Boxscore
Washington 19, Nebraska 7
Thursday, December 30, 2010 10:00 PM
Location - Qualcomm Stadium
Attendance - 57921

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Washington 10 0 7 2 19
Nebraska 0 7 0 0 7

Recap


The Huskers vs. Huskies three-game series is now deadlocked.  Chris Polk romped for 177 yards and touchdown, as Washington upset heavily-favored Nebraska 19-7, to claim their first Holiday Bowl victory in school history. The Huskies (7-6) exacted revenge from a 56-21 loss to the No. 16 Huskers (10-4) in September. The two teams will play again in early 2011. 

Quarterback Jake Locker shook off some first half struggles, and keyed a pivotal third quarter scoring drive that sealed the game for Washington. He threw for only 53 yards, but also ran for 83 yards and a touchdown. 

The Huskies looked like a different squad than the one that was embarrassed in September. Their defense stifled a Husker attack that rolled up 533 yards in the first matchup, holding Nebraska to 151 total yards, while forcing two turnovers and a safety. Taylor Martinez threw for 53 yards with a touchdown and interception for the Huskers. The freshman managed just 21 yards on the ground, exiting in the third quarter with an injury.

The first half was an exercise in offensive futility for both teams. Locker failed to complete a pass, and the Huskers kept killing drives with penalties and turnovers.  Washington benefited from the first of those turnovers when Rex Burkhead fumbled on Nebraska’s opening drive. The Huskies cashed in four plays later, on a Polk touchdown run. The Huskers answered with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Kyler Reed early in the second, but Washington held a surprising 10-7 lead at half. 

Locker’s first completion of the night was a big one.  The senior extended a third-quarter scoring drive with a beautiful 26-yard pass to D’Andre Goodwin.  He scampered in from 25 yards on the next play, giving the Huskies a ten-point lead.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:08
Washington   TD  Nebraska 0 - Washington 7
1st Quarter - 1:29
Washington   FG  Nebraska 0 - Washington 10
2nd Quarter - 10:24
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 7 - Washington 10
3rd Quarter - 13:18
Washington   TD  Nebraska 7 - Washington 17
4th Quarter - 13:38
Washington   S  Nebraska 7 - Washington 19
TEAMS

Team Records

  Washington Nebraska
W/L 7 - 6 - 0 10 - 4 - 0
Conference 5 - 4 - 0 6 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Washington Nebraska
Score 19 7
First Downs 21 14
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-15
40%
4-for-14
29%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
2-for-3
67%
Total Yards 341 192
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 51-269 40-94
Average/Rush 5.3 2.4
Passing
Comp-Att 6-18 10-21
Passing Yards 72 98
Average/Pass Play 4.0 3.8
Penalties-Yards 3-30 12-102
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 31:04 28:56

PLAYER STATS

Washington (7 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Locker 5/16 56 0 0
J. Callier 1/2 16 0 0
Nebraska (10 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Martinez 7/9 53 1 1
C. Green 3/12 45 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Polk 34 177 5.2 1
J. Locker 13 83 6.4 1
J. Callier 4 9 2.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Burkhead 12 39 3.2 0
R. Helu 11 34 3.1 0
T. Martinez 14 23 1.6 0
C. Green 3 -2 -0.7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Goodwin 2 30 15.0 0
C. Polk 2 22 11.0 0
J. Locker 1 16 16.0 0
J. Kearse 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. McNeill 3 33 11.0 0
K. Reed 2 31 15.5 1
B. Kinnie 2 21 10.5 0
R. Burkhead 2 12 6.0 0
T. Martinez 1 1 1.0 0
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