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Dec. 30, 2010 – 9 p.m. CST – ESPN
Holiday Bowl – Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego

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Location: Seattle, WA
Enrollment: 42,933
Nickname: Huskies
Colors: Purple & Gold
Conference: Pac-10
Stadium: Husky Stadium
  72,500, FieldTurf
Series: NU leads, 4-3-1
2009 record: 5-7 (4-5)
Starters returning/lost: 18/6
Head coach Steve Sarkisian
 Career record: 11-13
 Record at Washington: 11-13
 Career vs. Nebraska: 0-1


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Pregame press

 Coverage is listed in reverse chronological order.
The Huskers insist they're motivated. The Huskies believe they're improved. Round 2 of
Nebraska-Washington unfolds tonight, and here is the game-day coverage from
Omaha (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), Lincoln ( 1, 2, 3), Seattle (1, 2, 3, 4), Everett (1, 2), Tacoma,
San Diego (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and Kansas City. | Commentary: Shatel, Sipple, McKeever
The L.A. Times looks at the strong-but-silent Taylor Martinez. | Licensing deal
The latest rains are expected to affect parking but not the playing field.
Sam McKewon: Which QB will translate his passion into victory?
Five reasons to be excited about Thursday night's game.
San Diego transit officials are beefing up trolley service for the bowl game.
The Tacoma paper looks at NU's past and present success at inside runs.
All-America placekicker Alex Henery discusses his remarkable NU career.
Husker Locker previews the game: Matchups | Huskers to watch | Huskies to watch
What must UW's depleted defensive line do to avoid a mismatch in the trenches?
The tumultuous season might help Bo Pelini & Co. down the road. | Osborne's takes
Tailback Chris Polk would love to shoulder the load against NU. | Early exit?
Rematches aren't always kind to the winner of the first game.
Martinez & Watson need good games Thursday, Sam McKewon writes.
DeJon Gomes' high football IQ is part of what makes him more than meets the eye.
The Huskies don't seem to mind the underdog role. | UW notes: 1, 2
Rex Burkhead's Wildcat role is here to stay, Shawn Watson says.
The San Diego paper looks at the NFL potential of Jared Crick.
Husker staffer Brandon Rigoni tests his mettle on the Navy SEALs' obstacle course.
View scenes from the players' visit to the USS Ronald Reagan.
A couple of made-in-Nebraska scouting reports on the Huskers: 1, 2
DeJon Gomes wears a protective boot as NU holds its final practice. Notes: 1, 2
The Huskies' upset hopes might hinge on running the ball and stopping the run.
Being a long shot motivates Washington linebacker Cort Dennison.
UW's wideouts hope to be more physical this time. | UW notes: 1, 2 | Injury update
Criticism of Shawn Watson has been unfair, Cody Green says. | Shatel: Good to go?
The San Diego paper makes note of Bo Pelini's fiery sideline demeanor.
NU fosters California recruiting ties by putting on a clinic for high school coaches.
Who will take the snaps for UW when the Huskies visit next fall? | Washington Insider
From Seattle, an assessment of the quarterback position at Nebraska.
Niles Paul calls UW's "trash talk" a motivator. Notes from Monday's drills: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Check out the early round of predictions for the NU-Washington game.
It figures to be tougher going for Nebraska's offense this time around against UW.
Jared Crick is finishing strong after a slow start to 2010. | Game's NFL prospects
Steve Sipple sees little chance of a Big Red letdown against Washington.
Sam McKewon's Monday Takes: Taking the high road in recruiting.
Here's a report on Washington's Sunday practice. | Notes
Jake Locker says he skipped the 2010 NFL draft just for college experiences
like Thursday's bowl game. | Second chance | Something to prove
Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard says he's returning "for sure" for his senior season.
Ditto for Lavonte David. More from Sunday's practice in San Diego: 1, 2, 3, 4
The Huskers arrive in San Diego after a Christmas Day practice in Lincoln.
Washington's defensive plans against NU begin with stopping the run. | UW notes: 1, 2
Bo Pelini could learn from K-State's fiery basketball coach, Tom Shatel writes.
The San Diego paper looks at how the Holiday Bowl dropped in the pecking order.
Zac Lee remains positive as his NU career enters its final stretch.
The Huskies hit the practice field in San Diego. UW notes: 1, 2
Joe Broekemeier is just one of the team's walk-on success stories.
Don't blame the bowls for schools' holiday red ink, Lee Barfknecht says.
Ciante Evans and other young DBs look to step up. | Peso prospects
A "Mission Valley Miracle" makes the Qualcomm field good as new.
Here's another look at the big plays and close wins that got UW to a bowl.
There was lots that Cameron Meredith had to master as a DE in the Pelini system.
This month's extra practice time has given P.J. Smith a chance to regroup.
Does UW have the nation's most overpaid assistant coach?
New starter Terrence Moore intends to "make the best of a bad situation."
A good game next Thursday could boost the draft stock of Jake Locker.
Get your pregame PDFs: Printable rosters | NU media guide | UW media guide
Washington junior tight end Chris Izbicki has left the team.
Qualcomm Stadium's field is under water because of the California rains.
The OWH tries to figure out the secret to Bo Pelini's bowl success on defense.
Cameron Meredith has developed his game into a versatile package.
Bowl ticket sales indicate Husker fans aren't hyped for this one. | Is anyone happy?
Husker Dan previews the Holiday Bowl & gives an update on Christian Berkshire.
Five Husker stories explain why donating tickets to the military is a good idea.
Half of Washington's wins came in games not decided until the final play.
Eric Hagg & Prince Amukamara are competitive buddies in the NU secondary.
UW receiver James Johnson has a chance to salvage his season. | DT still learning
Washington hopes the game marks the revival of a rich bowl tradition.
Jake Locker is a man newly engaged to be married as he prepares for the bowl game.
The Huskies have their final Seattle practice before their trip to San Diego.
The hiring of Mike Ekeler by Indiana becomes official. Shawn Watson, meanwhile,
might be in the hunt for the Miami of Ohio job.
Courtney Osborne is more than just a hard hitter, Marvin Sanders says.
NU will need the depth on the D-line that Terrence Moore & Thaddeus Randle provide.
After a season in flux, UW's O-line hopes it has found the right combination.
McKewon's Monday takes: The Pelinis continue adjusting on defense.
Rickey Thenarse is suspended for the bowl game after a DUI arrest in Lincoln.
About 3,900 of Nebraska's bowl tickets remain available. | Holiday Bowl Blitz
Washington linebacker Cort Dennison sat out the September game but hopes to be
a difference-maker this time. | UW Sunday practice notes
The OWH looks at what made Lavonte David an instant success.
Tom Shatel: The upcoming test of consistency will help tell whether NU is "back."
UW's lack of depth at defensive tackle was evident at Saturday's practice.
The Husker seniors reflect on their ascent from the tumult of 2007.
When tailback Chris Polk gets his carries, Washington tends to get the win.
The bowl experience isn't something to be taken for granted.
Mike Ekeler reportedly is leaving to become Indiana's co-defensive coordinator.
Congrats to the Husker athletes who picked up their diplomas today.
Washington's defensive coordinator has gotten his wish: a do-over against
Nebraska. QB Jake Locker also says he's looking forward to Round 2. | Husky notes
Bo Pelini is sticking with a bowl routine that has worked. More from Friday's
practice: Audio: Pelini, Sanders, Gomes | Notes: 1, 2
Roy Helu Jr.'s unselfish way hasn't kept him from rising high on NU's rushing charts.
Taylor Martinez's injury is rated the No. 3 turning point of the college football season.
Steve Sarkisian wants his receivers to push back at NU's defenders. | Locker healed
The wildcat formation gives Tyler Legate more chances to shine.
The Huskers know it's essential to learn from their close losses.
The two teams are drawing on differing motivation for the bowl game.
Speedy scout-team receiver Kenny Bell gets rave reviews from the secondary.
The young O-line talent seems to bode well for the future, Steve Sipple writes.
Ten Huskers could be picked in the NFL draft next spring. | Dennard pondering
Zac Lee says he's good to go if he's needed in the bowl game. | Post-practice
audio: Brown, Meredith, Cotton | Video: Gomes, Amukamara | Wednesday notes: 1, 2
From Seattle, a look at what'll be different about NU vs. UW the second time around.
This year's bowl game will run in the red financially for the Athletic Department.
Brandon Kinnie prepares for an even bigger role in 2011.
Spirits are high as the team moves past the loss to Oklahoma and begins
preparing for a familiar foe. Notes from Monday's practice: 1, 2, 3
The Seattle Times examines UW's performance key statistical categories.
Monday commentary: McKewon – The private-jet factor | Sipple – Emotional Bo
Lavonte David's work ethic and nose for the ball add up to a monumental rookie year.
An injury at defensive tackle has Washington making adjustments.
Get a grin or three from Brad Dickson's look at an eventful week.
Team captains and award winners are unveiled at the annual team banquet.
More Pelini-Miami aftermath: What recruits are hearing | Sipple commentary
The Huskies hold their first bowl practice since the 2002 season.
Bo Pelini issues a statement saying he won't interview for the Miami job.
A South Florida reporter talks with KLIN about the Miami/Pelini story.
There's no mention of Shawn Watson in this update on the Vanderbilt search.
Get used to Bo Pelini being a hot commodity, Sam McKewon writes. | Shatel: Is Bo
making a point? | Pluses & minuses of Miami job | Bo on the recruiting trail
Another look at the strong bowl lineup that's in the Huskers' Big Ten future.
John Papuchis dismisses a report that he's the frontrunner for a spot on Texas' staff.
Bo Pelini declines to comment on a published report stating that he'll be
talking to Miami about its coaching vacancy. | Pay rank | The latest on Watson: 1, 2, 3
The band may get to fly to the bowl game this time around.
The Huskers are honored for the football program's academic success rate.
Baker Steinkuhler is suspended for the bowl game because of a DUI citation.
Odds & ends: Osborne to stay for a while; bonuses for Pelini
There's plenty of Jan. 1st action in the Big Ten bowl lineup.
There's been no big rush for bowl tickets, but sales could pick up.
HuskerMax™ will join the NAA to form the largest tailgate at the Holiday Bowl.
Take a look at the swag the players will receive at the various bowl games.
The OWH's Dirk Chatelain breaks down some numbers that show an offense that
doesn't deliver under pressure. | Shatel: Indefensible decisions
The Taylor Martinez rumors have Bo Pelini frustrated, Steve Sipple writes.
It might've been an NU-Irish Holiday Bowl if UW hadn't finished strong. | Fan interest
See how each coach voted in the final pre-bowl USA Today poll. | Bo has NU 8th
Shawn Watson reportedly is in the running for the head coaching job at Vanderbilt.
Sam McKewon: Will Bo Pelini be defined by his decision to back Taylor Martinez?
Hear Steve Sipple discuss the fallout from the OU game and bowl announcement.
Believe it or not, it'll be a rematch of the Huskers and Huskies in the Holiday Bowl
in San Diego. | Commentary: Max, McKewon, Bishop, Shatel, Keeler, McGrath |
Tickets: 1, 2 | Stats matchup | Bowl lineup