Bowl Games 2010: Nebraska Football in Holiday Bowl Rematch With Washington

Kraig LundbergAnalyst IIIDecember 5, 2010

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 18: Running back Chris Polk #1 of the Washington Huskies is tackled by linebacker Eric Martin #46 and defensive end Pierre Allen #95 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 18, 2010 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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In a rather unfortunate turn of events, the Huskers are placed in the Holiday Bowl, the same bowl they smashed Arizona 33-0 in last year, and are facing the 6-6 Washington Huskies.

Nebraska smashed Washington 56-21 earlier in the year.

The game will ensure that Nebraska will play the Huskies three times among this season and next, as Washington is in a home-and-home series with the Huskers.

While the game would seem to be an easy win for the Huskers, the problem will be figuring out a way to get pumped up for it.

This time around should prove to be a lower scoring contest.

The first meeting featured a highly touted Jake Locker against a defense still trying to find its post-Suh legs.  Taylor Martinez outperformed Locker and gashed the Husky defense.

Almost a full season later, Martinez has regressed as a result of injuries and a rookie wall.  The Husker defense seems to have found its mojo, however.  Locker may be in for an even worse outing this time around.

I think the Huskers win 34-13.