Opponent postgame notes: 1998 Nebraska vs. Washington football
With quarterback Bobby Newcombe and I-back DeAngelo Evans back in their lineup, the Huskers rolled to a 55-7 victory against the Huskies.
The loss was the eighth worst ever suffered by a Husky team and the fifth most points surrendered to an opponent.
Nebraska scored on five of its seven first-half drives to take a 35-7 halftime lead. Evans carried 13 times for 146 yards and scored three touchdowns. Newcombe rushed for 79 yards on 14 carries and also added three TDs. The Huskers totaled 434 rushing yards on 68 carries.
Washington managed only 97 rushing yards and UW quarterback Brock Huard threw for just 160 yards, completing 18 of 32 attempts. Huard was intercepted twice and backup QB Marques Tuiasosopo also threw an interception.
Washington had three fumbles for a total of six turnovers. H-back Dane Looker led Washington with seven catches for 77 yards.
- Junior H-back Joe Jarzynka recorded the first touchdown of his career, a six-yard TD reception from Brock Huard in the second quarter.
- Andre DeSaussure, Anthony Mizin and John Westra each started the first games of their careers.
- Four times the Huskies turned the ball over inside of their 22-yard line and Nebraska converted three of those turnovers into touchdowns.
- Nebraska converted a total of five of six UW turnovers into scores totaling 34 points.
- Tue freshman running back Braxton Cleman recorded the first rushes of his career, carying four times for 11 yards.
- Redshirt freshman J.K. Scott made his first UW appearance late in the fourth quarter.
- True freshman Hakim Akbar led Washington with 10 tackles.