And by taking vengeance for a humiliating 56-21 defeat on Sept.18 in Husky Stadium, Washington shocked just about everyone and finished with its first winning record -- 7-6 -- since 2002 and first bowl win since 2000.
Washington pushed around a team that manhandled it just three months ago, outgaining Nebraska 340 yards to 189, including 268 to 91 rushing.
"They came out with a good game plan to run the ball down our throat,” Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard told the Omaha World-Herald. “They executed on a lot of plays, and they played awesome.”
Suffice it to say, the Huskies earned a tip of the cap. The Cornhuskers? Not so much.
Steve Kelley sees a rebirth (finally!) for Washington football.
The Huskies' defense, embarrassed in game one, dominated that action.
Vengeance is ours, sayeth the Huskies.
From a Nebraska perspective, it was all about the Cornhuskers failure to show up -- California from 2004 can empathize.
The grades were good for Washington.