Boxscore
Nebraska 56, Washington 21
Saturday, September 18, 2010 3:30 PM
Location - Husky Stadium
Attendance - 72876

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Nebraska 14 14 21 7 56
Washington 7 7 7 0 21

Recap

The Nebraska Cornhuskers stood up to their first test of the season in a 56-21 rout of the Washington Huskies in Seattle.

The game was billed as a contest featuring a star quarterback and a big-play defense.  What prognosticators failed to see is that both would be wearing Nebraska jerseys on Saturday. 

Washington’s Jake Locker was supposed to be the game’s standout quarterback, but the Heisman hopeful struggled against the Huskers defense.  The Blackshirts intercepted Locker twice, returning one for a game-sealing touchdown in the third quarter. 

Instead the day belonged to Taylor Martinez, who continued his coming-out party for the Huskers.  The redshirt freshman quarterback accounted for 287 total yards and four touchdowns on the day.   

The game started with Husker defensive back Eric Hagg picking off Locker on the fourth play from scrimmage. Nebraska scored two plays later on an 24-yard touchdown pass from Taylor to Mike McNeil. The Huskers tacked on another touchdown two minutes later, putting Washington in a 14-0 hole.

Locker and Martinez exchanged touchdown blows in the second quarter, and the teams entered the half with the Huskers leading 28-14.

Nebraska put the game away in the second half. The Huskers tacked on 21 third quarter points, and punished the Huskies with a steady dose of running backs Roy Helu Jr. and Rex Burkhead in the second half.  Both backs topped 100 yards on the day as Nebraska racked up 383 yards on the ground. 

Things won’t get much easier for the Huskies next week, as they must travel to Southern Cal.   Nebraska will face the North Dakota State Jackrabbits, before starting their final Big 12 season against Kansas State on October 7th.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:49
Nebraska   TD  Washington 0 - Nebraska 7
1st Quarter - 10:45
Nebraska   TD  Washington 0 - Nebraska 14
1st Quarter - 5:11
Washington   TD  Washington 7 - Nebraska 14
2nd Quarter - 8:43
Nebraska   TD  Washington 7 - Nebraska 21
2nd Quarter - 5:06
Washington   TD  Washington 14 - Nebraska 21
2nd Quarter - 1:19
Nebraska   TD  Washington 14 - Nebraska 28
3rd Quarter - 14:39
Nebraska   TD  Washington 14 - Nebraska 35
3rd Quarter - 13:59
Washington   TD  Washington 21 - Nebraska 35
3rd Quarter - 12:06
Nebraska   TD  Washington 21 - Nebraska 42
3rd Quarter - 8:21
Nebraska   TD  Washington 21 - Nebraska 49
4th Quarter - 7:12
Nebraska   TD  Washington 21 - Nebraska 56
TEAMS

Team Records

  Nebraska Washington
W/L 3 - 0 - 0 1 - 2 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Nebraska Washington
Score 56 21
First Downs 21 13
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-12
58%
4-for-14
29%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 535 246
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 53-385 39-175
Average/Rush 7.3 4.5
Passing
Comp-Att 7-11 4-20
Passing Yards 150 71
Average/Pass Play 10.7 3.4
Penalties-Yards 7-49 2-15
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 34:48 25:12

PLAYER STATS

Nebraska (3 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Martinez 7/11 150 1 0
Washington (1 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Locker 4/20 71 1 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Martinez 19 137 7.2 3
R. Helu 10 110 11.0 2
R. Burkhead 13 104 8.0 1
C. Green 4 13 3.2 0
A. Jones 2 9 4.5 0
N. Paul 1 7 7.0 0
D. Robinson 4 5 1.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Locker 11 59 5.4 1
J. Callier 10 57 5.7 0
C. Polk 17 55 3.2 1
C. Bruns 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Kinnie 5 105 21.0 0
M. McNeill 1 24 24.0 1
N. Paul 1 21 21.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Kearse 2 51 25.5 1
D. Aguilar 1 10 10.0 0
M. Barnett 1 10 10.0 0
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