Not much to detail in the final quarter. Nebraska tacked on its final touchdown on a long drive – 80 yards in 11 plays – that took almost six minutes.
The scoring play – a 19-yard up-the-gut rumble by running back Rex Burkhead – was certainly indicative of the UW's game-long effort.
Surrounded by three Huskies in close quarters, Burkhead broke free when he should have gone down, with no UW player giving chase.
The 56 points ties a single-game UW opponent record at Husky Stadium. California put up 56 on the Huskies in 2005, in similar fashion – dismantling the run defense. Quarterback Taylor Martinez, and running backs Roy Helu Jr. and Burkhead are all over 100 yards for the day.
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The Cornhuskers totaled 383 yards on the ground – compared to the UW's 246 total yards.
Coming up is a bye week. The UW will hold late-morning practices likely through Thursday, and then have a few days off before resuming its preparation for the Pacific-10 Conference opener at Southern California.