Nebraska 56
Washington 21

Sep. 18, 2010 - 2:37 p.m. Central
Husky Stadium | Seattle, WA | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 14 14 21 7 56
Washington 7 7 7 0 21

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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

RUSHING
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.

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

RECEIVING
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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2010 schedule
04/17 Red 21, White 16
09/04 W. Kentucky W 49-10
09/11 Idaho W 38-17
09/18 @ Washington W 56-21
09/25 South Dakota St. W 17-3
10/07 @ Kansas St. W 48-13
10/16 Texas L 13-20
10/23 @ Oklahoma St. W 51-41
10/30 Missouri W 31-17
11/06 @ Iowa St. W 31-30
11/13 Kansas W 20-3
11/20 @ Texas A&M L 6-9
11/26 Colorado W 45-17
12/04 Oklahoma L 20-23
12/30 @ Washington L 7-19

Commentary

Stryker

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

HuskerMax
Shatel

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

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

Martinez did essentially everything at a high level.

Lincoln Journal Star
Hamar

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

Grand Island Independent
Chatelain

Taylor Martinez is changing the rules.

Omaha World-Herald
McKeever

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

Lincoln Journal Star
Bishop

Old Nebraska returned with a new twist.

Sherman

Shawn Watson, suddenly, looks like a genius again.

Omaha World-Herald
McKewon

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

Nebraska StatePaper
Kelley

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
Brewer

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

Seattle Times
Withers

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

Seattle Times
Dodd

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

CBS Sports
Mandel

That Texas game can't get here soon enough.

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