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What You Need to Know About the Washington Huskies

By Huskerlocker @huskerlocker

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To ensure that Husker fans know the necessities of all upcoming opponents, every week Husker Locker will be previewing Nebraska’s upcoming foe. This week: The Washington Huskies
Washington Basics:
Conference: Pac-12
Stadium: Husky Stadium (72,500 capacity)
Head Coach: Steve Sarkisian (14-13 at Washington)
2010 Season: 7-6 (Defeated Nebraska 19-7 in the Holiday Bowl)
Last Week: Defeated Hawaii 40-32
How many times is Nebraska going to play these guys?
Consider this weekend’s game the rubber match for the calendar year. The Huskers won't see Washington again until at least the 2017-2018 season barring another bowl game meeting.
Has Washington ever defeated Nebraska in Lincoln?
In 1991, the No. 4 Huskies defeated No. 9 Nebraska 36-21. Washington would go on to split the national championship with Miami (FL).
Did You Know?
Nebraska and Washington have met nine times with a series record of 4-4-1. Both teams were in the top 12 on four occasions.
Before he got into coaching, Washington’s Steve Sarkisian played quarterback in college. He transferred from El Camino College to BYU and had a brief stint in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Three current Huskers had offers from Washington (Eric Martin, Dijon Washington, Todd Peat, Jr.)
Washington Players to Watch
QB Keith Price (Last week: 18-of-25 passing for 315 yards, four TDs and one INT)
RB Chris Polk (Last Week: 22 rushes for 107 yards (4.9 YPC) and one TD)
WR Devin Aguilar (Last Week: 5 catches for 131 yards and one TD)
DE Everette Thompson (Last Week: 3 tackles (2 solo), 1 TFL, 1 SCK, 2 blocked kicks)
LB Cort Dennison (Last Week: 12 tackles (2 solo), 1 FF)
DB Desmond Trufant (Younger brother of Seattle Seahawks’ Marcus Trufant; Last Week: 4 tackles (all solo), 1 INT, 1 PBU)
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