Dawgs go Bowling after Apple Cup thriller!

I made the trip over to Pullman this weekend for the Apple Cup. Winter was in full swing as game time temps were in the mid 20’s but a near packed house at Martin Stadium didn’t seem to mind and took advantage of the snow that fell most of the week by pelting the field with snow balls. This year’s game had something riding on it other than being a rivalry game, a Husky win would mean a bowl game for the first time in several years. The Huskies managed to get past a much improved Cougar team 35-28 and earned themselves the Apple Cup trophy and a trip to San Diego for the Holiday Bowl!

Cougar fans getting ready for the game
Cougar fans getting ready for the game
Coug fan saluting the Dawgs
Coug fan saluting the Dawgs
Chris Polk fights off a tackler. Polk finish a huge night with 294 yards and 2 TDs
Chris Polk fights off a tackler. Polk finish a huge night with 294 yards and 2 TDs
Daniel Blackledge dives in for a Cougar touchdown in the third quarter.
Daniel Blackledge dives in for a Cougar touchdown in the third quarter.
D'Andre Goodwin makes a dash to the goal line after a catch
D'Andre Goodwin makes a dash to the goal line after a catch
Jermaine Kearse lunges for a few extra yards
Jermaine Kearse lunges for a few extra yards
Jake gets off a pass as Alex Hoffman-Ellis closes in
Jake gets off a pass as Alex Hoffman-Ellis closes in
Jake scrambling away from the Cougar defense
Jake scrambling away from the Cougar defense
Chris Polk busts through
Chris Polk busts through
Jeff Tuel and Jarred Karstetter celebrate after connecting for a touchdown.
Jeff Tuel and Jarred Karstetter celebrate after connecting for a touchdown.
Jeff Tuel gets off a pass past the stretch of Everette Thompson. Tuel finished with 298 yards and 3 TD.
Jeff Tuel gets off a pass past the stretch of Everette Thompson. Tuel finished with 298 yards and 3 TD.
Jermaine Kearse breaks away with a 66 Yd Pass From Jake Locker for a score
Jermaine Kearse breaks away with a 66 Yd Pass From Jake Locker for a score
James Montgomery is brought down by Cort Dennison
James Montgomery is brought down by Cort Dennison
Jermaine Kearse and Deone Bucannon fight over a tipped ball
Jermaine Kearse and Deone Bucannon fight over a tipped ball
Chris Polk
Chris Polk
Coach Sark telling the refs that it is 4th down
Coach Sark telling the refs that it is 4th down
Jake scrambles for the sideline
Jake scrambles for the sideline
Jake salutes the Husky fans in the crowd after a score
Jake salutes the Husky fans in the crowd after a score
Jermaine Kearse after catching the game winning touchdown with 44 seconds left
Jermaine Kearse after catching the game winning touchdown with 44 seconds left
Chris Polk plays around with the Cougar fans as the clock ticks down
Chris Polk plays around with the Cougar fans as the clock ticks down
Scott Locker (Jake's Dad) was all smiles after this one!
Scott Locker (Jake's Dad) was all smiles after this one!
Washington Governor Christine Gregoire presents the Apple Cup trophy to Coach Sarkisian
Washington Governor Christine Gregoire presents the Apple Cup trophy to Coach Sarkisian
Apple Cup Trophy
Apple Cup Trophy

Bruins Blacked Out

Jake Locker said goodbye to Husky Stadium in style leading the Huskies to a 24-7 victory over UCLA Thursday night. The Huskies came out in all black uniforms as part of the university’s “Black out” campaign. The crowd got one last chance to see seniors Jake Locker and Mason Foster, but it was Chris Polk that had the big night finishing with 138 yards and a score.

Jake gets ready to hit the field for warmups
Jake gets ready to hit the field for warmups
Jake Locker gets introduced to the crowd for his last game at Husky Stadium
Jake Locker gets introduced to the crowd for his last game at Husky Stadium
Mason Foster gets introduced for his last game at Husky Stadium
Mason Foster gets introduced for his last game at Husky Stadium
Johnathan Franklin gets wrapped up by the Husky Defense
Johnathan Franklin gets wrapped up by the Husky Defense
Johnathan Franklin breaks away for the Bruin's only score of the evening
Johnathan Franklin breaks away for the Bruin's only score of the evening
Jake gets the play in the huddle
Jake gets the play in the huddle
UCLA QB Richard Brehaut gets sacked by Everette Thompson
UCLA QB Richard Brehaut gets sacked by Everette Thompson
Cort Dennison lets out a scream after an interception
Cort Dennison lets out a scream after an interception
Chris Polk finds a hole in the Bruin Defense
Chris Polk finds a hole in the Bruin Defense
Mason Foster and Cort Dennison stop Johnathan Franklin right in his tracks
Mason Foster and Cort Dennison stop Johnathan Franklin right in his tracks
Chris Polk
Chris Polk
Malcolm Jones tries to bust through the line
Malcolm Jones tries to bust through the line
Jessie Callier had a great night for the Dawgs finishing with 107 yards on 10 carries
Jessie Callier had a great night for the Dawgs finishing with 107 yards on 10 carries
Jake Locker unloads a pass
Jake Locker unloads a pass
Husky CB Quinton Richardson takes back this interception for a touchdown
Husky CB Quinton Richardson takes back this interception for a touchdown
Erik Folk drills a 27 yard fieldgoal
Erik Folk drills a 27 yard field goal
Jessie Callier
Jessie Callier
Chris Polk dashes in for a touchdown
Chris Polk dashes in for a touchdown
Coach Sark pulls Jake Locker out of the game on the last drive so the home crowd could give him the ovation he deserves
Coach Sark pulls Jake Locker out of the game on the last drive so the home crowd could give him the ovation he deserves
Jake heads into the tunnel for the last time
Jake heads into the tunnel for the last time
Mason Foster also leaves the field for the last time at home
Mason Foster also leaves the field for the last time at home

Orange Juiced

Well, I’ve been waiting for several month for this, but It’s finally here. FOOTBALL SEASON!! Washington opened it’s home season against the Syracuse Orange this last Saturday at Husky Stadium. The Day marked the 9th Anniversary of 9/11. The Huskies started off slow, but then the offense started clicking and they rolled to a 41-20 win. Jermaine Kearse had a big day with 3 touchdowns from Jake Locker.

Washington DT Simone Potoa'e leads the team out of the tunnel on the anniversary of 9/11
Washington DT Simone Potoa'e leads the team out of the tunnel on the anniversary of 9/11
Jermaine Kearse tries to break away from a defender. He finished the day with 3 touchdowns.
Jermaine Kearse tries to break away from a defender. He finished the day with 3 touchdowns.
Chris Polk tries to get around the Orange defense
Chris Polk tries to get around the Orange defense
FB Austin Sylvester gets uprooted trying to get to the goal line
FB Austin Sylvester gets uprooted trying to get to the goal line
Chris Polk throws up a "W" after a touchdown
Chris Polk throws up a "W" after a touchdown
Cort Dennison tries to haul down Syracuse's Delone Carter.
Cort Dennison tries to haul down Syracuse's Delone Carter.
Jake Locker unloads a pass
Jake Locker unloads a pass
Chris Polk cuts thru the Orange D
Chris Polk cuts thru the Orange D
Syracuse coughs up the ball but nobody has found it yet.
Syracuse coughs up the ball but nobody has found it yet.
Jake Locker finds a receiver downfield
Jake Locker finds a receiver downfield
Chris Polk gets uprooted by the Orange
Chris Polk gets uprooted by the Orange
Jake Locker gets a pass off just as he gets hit by Max Suter
Jake Locker gets a pass off just as he gets hit by Max Suter
Chris Polk tries to shed off Shamarko Thomas
Chris Polk tries to shed off Shamarko Thomas
Jake Locker scrambles away from Syracuse's Chandler Jones
Jake Locker scrambles away from Syracuse's Chandler Jones
Orange QB Ryan Nassib scrambles away from the Washington Defense to get a pass off
Orange QB Ryan Nassib scrambles away from the Washington Defense to get a pass off
Jermaine Kearse breaks away for one of his 3 TD's on the day
Jermaine Kearse breaks away for one of his 3 TD's on the day
Chris Polk breaks away from the last defender for a long TD run
Chris Polk breaks away from the last defender for a long TD run
Jake Locker and Ryan Nassib congratulate each other after the game
Jake Locker and Ryan Nassib congratulate each other after the game