Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian loves to roll the dice. Facing fourth and goal from the one, Sarkisian gambled again, electing to go for the touchdown. A handoff to Chris Polk, a big stand by the Nebraska defense and a turnover on downs may have just given Nebraska a new lease on life.
Sarkisian went with the bread and butter near the goal-line, running inside the tackles on the left side of the line in hopes of finding the magic again. Nebraska was ready, using a good push from the defensive line and sure tackling to stuff Polk in a huge spot.
Polk has been unstoppable during the Holiday Bowl and is already over the 100-yard mark for the game. His 116 yards, and Washington’s 186 yards, on the ground are a big reason the Huskies hold a 17-7 lead over Nebraska. But it’s that one yard he didn’t get that could come into play late in the game.
With the fourth quarter just underway, Washington leads Nebraska, 17-7. Taylor Martinez has not returned from an injury suffered on Nebraska’s last drive, leaving the comeback up to Cody Green.