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09.17.2010 / It is test time as the Huskers face their first road game against the Huskies. Posting by Greg Sharpe, The Voice of the Huskers.

It is time to hit the road. That is the phrase this week around the Nebraska Football Program as the Huskers get ready to travel to Seattle to face the Washington Huskies. NU has rolled their first two opponents and now will face a rebuilding Pac 10 team in Washington.

"NU has rolled their first two opponents and now will face a rebuilding Pac 10 team in Washington."

Last week was an odd game. The Big Red had a dominant second quarter outscoring Idaho 28-3. In that quarter the Blackshirts flexed their muscles scoring twice on interception returns. That bodes well for this week as the Huskers face one of the nation’s best quarterbacks in Jake Locker. Many NFL scouts list Locker as the top quarterback available in next April’s NFL Draft. So far this season Locker has completed 60% of his passes and has thrown five touchdowns without an interception. The Huskies also have a running back in Chris Polk who is averaging over 100 yards per game. Of the early season games for the Big Red this will be the most challenging offenses that NU will face.

Defensively UW has been okay in their first two games against BYU and Syracuse. They are surrendering 372 yards per game and the first two opponents have each rushed for over 100 yards. That should bode well for NU’s offense which has been electric on the ground. Taylor Martinez has brought another gear to the Husker Offense and he will cause problems for UW on Saturday. You can expect the Huskies to force Nebraska and Martinez to beat them with the pass.

If Nebraska can stay away from turnovers this should be a road win for Nebraska against a team picked in the middle of the Pac 10 race.

Go Big Red!

Do you think the Huskers can handle Jake Locker and the Washington offense? What’s your prediction on the score? Come on Huskers fans, let us know what you think.

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