Huskies Set To Renew Football Series Vs. Nebraska
July 28, 2006
SEATTLE - Washington and Nebraska have agreed to a two-game, home-and-home football series in 2010 and 2011, Husky athletics director Todd Turner announced today.
The Huskies and Cornhuskers have squared off in some of the most memorable games in modern UW football history, including benchmark Washington wins over the Huskers in both 1991 and 1992.
'We're happy that we can continue to schedule games against opponents like Nebraska,' Turner said. 'As with our games against Oklahoma, Ohio State and Notre Dame the next few seasons, we are looking forward to our football team competing against opponents with traditional histories of success. Having had a nationally-prominent program at UW for a long time, our fans certainly deserve to see the Huskies play against some of the top teams throughout the nation on an annual basis..'
The first of the two games will take place at Husky Stadium on Sept. 18, 2010. The following Sept. 17, the UW will travel to Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.
Washington and Nebraska have played one another seven times and the series is currently deadlocked at three wins and one tie each. In 1925 in Lincoln, the teams played to a 6-6 draw. The following year in Seattle, Washington won, 10-6. In 1967, Nebraska picked up its first win in the series with a 17-7 win at Husky Stadium.
In 1991, perhaps the Huskies' biggest win on the way to the national championship was a 36-21 over ninth-ranked Nebraska in Memorial Stadium. The following season, at Husky Stadium, a second-ranked UW team beat No. 12 Nebraska, 29-14, in a game recalled by many as one of the loudest in Husky Stadium history.
The Cornhuskers won the last two meetings, taking a 27-14 win from Husky Stadium in 1997 and a 55-7 victory at Lincoln in 1998.
The 2006 Huskies open fall camp on August 8 and kick off the upcoming season against San Jose State, Sept. 2 at Husky Stadium.