The Huskies defeated Nebraska 19-7 in the Holiday Bowl and Washington was able to avenge their 56-21 loss to the Cornhuskers earlier in the year. This was UW's first Bowl victory since they beat Purdue 34-24 in the 2000 Rose Bowl. The Huskies were able to overcome a 3-6 start and end the season with three straight victories to become bowl eligible. Steve Sarkisian has the program headed in the right direction and making bowl appearances should quickly become the norm in Seattle.
Next season, the Huskies have to replace QB Jake Locker, but key players like RB Chris Polk (1,415 yards), WR Jermaine Kearse (1,005 yards and 12 TD's) and CB Desmond Trufant(48 tackles and 1 INT) will return next season. UW will face Nebraska next season for the third time in the span of one year when they travel to Lincoln on September 17th. Oregon, Stanford and Washington will be the top three teams in the Pac-12's North Division in 2011.