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Nebraska 27, Washington 14
September 20
Husky Stadium

Nebraska's powerful rushing attack proved to be too much against a Washington defense that entered the game as the nation's best versus the run. The Huskers' option attack piled up 384 yards rushing, with Ahman Green and Joel Makovicka leading the way with 129 yards rushing apiece, in a 27-14 Husker victory.

After Washington missed a field goal on the opening drive, Nebraska QB Scott Frost ran for 34 and 30-yard scores in the first quarter to give the Huskers the early lead. Green upped the Husker lead to 21-0 midway through the second quarter with a four-yard touchdown run. Frost finished the day with 97 yards rushing. The Huskers amassed 250 yards of total offense in the first half while the Huskies managed 203.

Washington took a big hit when sophomore quarterback Brock Huard was knocked out of the game after spraining his ankle in the opening quarter. True freshman Marques Tuiasosopo took over and tossed scoring passes to Cam Cleeland and Mike Reed to close the margin to 21-14 with 2:49 to play in the third quarter. Following an unsuccessful onside kickoff by Washington, Nebraska added two field goals to provide the final margin.

Husky receiver Jerome Pathon became the first receiver in UW history to record three consecutive 100-yard receiving games, posting a career-high of 195 yards on five receptions. It marked the third best single-game receiving performance in Washington history. He had receptions of 54 and 45 yards to set up Husky touchdowns.

Tuiasosopo finished the game with 270 passing yards and two touchdown passes, in addition to 12 rushing yards. Washington was held to 43 yards rushing by a stingy Nebraska defense.

Defensively, senior safety Tony Parrish recorded 17 tackles while Nigel Burton added 11.

Scoring Summary
Nebraska (3-0)      14  7   0   6   --  27
Washington (2-1)    0   7   7   0   --  14
First Quarter
NU: Scott Frost 34-yard run (K. Brown kick), 7:28 left. Drive: 6 plays, 80 yard, TOP 2:18.
NU: Frost 30-yard run (Brown kick), 1:51 left. Drive: 10 plays, 56 yards, TOP 4:05.
Second Quarter
NU: Ahman Green 4-yard run (Brown kick), 7:20 left. Drive: 7 plays, 55 yards, TOP 2:17.
UW: Cameron Cleeland 12-yard pass from Marques Tuiasosospo (Randy Jones kick), 1:38 left. Drive: 4 plays, 62 yards, TOP0:53.
Third Quarter
UW: Mike Reed 2-yard pass from Tuiasosopo (Jones kick), 2:49 left. Drive: 7 plays, 76 yards, TOP 3:47.
Fourth Quarter
NU: Brown 20-yard field goal, 12:45 left. Drive: 13 plays, 76 yards, TOP 3:47.
NU: Brown 31-yard field goal, 2:25 left. Drive: 12 plays, 81 yards, TOP 5:52.
Team Statistics
                            NU      UW
First Downs                 23      14
Rushing                     20      4
Passing                     3       9
Penalty                     0       1
Rushing Attempts            66      28
Yards Gained Rushing        407     69
Yards Lost Rushing          23      26
Net Yards Rushing           384     43
Net Yards Passing           88      299
Passes Attempted            15      30
Passes Completed            8       16
Had Intercepted             0       0
Total Offensive Plays       81      58
Total Net Yards             472     342
Average Gain Per Play       5.8     5.9
Fumbles: No. -- Lost        2-0     0-0
Penalties: No. -- Yards     9-60    6-47
Punts -- Yards              4-169   7-244
Avg. Per Punt               42.3    34.9
Punt Returns: No. -- Yards  0-0     1-10
Kickoff Returns: No.-- Yards    2-39    4-99
Interceptions: No. -- Yards 0-0     0-0
Possession Time             34:31   25:29
Third-Down Conversions      8-18    2-11
Fourth-Down Conversions     2-3     0-1
Sacks By: No. -- Yards      4-19    2-6
Washington
RUSHING                 ATT GAIN    LOST    NET TD  LG
Rashaan Shehee          11  32      4       28  0   12
Marques Tuiasosopo      11  27      15      12  0   14
Maurice Shaw            5   10      0       10  0   4
Brock Huard             1   0       -7      -7  0   -7
Totals                  28  69      26      43  0   14
PASSING                 ATT COMP    INT YDS TD  LG
Marques Tuiasosopo      22  12      0   270 2   54
Brock Huard             8   4       0   29  0   19
Totals                  30  16      0   299 2   54
RECEIVING           NO. YDS TD  LG
Jerome Pathon       5   195 0   54
Rashaan Shehee      4   18  0   8
Cameron Cleeland    3   42  1   15
Fred Coleman        2   37  0   31
Joe Jarzynka        1   5   0   5
Mike Reed           1   2   1   2
Totals              16  299 2   54
PUNTING         NO. YDS AVG.    LG
Sean O'Laughlin 7   244 34.9    54
RETURNS             PR      KO      INTS
Joe Jarzynka        1-10    3-68    --
Jerome Pathon        --     1-31    --
DEFENSE             UT  AT  TOT TFL QBS FC-R
Tony Parrish        11  6   17  0-0 0-0 0-0
Nigel Burton        5   6   11  0-0 0-0 0-0
Lester Towns        6   2   8   1-8 0-0 0-0
Marques Hairston    5   3   8   0-0 0-0 0-0
Chris Campbell      5   2   7   2-3 1-1 1-0
Nebraska
RUSHING             ATT GAIN    LOST    NET TD  LG
Makovicka           12  129     0       129 0   43
Ahman Green         29  129     0       129 1   15
Scott Frost         18  112     15      97  2   34
Buckhalter          5   34      0       34  0   25
Retzlaff            1   0       8       -8  0   -8
Totals              66  407     23      384 3   43
PASSING             ATT COMP    INT YDS TD  LG
Scott Frost         15  8       0   88  0   35
RECEIVING           NO. YDS     TD  LG
L. Brown            2   38      0   35
Wiggins             2   24      0   21
Davison             1   14      0   14
Buckhalter          1   7       0   7
Cheatham            1   7       0   7
Ahman Green         1   -2      0   -2
Totals              8   88      0   35
PUNTING NO. YDS AVG.    LG
Kosch   4   169 42.3    52
RETURNS     PR  KO      INTS
Walker      --  1-26    --
S. Jackson  --  1-13    --
DEFENSE     UT  AT  TOT TFL QBS FC-R
Foreman     6   1   7   1-3 1-3 0-0
McFarlin    3   3   6   0-0 0-0 0-0
M. Brown    5   0   5   0-0 0-0 0-0
Kelsay      3   1   4   1-7 1-7 0-0
Peter       1   3   4   0-0 0-0 0-0
Washington Football
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