Few people gave the WSU Cougars who had yet to win a Pac-12 game much of a chance to knock off the 25th ranked Huskies Saturday in Pullman, but that’s just what they did. The Huskies had a comfortable lead in the 4th quarter but the Cougars stormed back with 18 unanswered points to push the game to overtime. The Huskies turned the ball over on their attempt and the Cougars jumped on that mistake with a field goal to seal the 31-28 victory. The crowd poured onto the field as the Cougars hoisted the Apple Cup trophy high.
Tracy Clark (27) is ready to things started!
Ioane Gauta gets congratulated for a first quarter sack.
Dominique Williams drags Sean Parker for a few yards after the catch.
Teondray Caldwell tries to get to the outside.
QB Jeff Tuel talks with Mike Leach about the play.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins hauls in a touchdown pass over Cyrus Coen.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins lands in the end zone with his TD grab.
Brett Bartolone tries to reach for the goal line but is stopped short.
Carl Winston powers in to the end zone for the first of his touchdowns.
Keith Price sacked by Deone Bucannon for a loss
Keith Price gets a pass off under pressure.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins gets yards after the catch.
Bishop Sankey rushes for a 2 yard touchdown.
Coach Sarkisian applauds Sankey’s effort.
Travis Feeney comes down with an interception that was tipped high off the receiver’s hands.
Bishop Sankey gets inside the pylon for another touchdown.
Keith Price gets a pass off to the outside.
Marcus Mason gets hauled down by his face mask. The penalty put the ball on the one yard line.
Carl Winston would score on the next play.
Isiah Myers takes this pass for 29 yards.
Dominique Williams has Marcus Peterson his back for a pass interference call.
Williams watches the ball after the penalty
Demond Trufant does not agree.
Butch works the crowd.
Gino Simone gets brought down by John Timu.
Kristoff Williams tries to get away from Shaq Thompson.
The Cougars react after tying the game at 28 late in the 4th quarter.
Bishop Sankey gets pulled down by Deone Bucannon.
Travis Coons tries a 35 yard field goal…
…but it is wide right.
The two QBs congratulate each other during the coin toss for overtime.
The first pass of the OT was intercepted by Kalafitoni Pole and almost returned for a TD.
Pass complete to Dominique Williams for 6 yards to the Wash 19.
Pass completed to Brett Bartolone for 10 yards to the Wash 9.
Andrew Furney boots the winner.
Andrew Furney connects on a 27 yard field goal.
The Cougars pull off the huge upset over the Dawgs.
The crowd swarms the field.
The crowd swarms the field.
The crowd swarms the field.
Coach Mike Leach addresses the crowd before the trophy presentation.
Leach hold the jersey of Senior Travis Long who was injured and had to sit out his first game of his career after starting for the past 4 years. The team dedicated the game to him.
Butch works the crowd.
Tracy Clark kisses the trophy.
Senior Wade Jacobson celebrates with the crowd.
Senior QB Jeff Tuel raises the trophy high.
The Seniors end their careers on a high note.
It was a rainy and windy night as the 7th ranked and undefeated Oregon State Beavers came into town against a Washington squad riding a three game losing streak. The Dawgs stepped up on defense picking off the Beavers 4 times and the offense scored just enough to squeak out a 20-17 win at CenturyLink Field in front of over 60,000, most of who spilled onto the field after the game.
Washington’s Keith Price leaps as throws over the OSU defenders.
Bishop Sankey busts through the line and looks for more yards.
Jaydon Mickens can’t hang to this pass.
Beavers RB Storm Woods tries to break free from the grasp of John Timu.
Sean Parker holds up the ball after making an interception in the end zone.
Keith Price rolls out to throw.
OSU’s Marcus Wheaton lays motionless on the ground after a big hit.
Wheaton was helped to the bench and did not return to the game.
Bishop Sankey takes the ball and heads up field.
Keith Price lets go of a pass.
Kendyl Taylor tries to avoid Castro Masaniai.
Coach Sarkisian send a play in to Keith Price.
Beavers QB Sean Mannion gets wrapped up be Shaq Thompson.
Sean Mannion gets a pass off through the outstretched arms of Husky defenders.
Brandin Cooks points to the sky after a scoring on a 54 yard pass.
Richard Mullaney goes up high for this reception.
Keith price gets this pass off under pressure while the referee throws a penalty flag in the background.
Keith Price reacts to a interception for a touchdown being called back due to a penalty.
Sean Mannion threw 4 interceptions this game…
… Like this one to Marcus Peters.
Keith Price celebrates with Bishop Sankey after Sankey’s score in the fourth quarter.
The teams lined up for a kick.
Richard Mullaney tries to break free from the grasp of Shaq Thompson.
This touchdown to Connor Hamlett ties the game up with just under 5 minutes left, but that is as close as the Beavers would get.
Kasen Williams gets up high to pull in this pass.
Keith Price under pressure and tries to break free.
On the Beavers’ final drive, backup QB Cody Vaz gets dropped by Danny Shelton.
After the final kneel down, Keith Price is surrounded by fans that stormed the field.
The stands emptied out on to the field after knock off the 7th ranked Beavers.
Sean Parker gets congratulated by teammate Antavius Sims.
I made the trip down to Eugene this past weekend to shoot the Oregon – Washington game Saturday night. The Ducks pretty much had their way on offense with Marcus Mariota throwing 4 touchdowns but the defense came up big as well forcing five turnovers on their way to a 52-21 win over Washington.
De’Anthony Thomas sprints back a kickoff return.
This pass intended for Oregon’s Will Murphy was tipped up into the waiting hands of Shaq Thompson for an interception.
Coach Sark questions the official about a non-call.
Ducks QB Marcus Mariota zips a pass out to a receiver.
Oregon RB Kenjon Barner looks for a hole in the Huskies defense.
De’Anthony Thomas gets past Sammie Parker’s dive on his way to a score.
The Oregon Duck works the crowd after doing his pushups after the score.
Huskies WR Jaydon Mickens breaks free of Ifo Ekpre-Olomu for yards after the catch.
Huskies QB Keith Price scrambles away from the Duck defenders.
Keith Price fakes the pitch and keeps it for a run which resulted in a fumble.
Oregon’s Josh Huff lands in the end zone after diving in for a score.
Huskies WR Jaydon Mickens was penalized on this kick return for grabbing the face mask of Troy Hill.
Keith Price calls the play at the line.
Oregon coach Chip Kelly tries to get a message in to his team.
Oregon RB Kenjon Barner looks for a hole in the Huskies defense.
Huskies RB Bishop Sankey gets swallowed up by the Duck D.
Ducks QB Marcus Mariota stiff arms Shaq Thompson on this run.
The crowd sings along to “Shout!”
Coach Sark wants an explanation on a questionable call.
The Oregon defense gangs up on Bishop Sankey.
Kendyl Taylor gets to the outside for a gain.
Keith Price kept on his teammates to stay positive.
Huskies RB Bishop Sankey breaks away on his way to the end zone…
…and busts in for a score.
Coach Sarkisian leaving the field after the loss to the Ducks.
*Extra* I tried the new iPhone panorama feature to get a look inside Autzen Stadium. Pretty cool! Click for larger.
The number 8 ranked Stanford Cardinal visited the Washington Huskies for an ESPN Thursday night game in Seattle and got a rude wakeup call from the home team getting upset 17-13 in front of almost 56,000 at CenturyLink Field. The much improved Huskies defense set the tone for the game playing very physical and knocking the Cardinal around. The Offense kept it close and had two long scoring plays that were the difference. The crowd dressed all in black for the game stormed the field in celebration after the upset.
Coach Sark and his team get ready to take the field
Husky QB Keith Price unloads a pass.
Washington WR Kasen Williams pulls in a pass with heavy coverage for a big gain.
Washington WR Kasen Williams juggles the reception a bit but still pulls it in.
The Huskies Defense set the tone for the game swarming the Cardinal on the ball.
Husky TB Bishop Sankey had a big day with 144 yards and a TD.
Kasen Williams breaks free of the grasp of the Cardinal defender.
Stanford’s Stepfan Taylor gets swarmed by two Huskies.
Keith Price gets off the pass before Ken Gardner can reach him.
Coach Sark sends in the play to how QB.
Coach David Shaw talks to the officials about a push-off call.
Keith Price rolls out to avoid pressure.
For the final play of the 3rd quarter, the Huskies needed a 4th and one, Bishop Sankey busted through the line and took off for a 61 yard score.
Sankey shakes the last defender on his way to the end zone.
John Timu hauls down Cardinal QB Josh Nunes
Austin Seferian-Jenkins tries to haul in the pass late in the game.
Kasen Williams lets out a roar after scoring the touchdown that put the Huskies ahead to stay.
The crowd storms the field after the Huskies knock off the No. 8 team in the country (in the center, front is former Husky and current Philadelphia 76er B-Ball player Spencer Hawes).
Husky WR Kevin Smith sports some shades and celebrates with the crowd.
*Extra* The remote overhead field camera with a beautiful sunset behind it.
The Huskies took out their frustration of getting pummeled by LSU last week on Portland State of the Big Sky Conference by easily handling them 52-13. The Huskies put up 45 points in the first half lead by 3 Keith Price touchdowns and a tough defense. Most of the starters sat the second half giving the second string guys some valuable playing time.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins gets the crowd hyped up during introductions.
Keith Price unloads a pass in the first half. He only played about held of the game and still had 181 yards and 3 TD.
This pass in the end zone is just off the fingertips of Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
Bishop Sankey let the way with 103 yards and 2 TD.
Marvin Hall gets free on a kick return
Portland State QB Kieran McDonagh rolls out looking for a receiver.
Keith Price rolls out looking for an open receiver.
Safety Sean Parker gets a first down on a trick field goal attempt.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins puts out a stiff-arm to keep the Viking defenders away.
Nosetackle Danny Shelton gets his hands up trying to block the pass attempt.
Tre Watson and Anthony Gobern merge on the Viking ball carrier for the tackle.
Josh Shirley (22) points to the end zone as Marcus Peters (21) returns an interception for a TD.
Bishop Sankey aims for the corner on his way to the end zone.
Keith Price lofts a pass to the enzone…
…that was caught by Kasen Williams for a TD.
Dubs leads the team out on the field for the second half.
Keith Price was all smiles after Washington put up 45 points in the first half and he was able to watch most of the second half.
Dezden Petty is brought down by Viking defenders.
Kasen Williams breaks free for yards after the catch.
Dezden Petty gets some open field.
Kieran McDonagh unloads a pass in the second half. He ended up with 178 yards and a TD.
Andrew Godinet tries to hang on to a tipped ball for an interception.
DJ Adams puts a stiff-arm on to Anthony Gobern.
After the game, the team sings the fight sone with the band.
A much improved Husky defense debuted Saturday evening forcing 3 turnovers, 4 sacks and a fumble recovered for a TD. The Huskies scored early and held on for a 21-12 win over San Diego State.
The megaphones are all lined up ready for the game.
A beautiful evening in the Huskies temporary home CenturyLink Field
Kasen Williams with yards after the catch. He finished the evening with 6 catches for 75 yards and a TD.
Aztec QB Ryan Katz scrambles looking for a receiver.
Kasen Williams gets past one last defender for his first quarter TD.
Ryan Katz gets hauled down by UW’s Josh Shirley
The Husky defense was much improved over last year’s squad.
Bishop Sankey lead all the rushers with 22 carries, 66 yards and a TD.
SDSU’s Colin Lockett tries to shake Tre Watson.
Husky QB Keith Price throws a quick slant to Kendyl Taylor.
Keith Price scrambles to look for an open receiver.
Kasen Williams hauls in an apparent TD, but it was ruled offensive pass interference.
Husky Saftey Will Shamburger scoops up an Aztec fumble …
… and returns it 44 Yards for a TD.
John Timu and another defender congratulate Travis Freeney (middle) after stripping and recovering a fumble.
Shaq Thompson tells the D to get ready for the 4th quarter.
Coach Steve Sarkisian wants an answer, NOW!
Aztec RB Dwayne Garrett cuts through the defense.
Coach Sark sends a play to his QB.
Bishop Sankey fumbles the ball lat in a drive that was recovered by the Aztecs.
Ryan Katz looks for the end zone but was stopped short.
A victorious Keith Price jogs off the field after the game.
It’s that time of year again when all of the football preview magazines start hitting the shelves. and like every other year, Lindy’s continues to put out the best books available. They have great writing and the best use of photos of any of the others out there. Here are 3 covers that I have photos on this year.
Lindy’s Covers 2012
Here is a selection of some of my favorite shots from the 2011 football season. Hope you enjoy!
Saturday was the 104th Apple cup between Washington and Washington State. The Huskies have owned this series the past few years and it continued here with a 38-21 victory over the Cougars. The game was played at CenturyLink Field, which will be the Huskies downtown home for the next year.
Harry and the Cheerleaders stand during the National Anthem.
Coach Sarkisian leads his team out on the field.
Marquess Wilson stretches for the first down marker.
Jessie Calier celebrates after returning a blocked punt for a touchdown.
WSU QB Marshall Lobbestael gets an earful from his coaches after a bad series.
Chris Polk busts through the Cougar defense.
Husky WR Kasen Williams hauls in a touchdown pass in the first quarter.
Jermaine Kearse lays out Nolan Washington with a stiff-arm after a catch.
WSU's Travis Long leaps over Chris Polk trying to get to Keith Price.
Marquess Wilson goes for some yards after the catch.
Jared Karstetter hauls in a touchdown.
A gang of Cougars converge to bring down Chris Polk.
Keith Price rolls out to pass.
Keith Price gets off this pass just in time with pressure from Travis Long.
Alex Hoffman-Ellis lets out a roar after a defensive stop.
UW's Everette Thompson and Danny Shelton sandwich Marshall Lobbestael.
Marquess Wilson slips this last tackle by Cort Dennison to go in for a score.
Keith Price grimaces as he is sacked.
WSU RB Rickey Galvin looks for a hole in the Husky defense.
Desmond Trufant knocks this pass away from Marquess Wilson and it was picked off by Sean Parker.
A hole opens up for Chris Polk.
Chris Polk eyes the defender as he goes for the goal line.
Polk lunges for the line but was ruled down at the one. He would score on the next play.
Marshall Lobbestael throws on the run.
The Coaches exchange a handshake after the game.
Washington Governor Christine Gregoire holds the Apple Cup trophy to present to the Huskies.
The Huskies hold the trophy high after their victory.
Senior kicker Erik Folk raises the trophy.
Coach Sarkisian with the Apple Cup trophy.
The Huskies acknowledge the crowd with the trophy.
Sean Parker takes the trophy to the locker room.
Since last Saturday was the final game ever played at Husky Stadium in it’s current configuration I dug up some shots that I have taken of the stadium throughout this season including some shots that most people wouldn’t normally get to see. The Huskies will play their game next year at CenturyLink Field downtown where the Seahawks and Sounders play. They will move into their new digs in 2013. You can see more about the renovation here.
The north stands during the Cal game.
Another angle of the north stands with some great clouds.
Looking east at the scoreboard.
The south stands with the press box and Dubs relaxing before the game.
The South stands under a perfect fall sky.
View of the field from the press box before the Arizona game. You can see the purple line around the field showing where the stands will start with the remodel.
In the tunnel, you will see plaques from past bowl games lining the wall. This shot shows the 1991 National Champions.
More bowl game plaques.
Last of the plaques, heading towards the field.
More shots from the tunnel.
This is the long tunnel leading to the field.
This is where they gather before they run onto the field.
Heading out of the tunnel to the field.
The phone the the refs use to talk to the booth for instant replay reviews.
The TV crew adjusting the remote over the field camera during halftime of the Oregon game.
Final shot of the scoreboard with the final score.
Last look back on the field heading out after the final game.
Last look back. See you in 2013!
There was a lot of fanfare going on Saturday for the final game at Husky Stadium (separate post coming on that soon) as the Huskies hosted the 8th ranked Ducks. But Oregon made the night all theirs by scoring early and often and beating the Huskies 34-17 in front of a packed house.
Coach Sark and Coach Kelly talk before the game.
Jermaine Kearse gets introduced for Senior night.
Andrew Hudson comes up with a Duck fumble.
Excuse me sir, I think you dropped something.
Coach Chip Kelly takes the penalty yardage.
QB Keith Price shoots a pass out to Chris Polk.
Ducks WR Lavasier Tuinei looks out for a defender after the catch.
Chris Polk looks for a hole in the line.
Jermaine Kearse tries to break free from the grasp of Avery Patterson.
Oregon's David Paulson hauls in a second quarter touchdown.
Keith Price gets brought down for a sack.
Keith Price gets airborne for this pass over a fallen defender.
Keith Price is brought down by a duo of Ducks.
Keith Price dives for the pylon but was called down at the one yard line.
On the next play, he hit Michael Hartvigson for a TD. Here he celebrates with Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
Ducks QB Darron Thomas unloads a pass.
Keith Price rolls out looking for a receiver.
Oregon's Josh Huff heads up field on a kickoff return.
De'Anthony Thomas celebrates with teammates after a score.
LaMichael James looking for a hole in the defense.
David Paulson hauls in a pass over the middle and makes a good gain after the catch.
Oregon's Kenjon Barner slips out of the grasp of Princeton Fuimaono.
LaMichael James flips over after dropping a pass.
LaMichael James looks to bust through the Huskies Defense.
Keith Price lays on the turf after a hard hit. He had to leave the game for a play.
Just long enough for Nick Montana to come in an throw a 53-yard completion.
Price floats a perfect pass in to the endzone…
…but it is dropped by Kevin Smith
The two best backs in the Pac-12 give each other props after the game.
Keith Price and Darron Thomas hug after the game.
Chris Polk had a monster game against Arizona with 144 yards rushing and 5 touchdowns in a 42-31 victory over the Wildcats. With the 6th victory of the season, the Huskies became bowl eligible for the second year in a row.
Chris Polk busts through for one of his 5 touchdowns on the night
Huskies ready to go.
One of the controversial calls of the game was this pass to Michael Hartvigson that was ruled incomplete even though he took three steps with the ball and the ground knocked the ball out.
Coach Sarkisian pleads his case about the call.
Washington QB Keith Price wants to know the scoop too.
James Johnson tries to stiff-arm Cortez Johnson…
…then things get a little grabby.
Throw your dubs up!
Arizona's Dan Buckner appears to have this catch, but the ball was knocked away by Desmond Trufant.
Keith Price and Chris Polk celebrate after one of Polk's 5 TDs.
Keith Price lets out lets out a yell after a false start on the one yard line.
UofA's David Douglas tries to break free from Cort Dennison.
Coach gets the play in to his QB.
Price is sacked hard but manages to hang on to the ball.
Chris Polk looks for a hole.
Kevin Smith leaps over the defense on this kick return.
Wildcat's SS Robert Golden picked off a tipped pass…
…and took it back 91 yards for a Touchdown.
Chris Polk busts through the line.
Robert Golden tries to bring sown Jermaine Kearse.
Keith Price scrambles for good yardage.
Polk breaking free of the defense.
Kasen Williams takes the defense for a ride after a reception.
Nick Foles and Keith Price talk after the game.
Chris Polk gets congrats from a young fan after his monster game.
The Colorado Buffaloes got another rude welcome to the PAC-12 on Saturday as they came into Seattle and got handed a lopsided 52-24 loss by the Huskies. Keith Price had another impressive afternoon with 4 more touchdowns, each to a different receiver, and 257 yards. The game was well in hand and red-shirt freshman Nick Montana get his debut in front of the home fans. Unfortunately, he fumbled the ball away the first time he touched it, but the team regrouped and scored on the next drive.
Huskies WR James Johnson hauls in a pass near the sideline on the opening drive of the game.
Jessie Callier looks for daylight on this run.
James Johnson and Jermaine Kearse celebrate Kearse's touchdown on the opening drive of the game.
Keith Price looks for a receiver as he runs from the Buffaloes defense.
Husky WR Kevin Smith runs on a reverse for the second TD of the game.
DE Everette Thompson has his eyes on Colorado QB Tyler Hansen
Colorado defenders converge on Devin Aguilar.
Chris Polk tries to break free for a gain.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins hauls in a TD pass.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins trots back to the bench after a score.
Colorado RB Tony Jones gets tripped up by Gregory Duchre
Desmond Trufant gets a hand in just in time to break of this pass intended for Keenan Canty
Alameda Ta'Amu sacks Tyler Hansen for a loss.
Jammal Kearse and Cort Dennison let out a roar after a stop.
Chris Polk and Devin Aguilar leap over the Colorado defender.
Chris Polk continues on for a good gain.
Chris Polk gets met by a couple defenders.
Jessie Callier reaches the endzone for his first Husky TD.
Terrel Smith lunges for Kasen Williams on a kickoff return.
Chris Polk shows off his receiving skills again with this TD catch.
Devin Aguilar hauls in a TD reception.
Sean Parker tries to bring down Anthony Perkins.
Anthony Perkins tries to stretch the ball over the goal line, but was ruled down at the one.
As the game was well in hand, Nick Montana got some playing time.
Coach Sark discusses a play with Montana.
Montana makes a throw on the run.
Coach with his two QBs.
Tyler Hansen scrambles for some yardage.
Nick Montana after the game.
Keith Price gets interviewed after the game.
A great game today on a beautiful day for football as the Huskies held on to beat the Cal Bears 31-23 on Saturday at Husky Stadium. Keith Price had another great game throwing for 3 touchdowns. This was the first PAC-12 test for the Huskies this season and they were up to the challenge.
Chris Polk hauls in a 70 yard touchdown pass in the 4th quarter.
Isi Sofele cuts for some yardage.
Cal QB Zach Maynard tries to recover his fumble on the snap in the first quarter.
Husky TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins dives into the endzone for a touchdown in the first quarter.
Keith Price finds a receiver on the run.
Chris Polk finds some daylight.
Jammal Kearse reacts after a punishing hit on a kick return.
Anthony Miller gives Cort Dennisona shot in the face trying to fend him off on a tackle.
Isi Sofele leaps over Greg Ducre.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins waits for his blocker to get out of his way on the way to the endzone.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins going in for the touchdown. He had two on the day.
Cal QB Zach Maynard unloads a pass on the run.
Desmond Trufant tries to bring down Keenan Allen.
Keith Price gets off a pass. He finished the day with 3 TDs and 292 yards.
Chris Polk tries to avoid being brought down by a Cal defender.
Coach Steve Sarkisian disputes a call with the official.
Scary moment in the second half when John Timu was injured and had to be taken away in an ambulance.
Cort Denison and Princeton Fuimaono converge on Keenan Allen.
Cort Denison tries to get the crowd loud on the final defensive stand of the game. The Huskies stopped the Bears and sealed the win.
Coach Sark congratulates his QB Keith Price after the win.
*Extra* The team acknowledges the crowd after the win.
*Extra* Dubs is chillin' before the game.
On a warm and beautiful day that the Huskies honored the memory of the 9-11 anniversary with patriotic helmets and a flyover by a C-17, Keith Price had a career-high game with 315 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Huskies jumped out early but the Warriors kept it close. Once again the Washington Defense sealed the game late winning 40-32.
A C-17 flies over Husky Stadium during the National Anthem.
For the 9-11 anniversary, the Huskies wore special helmets with the American Flag in the logo.
Chris Polk hits the corner of the end zone for the first score of the game
Jessie Callier and Kevin Smith bump before the kickoff
Keith Price unloads a deep pass.
Jermaine Kearse has eyes for the endzone.
Jermaine Kearse scores with a Warrior defender draped all over him.
Sean Parker goes over the top to break up a pass on the goal line.
Sean Parker and Gregory Ducre celebrate the play that saved a touchdown for the defense.
Keith Price eyes a receiver down the field.
Cort Dennison sacks Hawaii QB Bryant Moiniz on a goal line defense.
Warrior RB Sterling Jackson tries to break the grasp of Cort Dennison.
Devin Augular hauls in a pass with tight defense. He finished the day with 5 receptions for 131 yards and a TD.
Chris Polk breaks free of a defender for a gain.
Devin Augular hauls in a pass for a touchdown in the second quarter.
Chris Polk gets tripped up by a Hawaii defender.
UW punter Keil Rasp appears to have found the ball that was covered in glue.
Keith Price hands off to Chris Polk.
Hawaii's Jeremiah Ostrowski reaches for the pylon or a late 4th quarter TD.
Jessie Callier and the rest of the Dawgs salutes the crowd after the 40-32 victory.
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 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
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 RB Jessie Callier heads down field
Washington WR Kevin Smith is brought down after a catch.
The Washington Defense swarms the EWU runner.
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 tries to escape the defense.
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 WR Greg Herd with a TD catch late in the game.
Washington QB Keith Price unloads a pass on the run.
Washington RB Jessie Callier heads down field on a kickoff return
Washington QB Keith Price on the run.
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.
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.
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.
I went to the Washington vs. Seattle U game at KeyArena on Tuesday to take a couple shots of a check presentation ceremony at halftime for the Lenny Wilkens Foundation. I took a few shots from my seat during the game as well.
Terrance Ross (31) swats away a layup attempt.
I’ve gathered up my favorite sports images from 2010 here. I feel very fortunate to have been able to to shoot so many great events and meet so many great people. I hope you enjoy.
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
Coug fan saluting the Dawgs
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.
D'Andre Goodwin makes a dash to the goal line after a catch
Jermaine Kearse lunges for a few extra yards
Jake gets off a pass as Alex Hoffman-Ellis closes in
Jake scrambling away from the Cougar defense
Chris Polk busts through
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.
Jermaine Kearse breaks away with a 66 Yd Pass From Jake Locker for a score
James Montgomery is brought down by Cort Dennison
Jermaine Kearse and Deone Bucannon fight over a tipped ball
Coach Sark telling the refs that it is 4th down
Jake scrambles for the sideline
Jake salutes the Husky fans in the crowd after a score
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
Scott Locker (Jake's Dad) was all smiles after this one!
Washington Governor Christine Gregoire presents the Apple Cup trophy to Coach Sarkisian
Apple Cup Trophy
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 Locker gets introduced to the crowd 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 breaks away for the Bruin's only score of the evening
Jake gets the play in the huddle
UCLA QB Richard Brehaut gets sacked by Everette Thompson
Cort Dennison lets out a scream after an interception
Chris Polk finds a hole in the Bruin Defense
Mason Foster and Cort Dennison stop Johnathan Franklin right in his tracks
Malcolm Jones tries to bust through the line
Jessie Callier had a great night for the Dawgs finishing with 107 yards on 10 carries
Jake Locker unloads a pass
Husky CB Quinton Richardson takes back this interception for a touchdown
Erik Folk drills a 27 yard field goal
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
Jake heads into the tunnel for the last time
Mason Foster also leaves the field for the last time at home
I took a road trip this weekend down to Eugene, Oregon for a chance to go shoot the number one team in the land. Autzen Stadium is a great place to watch (or photograph) a game and with their Ducks being at the top of the heap, the fans were as loud and crazy as ever. With every Ducks game, there is always the question, “what uniform are they going to wear this game?” Well, they came out in all black and looked intimidating as they dismantled the Locker-less Huskies 53-16
Ducks take the field
Quinton Richardson grabs and twists the facemask of Duck QB Darron Thomas just short of the goal line.
Darron Thomas dives in for a TD.
...and Mason Foster grinds his head into the turf.
Chris Polk tries to break away for a few extra yards.
Jeff Maehl finds daylight after a catch.
the Huskies manage to rip the ball away from LaMichael James, but it rolled out of bounds before they could pounce on it.
LaMichael James works though the Husky defense.
Darron Thomas unloads a pass
Darron Thomas is just as dangerous with his legs as he is with his arm.
Jeff Maehl is brought down by Nate Fellner
Redshirt Freshman Keith Price did a good job in his first start as the Husky QB against the best team in the land.
Price tries to avoid the sack by tossing the ball out of bounds.
Three Dawgs converge on Darron Thomas. I'd say Mason Foster got the worst of this one.
Jesse Callier hits the line hard.
Kenjon Barner fights off Nate Williams.
Darron Thomas pulling away from Desmond Trufant.
LaMichael James jukes Cort Dennison for a good gain.
Lavasier Tuinei walks the tightrope alond the sideline.
The Duck mascot cools down after doing another set of pushups after a Ducks score.
Andrew Luck, that is. Luck and the Stanford Cardinal came in to Husky Stadium Saturday and dominated the Huskies from from the very start, winning 41-0. It was another wet one for the first half and then the skies cleared for the rest of the game, but the Huskies were already sunk. At least they get to go on the road to Eugene next week to take on the #1 team in the country next week! Here are a few shots from the game.
Andrew Luck finds his receiver
Stepfan Taylor lunges over the goal line for a score.
Stepfan Taylor 3 Yd Run for another score. It also looks like Nate Fellner is missing the "W" on his helmet.
Chris Polk tries to bust through the Cardinal defense
Jake Locker scrambles for a few yards
Even if this one is a tad out of focus, I like how the rain scattering shows the force of the hit.
UW might want to rethink wearing the white pants for rain games...
Andrew Luck ended the night with 192 yards passing, but did have a TD pass and a 51 yard TD run.
Ryan Whalen catches one over the middle.
Stepfan Taylor breaks free
Shayne Skov rockin' the mohawk
One of the few highlights of the night for the Huskies was the 18 tackles by Mason Foster
Chris Polk makes a cut
Tyler Gaffney gets sandwiched between two Huskies.
Doug Baldwin gets pursued by Desmond Trufant and Cort Dennison.
Jake Locker with the QB sneak on 4 & 1 to keep a drive alive.
The drive was short-lived as a pass was picked off by Johnson Bademosi deep in Husky territory.
Cardinal Head Coach Jim Harbaugh is amused by his team's performance.
No smiles to be found on the Huskies bench
Chris Polk has a talk with one of the coaches in the final minutes.
Keith Price got in for a few snaps at the end of the game.
*EXTRA* Dubs poses for a shot before the game as the band performs in the background.
The Huskies came up huge with a double overtime win over 24th ranked Oregon State on Saturday. It was a much better game to watch than the previous week’s for a couple reasons. The Huskies looked like they showed up to play, and I didn’t get soaked! Here are a few shots. Enjoy!
Uani 'Unga does a pregame chant to fire up the Beavers
Jacquizz Rodgers pushes aside Nate Williams
Jake Locker dashes through the Beavers' D for yardage.
Jermaine Kearse with the touchdown catch
Beavers QB Ryan Katz in for the touchdown
Ryan Katz tries to escape the grasp of the Husky Defense
Nate Fellner reacts after and interception
Desmond Trufant pulls down OSU's Aaron Nichols after a catch
D'Andre Goodwin celebrates with Jermaine Kearse after one of his 4 TDs
Chris Polk grind out a few more yards
Markus Wheaton gets some yards after the catch
Coach Sark rallies the troops before heading into overtime
Jermaine Kearse comes up huge in OT with another TD
A very iffy pass interference call kept the game going
OSU captitalizes on the pentalty by scoring on the next play...
...but can't squeeze the two-point conversion to win.
Coach Sark acknowledges the crowd on the way into the tunnel
Jermaine Kearse is feeling the love from the fans after a huge game
Dubs was pleased with the outcome
Last Saturday the ASU Sun Devils came in to a rain drenched Husky Stadium and dominated the Huskies that were coming off a great win at Southern Cal. My main goal was to get through the game keeping all of my gear relatively dry, which I was lucky enough to do.
Mason Foster lets it fly in the rain
Nate Fellner comes up with a loose ball
Cort Dennison sacks Steven Threet
Steven Threet lets one fly
Jessie Callier finds a hole.
Desmond Trufant zoned in.
ASU's Cameron Marshall gets wrapped up by Cort Dennison
Coach Holt has a chat with Desmond Trufant
Jake Locker zips a pass through the rain
Bodies fly as Victor Aiyewa brings down Cameron Marshall
D'Andre Goodwin breaks away for some yards after the catch
ASU's Kerry Taylor tries to break free
Chris Polk plows through the Devils' D
Jake Locker scrambles to try and find a reciever.
The rain just kept coming down...
Jessie Callier returning a kick for good yardage.
*Extra* Jake Locker chats with a young fan before the game.