Huskers harass Wildcats in first Holiday Bowl shutout

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SAN DIEGO -- Zac Lee threw a 74-yard touchdown pass to Niles Paul in the third quarter to highlight No. 20 Nebraska's 33-0 rout against No. 22 Arizona on a rainy Wednesday night.

It marked the first shutout in the Holiday Bowl's 32-year history.

The coaches expected a defensive game, and the Huskers delivered, earning their first shutout in 46 bowl appearances.

AP College Football Player of the Year and Heisman finalist Ndamukong Suh had only three tackles, including one for a loss, but helped the Huskers harass Arizona quarterback Nick Foles all night.

Suh even went out for a pass early in the third quarter on second-and-4 from the Arizona 5, but Lee didn't throw his way.

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