Huskies Clip Eagles to open 2011

Washington opened the 2011 season against the defending FCS National Champion Eastern Washington University Eagles at Husky Stadium on Saturday. They narrowly escaped with a 30-27 victory on a beautiful September afternoon. The 4:00 start time made for some tough lighting and shadows on the field but also some great late afternoon glow. A great way to start the season.

Washington QB Keith Price exits the tunnel through the fog.
Washington QB Keith Price exits the tunnel through the fog.
Washington FB Jonathan Amosa crosses the goal line for the first score of the game.
Washington FB Jonathan Amosa crosses the goal line for the first score of the game.
Eastern Washington QB Bo Levi Mitchell looks for a receiver while being tracked down by Hau'Oli Jamora
Eastern Washington QB Bo Levi Mitchell looks for a receiver while being tracked down by Hau'Oli Jamora
Washington QB Keith Price unloads a pass. Price ended up with 3 TDs on 102 yards passing.
Washington QB Keith Price unloads a pass. Price ended up with 3 TDs on 102 yards passing.
Washington WR James Johnson and Devin Aguilar celebrate after a Johnson TD catch
Washington WR James Johnson and Devin Aguilar celebrate after a Johnson TD catch
Washington RB Jessie Callier heads down field
Washington RB Jessie Callier heads down field
Washington WR Kevin Smith is brought down after a catch.
Washington WR Kevin Smith is brought down after a catch.
The Washington Defense swarms the EWU runner.
The Washington Defense swarms the EWU runner.
Washington QB Keith Price unloads a pass on the run.
Washington QB Keith Price unloads a pass on the run.
Eastern Washington QB Bo Levi Mitchell looks for an open receiver. Mitchell ended up with 473 Yards passing.
Eastern Washington QB Bo Levi Mitchell looks for an open receiver. Mitchell ended up with 473 Yards passing.
Eastern Washington QB Bo Levi Mitchell tries to escape the defense.
Eastern Washington QB Bo Levi Mitchell tries to escape the defense.
Chris Polk with the glow of the late afternoon sun.
Chris Polk with the glow of the late afternoon sun.
Eastern's Brandon Kaufman manages to haul in this pass with Desmond Trufant draped all over him.
Eastern's Brandon Kaufman manages to haul in this pass with Desmond Trufant draped all over him.
Eastern's WR Greg Herd with a TD catch late in the game.
Eastern's WR Greg Herd with a TD catch late in the game.
Washington QB Keith Price unloads a pass on the run.
Washington QB Keith Price unloads a pass on the run.
Washington RB Jessie Callier heads down field on a kickoff return
Washington RB Jessie Callier heads down field on a kickoff return
Washington QB Keith Price on the run.
Washington QB Keith Price on the run.
EWU's Mario Brown for a gain.
EWU's Mario Brown for a gain.
Washington CB Desmond Trufant makes a game saving interception with 29 seconds left in the game to preserve the win for the Huskies.
Washington CB Desmond Trufant makes a game saving interception with 29 seconds left in the game to preserve the win for the Huskies.
A happy Keith Price is victorious in his first start of the season.
A happy Keith Price is victorious in his first start of the season.
The Huskies sing along with the crowd the fight song after the win.
The Huskies sing along with the crowd the fight song after the win.
Chris Polk flashes the "W" to the crowd
Chris Polk flashes the "W" to the crowd
Husky Stadium enters it's final season in it's current configuration, The 250 million renovation with begin at the end of the season.
Husky Stadium enters it's final season in it's current configuration, The 250 million renovation with begin at the end of the season.

 

Author: Dave

Seattle-based sports photographer and Graphic Designer.