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Originally published Friday, September 17, 2010 at 6:26 PM

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Scouting report: Washington vs. Nebraska

Outcome of Nebraska-Washington game could be decided up front.

Nebraska (2-0); UW (1-1) Time: 12:30 p.m., Husky Stadium

TV: ABC. Radio: 950 AM. The line: Nebraska by 3.

The setup: One of the biggest names in college football comes to town, giving the Huskies a chance to get a signature victory in Steve Sarkisian's rebuilding project.

What to expect: Nebraska will do a bit of power-running football but also sprinkle in some of the Oregon-style zone read stuff, letting QB Taylor Martinez run. Defensively, Nebraska likes to put a lot of DBs on the field and utilize its bulk up front and speed in the back. The Huskies have to tackle well in the open field, and offensively get the running game going.

Injuries: UW — RB Deontae Cooper (knee), P Will Mahan (knee) out for the season; RB Johri Fogerson (hip) doubtful; LB Cort Dennison (ill), WR James Johnson (ankle) probable. Nebraska — RT Marcel Jones (back) questionable.

Upset possibility: Huskies not a big underdog despite Nebraska's lofty ranking, due in part to concerns over whether the Cornhuskers are ready to win a big nonconference road game with a redshirt freshman QB (Martinez) making his first start away from Lincoln. If UW can contain his running, force him to throw and take advantage of every offensive opportunity, a Huskies victory is more than possible.

Key matchup: Washington's OL vs. Nebraska's DL. Even without Ndamukong Suh, the Cornhuskers still are big and good up front. UW had trouble knocking BYU off the ball in Week 1 and is likely to reshuffle the line and start freshman Erik Kohler at left guard.

Prediction: Nebraska 23, Washington 16.

Bob Condotta

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