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New Miss America: Our Ideal Woman

The new Miss America, Teresa Scanlan of Nebraska, poses for a picture after ringing the opening bell at NASDAQ in New York, this morning. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Question: Is this the most beautiful woman in America?

It’s a Husky Holiday Bowl

SAN DIEGO — Jake Locker bounced back from an injury and scored on a 25-yard run in the third quarter, and tailback Chris Polk ran for 177 yards and a score to help the Washington Huskies to a 19-7 win over the listless No. 17 Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday night.

The Huskies (7-6) avenged a 56-21 loss to the Huskers (10-4) in Seattle on Sept. 18. The Cornhuskers piled up 533 yards of total offense in that game, including 383 rushing.

While Washington was a winner in its first bowl game since 2002, the Huskers came out flat in their second straight Holiday Bowl appearance. More here.

Have a feeling a few folks were suprised by this outcome. Were you?

Is Idaho A Better Team Than UW?

Nebraska’s Jared Crick (94) sacks  Idaho  quarterback Nathan Enderle for an 18 yard loss, in the second half of their NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 11.  Nebraska beat  Idaho 38-17 in Lincoln, Neb. On Saturday, the Idaho Vandals nearly shut out UNLV of the Mountain West 31-7 in the Kibbie Dome, while Nebraska clobbered UWashington in Seattle 56-21. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

Question: Is Idaho a better football team than University of Washington, based on their performances against No. 6 Nebraska?

Nebraska 38, Idaho 17

Nebraska’s Roy Helu Jr. (10) tries to run past Idaho’s Homer Mauga (19), in the first half of their NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., earlier today. No. 6 Nebraska beat game Idaho 38-17 in a nonconference matchup. ESPN boxscore here. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini delivered two postgame speeches after the sixth-ranked Cornhuskers’ 38-17 win over Idaho on Saturday. “I told the defense that they played their tails off,” he said. As for the offense, he said, “They got a good you-know-what chewing.” Taylor Martinez ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns and Roy Helu Jr. had 107 yards and a TD, but the Huskers (2-0) committed four turnovers and had 10 penalties for 123 yards. The defense carried the day. The Blackshirts intercepted Nathan Enderle five times, with DeJon Gomes and Rickey Thenarse taking theirs back for touchdowns, and they recorded seven sacks against the Vandals (1-1)/Josh Wright, SR. More here.

Question: Did the game live up to your expectations?

Bubble: Nebraska Will Treat UI Fans Right

Bubblehead: Nebraska 45, Idaho 10. The Blackshirts are taking a while to come together due to the loss of two linebackers during the pre-season, but the pass defense is still pretty solid, and Idaho doesn’t seem to have much of a running game. I still think the Idaho can score 10 more points against the ‘Huskers than Pac 10 #2 Arizona did against them in the Holiday Bowl. Hopefully some U of I fans are able to make it to the game, and they can bring back some stories about how football fans are supposed to behave towards visitors.

Question: Care to predict the final score in the game between Nebraska and Idaho, which will begin early this morning? Or to comment on Bubblehead’s link that Nebraska knows how to treat visiting fans right? Do Vandal fans treat visitors right?

Enderle, Vandals To Face Nebraska

Although Enderle is from Nebraska, he expects little support from hostile partisan crowd. The Husker fans are overpowering. In 2009, Memorial Stadium packed an average 85,888 screaming fans in red and white in per game. Nothing less should be expected from this game with an already sold-out ticket stock, and Akey said to enjoy it — yelling, cussing and all. The Vandals know Nebraska is a strong opponent, but want to see where they can stand against them. Akey said all they can do is play as hard as they can, be proud of what they do and hope the scoreboard reflects it/Steven Devine, UI Argonaut. More here.

Question: Any predictions on the final score?

INW: UI’s Enderle Returns To Nebraska

In this 2009 AP file photo, Idaho quarterback Nathan Enderle passes over Washington linebacker Mason Foster during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Husky Stadium in Seattle. Enderle insists he won’t go into Saturday’s game against his home-state Nebraska Cornhuskers with an I’ll-show-them attitude. Enderle is from North Platte, 225 miles west of Lincoln on Interstate 80, and he said he lived and died with the Big Red as a kid. Story here. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)

HBO Poll: Sure, Let’s Play Nebraska

  • Tuesday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Online readers support Idaho’s game with No. 6 Nebraska, even though the Vandals could be exposed to serious injury. 154 of 190 voters (81.05%) supported the apparent mismatch this Saturday — and others against football powers in the future. Only 25 of 190 (13.16%) opposed the Vandals playing Top 10 football powers. 11 were undecided.
  • Today’s Poll: Should the University of Idaho law school be moved from Moscow to Boise (as suggested by the Twin Falls Times-News)?

Nebraska Provides UI $800K Payday

Later this week I’ll have a story on the financial ramifications of Idaho football’s scheduling. For now, though, here are a few details: The payout for Saturday’s Nebraska game, $800,000, is the largest the Vandals have ever received, according to athletic director Rob Spear. But the high mark won’t last long. Next year, UI is getting $850,000 to play at Texas A&M. And in 2012, LSU is paying the Vandals $950,000 to come to Baton Rouge. The previous high for a payout was $600,000 for the USC game in 2007 and Arizona in 2008, Spear said/Josh Wright, SR Sportslink.

Question: Is it in Idaho’s best interests to risk injuries to key players in a mismatch game with a powerhouse team like Nebraska, for an $800K payday (see today’s poll in lefthand rail, too)?

UI: Give Big And Go To Nebraska Game

A Facebook friend sent this message from the University of Idaho re: spare tickets to the Sept. 11 game in Nebraska: “In order to comply with Nebraska’s ticketing policies and to ensure an equitable distribution of tickets; awarding of this new allotment of seats will be based on your LIFETIME GIVING TO U of I ATHLETICS. Requests for orders will be placed in rank of LIFETIME GIVING TO U of I ATHLETICS and tickets will be awarded until the allotment runs out or orders are fulfilled. Orders that are filled will have their credit cards billed immediately. Tickets will be shipped upon receipt of allotment from Nebraska.” Complete UI ticket announcement here. H/T: Sharkey Harrison

Question: Should UI allot tickets to the Nebraska game on a “lifetime giving” basis? How many Vandal fans do you think will be willing to travel to Nebraska to see this 9-11 contest?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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