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Locker knocked out, comes back; UW has 10-7 lead at half

Anybody see this halftime score coming?

UW up, 10-7.

UW has more rushing yards than Nebraska, 102-54.

The Huskies did survive a major scare when quarterback Jake Locker, on a third-down run, took a violent blow to the head as he was sliding down on a third-down run by Nebraska safety Austin Cassidy, and stayed motionless on the field for minutes in the second quarter of the Holiday Bowl.

He did eventually limp off the field after his 3-yard scamper at the 8:40 mark. Keith Price came on for the rest of the series before the Huskies punted.

Locker returned on the UW's next drive with 5:22 to go.

The Huskies did have an opportunity to tack on more points right before the half, but Erik Folk's 48-yard field goal attempt sailed wide left with 2 seconds to go.

Two big third-down conversions set up the Cornhuskers' first score - a Taylor Martinez 15-yard touchdown pass to Kyler Reed along the left hash, and the UW's lead has been sliced to 10-7 at the 10:24 mark of the second quarter.