I thought games like this were a thing of the past but I guess I was wrong. Nebraska dominated Washington in every single phase of the game en route to a 56-21 victory in front of a full house at Husky Stadium on Saturday.
For the third straight week the Huskies started off slow and fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter to the Huskers. Washington seemed to regroup closing the gap to 14-7 but Nebraska held a 28-14 lead at the half. Both teams traded quick touchdowns at the start of the third quarter but Nebraska put the game away with a 65 yard Roy Helu TD run and an Alfonso Dennard 31 yard interception return for a TD to extend the lead to 49-21.
Jake Locker had perhaps his worst game as a Husky. He was only 4/20 through the air with two interceptions and a long touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse which accounted for most of his yardage. Jake had one of those days when he just wasn't very accurate. It didn't help that he was under a lot of pressure and his receivers where covered pretty well the majority of the game.
Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez picked up 137 yards on the ground and scored three touchdowns. In addition to that he passed for 150 yards and another touchdown. Roy Helu ran for 110 yards and had two go the distance for TD's. The Huskers picked up 383 yards on the ground against a Washington defense that was physically over-matched the entire day.
Next up for the Huskies in two weeks are the USC Trojans who beat Minnesota on the road 32-21.