ESPN: Huskers-Huskies III hinges on Martinez
They should call the Washington-Nebraska series the Bizarro Bowl.
How else do you explain the mirror-image results of last year's twin tilts? The Cornhuskers blew out Washington 56-21 in Seattle last September, only to turn around and lose to the same team 19-7 in the Holiday Bowl.
Well, actually, you can explain it with two words: Taylor Martinez.
The Nebraska quarterback was brilliant in the first meeting, running for 137 yards, passing for 150 and accounting for four total touchdowns. The second time around, though, he was held to 23 yards running and 53 yards passing. Who was that (face)masked ...