Whatever UW coach Steve Sarkisian parlayed to his team at halftime to get back into the game … didn't work.
Taylor Martinez rolled down the left sideline on an 80-yard touchdown scamper to start the third quarter for Nebraska – in essence, putting the game away.
The big plays for the Cornhuskers didn't stop there. Roy Helu Jr. rumbled 65 yards for a score, and Alfonzo Dennard returned an errant Jake Locker pass 31 yards for a touchdown.
The interception at the 8:21 mark capped a three-touchdown explosion is a 6:39 span, giving Nebraska a 49-21 cushion.
In easily his best moments, Locker started the UW's first drive with a 33-yard rumble, and then a 45-yard touchdown connection with Jermaine Kearse on a stop-and-go route at the 13:59 mark to cut it to 35-21.
It was Kearse's seventh consecutive game with a touchdown catch, dating back to the final four games of 2009.
Nebraska has 438 total yards, to UW's 238.