The Best Husky Non-Conference Wins: The 90s

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Part two of our series taking a look at the best Husky non-conference wins goes onto the 90s.

Continuing onto the second part of our series of Washington's best non-conference wins over the years, we now move onto the 1990s.

September 21, 1991 at #9 Nebraska

The Huskies came into the 1991 season ranked in the Top 5, but this was truly the game that launched them onto their greatest season in program history. Playing in one of the most hostile environments in the nation, the Huskies fell behind 21-9 in the third quarter but exploded and went onto score the last 27 points of the game and won 36-21, giving them what is still one of the top road wins ever by a Pac-12 team.

September 19, 1992 vs. #12 Nebraska

The rematch with the Huskers was a hugely anticipated night game that grabbed the attention of the entire country that was looking to see if the Huskies could make a statement and show that they were serious contenders to win a second-straight national title. The Huskies did just that, as they controlled the Huskers on both sides of the ball in front of a frenzied crowd that was as electric as Husky Stadium has ever been on their way to a 29-14 win.

September 10, 1994 vs. #16 Ohio State

The Huskies avenged a loss in Columbus from the previous year and beat up Eddie George and Ohio State in Husky Stadium 25-16 which helped take the sting off a season-opening loss at USC.

September 24, 1994 at #5 Miami

The "Whammy in Miami," this is probably the unquestioned biggest non-conference win in Husky history for almost too many reasons to list. The Huskies blew open a close game early in the second half and then absolutely rolled the Hurricanes in a dominating 38-20 win that wasn't even as close as the score suggested late.

September 14, 1996 vs. #14 BYU

This game frequently gets brought up because it was Steve Sarkisian's first appearance in Husky Stadium and he was sacked eight times, five times by Jason Chorak, including a game-sealing safety. It wasn't a huge win at the time, but it ended up setting the stage for a strong season for the Huskies and looks even better looking back since it was BYU's only loss of the season.

September 6, 1997 at #19 BYU

The Huskies kicked off what was expected to be a magnificent season in Provo and very much looked the part of a national title contender when they beat down the Cougars 42-20 and got a historic win in Provo.

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