Game Facts - Nebraska/Washington

Here's a game snapshot, as well as fast facts, for the Nebraska-Washington game, one that will serve as a rubber match for the series, which is currently knotted up at 3-3-1. The Huskers are expected to start a true freshman, Taylor Martinez, for their first road game of 2010, while UW is looking to beat a top-10 team in week three for the second-consecutive year (No. 3 USC in 2009).

GAME SNAPSHOT:
KICKOFF: Saturday, 3:30 ET
GAMEDATE: 9/18/10
SITE: Husky Stadium, Seattle, Wash.
SURFACE: FieldTurf
TV: ABC/ESPN2
SERIES: Tied 3-3-1 (last meeting, 1998, Nebraska 55-7)
RECORDS: Nebraska 2-0, Washington 1-1
POLLS: Nebraska (8 AP, 8 USA Today)
PREDICTION: Nebraska 31-28

FAST FACTS:
Cornhuskers: Nebraska has won the last two games against Washington, although the two programs split four games during the 1990s ... Nebraska redshirt freshman QB Taylor Martinez rushed for 157 yards on 14 carries and two TDs against Idaho. It marked the first time a Cornhusker quarterback has rushed for back-to-back 100-yard games since Jammal Lord accomplished the feat in 2003. Martinez's 67-yard TD run was the longest for a Nebraska quarterback since Eric Crouch went 70 yards for a score against Colorado in 2001. It was the longest run by any Cornhusker since Cory Ross had an 86-yard TD run against Missouri in 2004. Martinez has had touchdown runs of 67, 46, 43 and 20 yards so far this season ... I-back Roy Helu rushed for 107 yards against Idaho -- his eighth 100-yard rushing game of his career ... Nebraska rushed for 360 yards against Idaho after producing 289 against Western Kentucky. It was the first time for back-to-back 250-yard rushing games for the Cornhuskers since 252 against Louisiana Tech and 261 against Nicholls State in 2006 ... The Cornhuskers produced interceptions returns for touchdowns against Idaho, the first time they have accomplished that feat since 2005 ... Nebraska is 34-20-3 all-time against Pac-10 teams. Since 1990, Nebraska has faced every Pac-10 school except Stanford and Oregon.

Huskies: Washington rebounded to beat Syracuse last week after losing its season opener at BYU ... Washington has won three straight home games and five of their last six at Husky Stadium under Coach Steve Sarkisian. That modest streak is especially noteworthy considering that streak followed a nine-game home losing streak from 2007 until a victory over Idaho last season ... Included in the recent winning surge were triumphs over No. 3 USC and No. 19 California last season ... For the first time since 1990, the entire Husky football coaching staff returned in 2010 ... Washington is 21-20-2 against current members of the Big 12, including a 13-10-1 record in games played at Husky Stadium. The only Big 12 team the Huskies have never played is Missouri ... The Huskies lead all FBS schools with 14 true freshmen to have already seen action this season, including 13 in the season opener. QB Jake Locker passed for 289 yards and four TDs against Syracuse, moving him into third place on Washington's career passing yards list.


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