What Others Are Saying About UW-Nebraska
Overcast skies greeted the Huskies when they awoke at their hotel in Lincoln, Neb. Thankfully we haven't heard any quips (yet) about whether we brought the weather with us.
On the agenda is breakfast and meetings. We decided to poke around the web to see what the national pundits are saying about the matchup at Memorial Stadium this weekend (Sat. 12:30 p.m. PST, ABC/ESPN). Needless to say, we feel the Huskies have the talent to prove some people wrong this weekend.
Stewart Mandel, Sports Illustrated
Nebraska 30, Washington 14
"It's the third meeting in 12 months for the Huskies and Huskers. The first was a disaster for Washington, the second a bowl debacle for Nebraska. Expect more of the former. Taylor Martinez may make mistakes, but he'll still cause problems for a suspect UW defense. Meanwhile, Jared Crick, Cameron Meredith and the rest of the Huskers' defensive front will put heavy pressure on Huskies QB Keith Price."
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News
"Difficult assignment for the Huskies, and not because Lincoln is a tough place to play (it can't compare to Pac-12 venues like Autzen or Arizona Stadium). Rather, it's a tough assignment because the Cornhuskers are good. Very good. And because UW's defense allowed two lesser teams, Hawaii and EWU, to roll up 892 yards and 59 points."
Pat Forde, ESPN
Pick: Nebraska (starts at the 1:50 mark of the video)
Bud Withers, Seattle Times
Nebraska 37, Washington 17
"The prevailing theory is that the Huskies have closed the gap considerably on the Huskers, who have an inexperienced offensive line and a much less imposing secondary than they did a year ago. I don't dispute that. But I'm guessing that the Holiday Bowl comeuppance the Huskers suffered at the hands of Washington is going to be a huge motivational factor for Nebraska. That, coupled with the youth of Washington linebackers and QB Keith Price, makes this uphill for the Huskies."
- Ted Miller of ESPN has his preview of the Washington-Nebraska tilt up on the Pac-12 blog. Like many analysts, he ties the Huskies chances to Chris Polk, considering the tailback rushed for 177 yards in the Holiday Bowl win over the Cornhuskers.
- Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has a look back at the Huskies' last win in Lincoln, a game that UW dominated but needed a fourth-quarter rally to secure a 36-21 victory.
- On the Nebraska side of things, the folks at Huskers Extra have a video previewing the game.
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