The Washington Huskies and Nebraska Cornhuskers square-off for the second time this season, taking the field in San Diego for the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30. With the Huskies and Huskers already one-game into a home-and-home series spanning the 2010 and 2011 season, the two teams will be three times in just under a year. Nebraska won the first game in Seattle, 56-21, leaving the Huskies looking for revenge in Seattle.
The Holiday Bowl will be the final game of Washington senior quarterback Jake Locker's career. The first time he faced Nebraska, Locker had an abysmal showing, completing only four of 20 passes for 71 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. The Nebraska defense, laden with star-studded NFL talent, gave the senior fits while stifling the Washington offense for much of the game. The Holiday Bowl presents one final chance for Locker to silence the critics and improve his draft stock before the Senior Bowl and offseason workouts ahead of the NFL Draft.
Nebraska freshman Taylor Martinez had a breakout game in Seattle, throwing for 150 yards and a touchdown while running for 137 yards and three touchdowns. It was Martinez driving the final nail in the Huskies' coffin, taking the first play from scimmage in the second half 80 yards for the score. Since that game, Martinez has had an up-and-down year, putting together a monster performance in a win over Oklahoma State but struggling down the stretch while dealing with injuries.
The Huskies and Cornhuskers take to the field in San Diego for a rematch on Dec. 30 in the Holiday Bowl. Stay tuned to our StoryStream for updates leading up to the game.