After their upset win over Southern California two weeks ago, everyone with Washington's program preached this year would be different, that they wouldn't follow an important victory with a flop.
Every Nebraska fan and probably most of the players were wondering how Taylor Martinez would do in his first road start as the Cornhuskers' quarterback.
So much for all the fuss around Washington about having to play in the breath-zapping elevation at Brigham Young.
The roads around Jake Locker's hometown are perfect for getting lost, perfect for wandering aimlessly with no feeling of being rushed, where any traffic is likely to be some type of truck hauling farm equipment or a semi headed to the nearby aluminum plant.
For years people in the Pac-10 _ from players to fans _ have complained about a lack of recognition and a so-called East Coast bias that caused the conference to be under-appreciated nationally.