This is a rare bowl rematch and not too many Nebraska fans can be too excited about this matchup since Nebraska beat 56-21 back on Sept. 18th. They were only a field goal away from going to the Fiesta Bowl, but instead of going there or even going to the Cotton or Alamo Bowl they ended up in the Holiday Bowl. There could be some tinkering going on in the Big 12 offices that did not want to award a team that is leaving their league for the Big 10 next year.
Jake Locker lost a lot of his shine after being the coveted quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft, but he has fallen off the map with a poor season. However, tonight Locker gets a chance at redemption to increase his draft stock which will be tough since this Nebraska defense is chalk full of NFL prospects lead by corner back Prince Amukamara.
This is one of four games that has a team as a double digit favorite as Nebraska is a 13.5 favorite over Washington. Now onto the predictions for the game.
Rivals - The Rivals writers go for the clean sweep by going with Nebraska in this game. Yahoo users have spoken with Nebraska being chosen by 95 percent of the users in the Pick'em game, and only the Fiesta Bowl has a larger percentage as Oklahoma is picked by 96 percent of the users.
CBS Sports - Four of the five writers select Washington with only Adam Jacobi taking a chance with Washington.
USA Today - Seven of the eight writers go with Nebraska.
Fanhouse - Brett McMurphy makes his picks by the spread and takes a chance and picks Washington to cover the spread.
AccuScore - The computer takes has Nebraska winning 83 percent of the time and with an average score of 33.7 to 16.9.
ESPN Bloggers - Pac-10 blogger Ted Miller goes with Nebraska in another blowout with Nebraska winning 41-24 while the Big 12 blogger David Ubben also takes Nebraska to beat Washington again.
The Holiday Bowl kicks off at 8 p.m. (MT) on ESPN at Qualcomm Stadium.