One day, two games, and enough rain for a year.

I’m a little late here since I had to hop on a plane for Austin, Texas right after I shot two games last Saturday. I had two games in the same city that started 3 hours apart from each other. Washington hosted Arizona at Husky Stadium and then Washington State was host to 5th ranked Stanford which was played at CenturyLink Field downtown. The first game had one of the heaviest downpours I have ever shot in, it was miserable and the wind was making it come down sideways. I was soaked, but my camera gear stayed mostly dry.

I took off from the UW-AZ game at halftime, which the Dawgs ended up winning 31-13 and headed downtown and did a complete change of clothes for the next game. The first half of that game was fairly dry but then by the second half, the heavy rains returned. By then the game was already well in hand as Stanford crushed the Cougars 55-17. It was a long, tiring, but entertaining day for sure, but it made me realize that its time to invest in some good rain pants!

Game One: 

The Huskies broke out new chrome domes for this game.
The Huskies broke out new chrome domes for this game.
Marcus Peters and Sean Parker celebrate after Parker's INT.
Marcus Peters and Sean Parker celebrate after Parker’s INT.
Keith Price navigates through traffic...
Keith Price navigates through traffic…
...and finds Kevin Smith for the first TD of the game.
…and finds Kevin Smith for the first TD of the game.
The Husky Defense swarms the runner.
The Husky Defense swarms the runner.
Ka'Deem Carey busts free for a gain.
Ka’Deem Carey busts free for a gain.
Bishop Sankey set a school record with 40 carries on this wet, soggy day.
Bishop Sankey set a school record with 40 carries on this wet, soggy day.
Keith Price is just out of reach of the Wildcat Defense.
Keith Price is just out of reach of the Wildcat Defense.
If you were a running back, would you want to run into Danny Shelton? Me neither.
If you were a running back, would you want to run into Danny Shelton? Me neither.
Shaq Thompson and Cory Littleton sack B.J. Denker.
Shaq Thompson and Cory Littleton sack B.J. Denker.
Jessie Callier and Deontae Cooper celebrate after a special teams safety.
Jessie Callier and Deontae Cooper celebrate after a special teams safety.
Kasen Williams with a long punt return in the driving rain.
Kasen Williams with a long punt return in the driving rain.
Kasen Williams sheds the Arizona punter for more yardage.
Kasen Williams sheds the Arizona punter for more yardage.
During the worst part of the storm, Keith Price rolls out looking for a receiver.
During the worst part of the storm, Keith Price rolls out looking for a receiver.

 

With the high winds, the kickoff team had to hold the ball in place.
With the high winds, the kickoff team had to hold the ball in place.
An Arizona receiver stiff arms Sean Parker
An Arizona receiver stiff arms Sean Parker
B.J. Denker gets a pass off. you can see the red hands from the wet leather.
B.J. Denker gets a pass off. you can see the red hands from the wet leather.
Arizona Head Coach Rich Rodriguez.
Arizona Head Coach Rich Rodriguez.
B.J. Denker with a pass attempt.
B.J. Denker with a pass attempt.
Ka'Deem Carey bust through the line for a Wildcat touchdown late in the second quarter.
Ka’Deem Carey bust through the line for a Wildcat touchdown late in the second quarter.
Ka'Deem Carey flips the ball to the official after the score.
Ka’Deem Carey flips the ball to the official after the score.

 

Game Two:

 

Kevin Hogan rolls out looking for a receiver.
Kevin Hogan rolls out looking for a receiver.
Marcus Mason slips by a Cardinal defender.
Marcus Mason slips by a Cardinal defender.
Cougar WR River Cracraft lunges for a few more yards.
Cougar WR River Cracraft lunges for a few more yards.
Cardinal Defense tries to block a field goal attempt.
Cardinal Defense tries to block a field goal attempt.
Cyrus Coen tries to catch WR Devon Cajuste but is unable to prevent him from scoring.
Cyrus Coen tries to catch WR Devon Cajuste but is unable to prevent him from scoring.
The Cougar Defense snuffs Tyler Gaffney at the line.
The Cougar Defense snuffs Tyler Gaffney at the line.
Stanford Head Coach David Shaw.
Stanford Head Coach David Shaw.
The Cougar Defense once again snuffs Tyler Gaffney at the line.
The Cougar Defense once again snuffs Tyler Gaffney at the line.
Do these moves look familiar? Yep, that's Barry Sanders Junior.
Do these moves look familiar? Yep, that’s Barry Sanders Junior.
Kevin Hogan barks out the call.
Kevin Hogan barks out the call.
The Cougs celebrate Deone Bucannon's interception in the end zone.
The Cougs celebrate Deone Bucannon’s interception in the end zone.
Connor Halliday eyes his target.
Connor Halliday eyes his target.
Hogan flips the ball to a receiver on a scramble.
Hogan flips the ball to a receiver on a scramble.
Halliday gets roughed up on this play. He would return for one more play before leaving the game due to injury.
Halliday gets roughed up on this play. He would return for one more play before leaving the game due to injury.
He was relieved by backup QB Austin Apodaca...
He was relieved by backup QB Austin Apodaca…
...who promptly was laid out by the Cardinal Defense.
…who promptly was laid out by the Cardinal Defense.
There's not a defender in sight as Cardinal WR Michael Rector hauls in this TD pass.
There’s not a defender in sight as Cardinal WR Michael Rector hauls in this TD pass.
The Cougar Offensive line did backup QB Austin Apodaca no favors as he took several crushing hits from the Stanford Defense.
The Cougar Offensive line did backup QB Austin Apodaca no favors as he took several crushing hits from the Stanford Defense.
Cougars Head Coach Mike Leach is not amused.
Cougars Head Coach Mike Leach is not amused.

 

Jeremiah Laufasa is met by Ed Reynolds.
Jeremiah Laufasa is met by Ed Reynolds.
Trent Murphy tipped a pass by Apodaca...
Trent Murphy tipped a pass by Apodaca…
...and took it in for a touchdown.
…and took it in for a touchdown.
Heavy rains made their way to this game as well.
Heavy rains made their way to this game as well.

 

UW @ SeattleU

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.
Terrance Ross (31) swats away a layup attempt.