Don't know if it was just frustration, or anger over losing a turnover deep in its own end, but Nebraska ran eight consecutive plays right up the middle for its fourth touchdown of the half.
Quarterback Taylor Martinez finished off the 48-yard drive with a 1-yard score – his second short TD run of the game.
The score came on the heels of an odd decision by Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, inserting backup quarterback Cody Green – not the decision itself since he's played his starter from 2009 at times this season, but the starting field position for his offense, the 12-yard line.
On Green's first play, he carried the ball down the left sideline – only to have it stripped by defensive end Talia Crichton and linebacker Mason Foster in a scrum. Safety Nate Fellner scooped up the ball and returned it to the Cornhuskers' 6.
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Two plays later, Chris Polk ran it in from 2 yards out, and the UW cut it to 21-14 at the 5:06 mark.
After that, Nebraska decidedly marched it right down the field – set up by Brandon Kinnie's 39-yard kickoff return.
The Cornhuskers have 245 total yards; UW has 123.
Jake Locker is 2-of-10 for 20 yards with an interception for the Huskies.