Saturday, September 17, 2011
Halftime: Nebraska 20, Washington 17
By Ted Miller
It's been a tight, back-and-forth affair between Washington and Nebraska.
In other words, nothing like the past two games between these two.
Both teams have had moments on both sides of the ball, but the Cornhuskers took a 20-17 halftime lead with a late field goal drive.
The stats are mostly equal -- Nebraska has a 237-204 advantage in total yards.
Huskies quarterback Keith Price has completed 11 of 19 passes for 138 yards, but he also threw a pick in Nebraska territory. The Cornhuskers turned up the pressure late, and that seemed to be effective.
Further, Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez is hurting the Huskies more with the pass than with the run. He's completed 8 of 17 for 145 yards with two touchdowns. He's rushed for 52 yards, but most of that came on a 28-yard run.
Huskies running back Chris Polk had 57 yards on 12 carries, but he was cramping late in the half. Something to watch.
It's been a well-played game so far by both teams.
But who makes better adjustments at the half? The Huskies get the ball to open the third quarter. We may get a good idea pretty quickly.