Huskies rally falls short at Nebraska

first_imgLINCOLN, Neb. — Washington kept coming back against Nebraska, but in the end the Huskies couldn’t overcome a flurry of bad breaks in the third quarter of their 51-38 loss to the 11th-ranked Cornhuskers.“I think we could’ve easily cashed it in there when the game was out of hand, and I thought our guys competed for four quarters,” Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said. “I’m proud of them for that. The reality of it is that we had a complete meltdown in the third quarter, where I think we lost our composure a bit and got rattled.”Nebraska (3-0) won the third meeting of the teams in 364 days. Nebraska won 56-21 in Seattle last September but lost 19-7 in a rematch at the Holiday Bowl.“It was like a regular game,” Huskies receiver Jermaine Kearse said. “They won one, we won one. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the last one but we have Pac-12 next week (against California).”The Huskies (2-1), who had their six-game winning streak ended, could have quit after big mistakes allowed Nebraska to quickly increase its 20-17 halftime lead to 34-17.last_img read more