September 17, 2011 in Sports

Nebraska outscores Huskies 51-38

Associated Press
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Nebraska’s Mathew May (36) recovers a fumbled kick return on the one yard line by Washington’s Bishop Sankey (25) during the second half of their NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in Lincoln, Neb.
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LINCOLN, Neb. — Taylor Martinez threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third, and No. 11 Nebraska held off Washington for a wild 51-38 victory on Saturday.

Martinez looked to have put away the Huskies with his 6-yard TD run, but Keith Price passed 52 yards to James Johnson for his fourth TD toss to make it a 13-point game with 4:27 left.

Nebraska (3-0) won the third meeting of the teams in 364 days. Nebraska won in Seattle last September but lost in a rematch at the Holiday Bowl.

The Huskies (2-1) had their six-game winning streak ended.

Washington’s Chris Polk ran for 130 yards. Nebraska’s Rex Burkhead had 120 yards rushing.

Price was 21 of 37 for 274 yards.

Nebraska has scored at least 40 points in each of its first three games for the first time since the 1995 national championship season.

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