Reaction to Holiday Bowl shocker

Washington running back Chris Polk said it best about the Huskies' 19-7 upset win over Nebraska in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: "We whupped a team that didn't respect us."

And by taking vengeance for a humiliating 56-21 defeat on Sept.18 in Husky Stadium, Washington shocked just about everyone and finished with its first winning record -- 7-6 -- since 2002 and first bowl win since 2000.

Washington pushed around a team that manhandled it just three months ago, outgaining Nebraska 340 yards to 189, including 268 to 91 rushing.

"They came out with a good game plan to run the ball down our throat,” Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard told the Omaha World-Herald. “They executed on a lot of plays, and they played awesome.”

Suffice it to say, the Huskies earned a tip of the cap. The Cornhuskers? Not so much.