 31-30
11/13KansasW 20-3
11/20@ Texas A&ML 6-9
11/26ColoradoW 45-17
12/04OklahomaL 20-23
12/30@ WashingtonL 7-19



Could it be that Watson’s plan is coming together? Stay tuned as tougher defenses line up across from the Big Red.


The Huskers reminded us how it used to be – and can be once again.

Omaha World-Herald

Martinez did essentially everything at a high level.

Lincoln Journal Star

Husky Stadium was loud and it was rowdy, but none of it fazed Martinez.

Grand Island Independent

Taylor Martinez is changing the rules.

Omaha World-Herald

Now you know why [Marvin] Sanders walks around with a wry smile that looks painted on his face.

Lincoln Journal Star

Old Nebraska returned with a new twist.


Shawn Watson, suddenly, looks like a genius again.

Omaha World-Herald

In execution and self-confidence, Nebraska’s offense finally matches the defense.

Nebraska StatePaper

These are the defining games for a quarterback with All-American skills like Locker's. And this was his second failed exam of the season's first month.

Seattle Times

Flawless coaching won't fix all of the Huskies' problems. They still have legitimate talent issues.

Seattle Times

The Huskies might as well have invited Nebraska's secondary into the huddle, so stifling was the coverage.

Seattle Times

It is a top 10 team that intimidates on both sides of the ball.

CBS Sports

That Texas game can't get here soon enough.

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