Final: Nebraska 51, Washington 38

Washington's pass defense was an issue in the first two games. Its run defense let it down against Nebraska in a 51-38 defeat.

Oh, and there were a couple of penalties for which the Huskies and coach Steve Sarkisian will want an explanation.

The Huskies trailed only 20-17 at the half, and that deficit was due to a bad punt interference call in which a UW touchdown was taken off the board due to contact with the Nebraska punt returner. The Cornhuskers then took advantage and drove for a go-ahead field goal.

The third quarter was a total disaster for Washington, a 17-0 Nebraska surge.

But the Huskies kept fighting and made things interesting in the fourth.

Still, the Cornhuskers outrushed the Huskies 309 yards to 146. That's the physical advantage that each team showed in splitting the first two games.

UW quarterback Keith Price made some mistakes -- two picks -- and got beat up, but he completed 21-of-37 for 274 yards with four touchdowns. Former quarterback Jake Locker passed for 127 yards against the Cornhuskers last season in two games, with two picks and one touchdown.

Chris Polk was Chris Polk. He rushed for 130 yards on 22 carries.

The Huskies are going to be mad about the officiating. But they will also regret not showing up in the second half until the fourth quarter.