2016 kicks off!

The 2016 college football season kicked of Labor Day weekend with the 14th ranked Washington Huskies looking to do some big things this year. If Saturday was any indication, it could be an exciting year. The Huskies hosted the Rutgers Scarlet Knights from the BigTen and dominated right from the start on way to a 48-13 win. The return of speedster John Ross was a huge impact with three touchdowns in his first game since missing last season with a knee injury.

Harry and Dubs are ready to get this party started
Harry and Dubs are ready to get this party started
Joe Mathis beats his chest after a sack.
Joe Mathis beats his chest after a sack.
Chico McClatcher catches a deep ball on the first series.
Chico McClatcher catches a deep ball on the first series.
...And takes it in for the first score of the game.
…And takes it in for the first score of the game.
McClatcher and John Ross celebrate after the score.
McClatcher and John Ross celebrate after the score.
Budda Baker took a snap on the offense.
Budda Baker took a snap on the offense.
Rutgers' Jamarion Grant skies for a grab.
Rutgers’ Jamarion Grant skies for a grab.
UW's Vita Vea hits Chris Laviano and forces a fumble.
UW’s Vita Vea hits Chris Laviano and forces a fumble.
The turnover promptly turned into points as John Ross scores on a deep pass just two plays later.
The turnover promptly turned into points as John Ross scores on a deep pass just two plays later.
John Ross takes it to the house.
John Ross takes it to the house.
The Dawgs D gets to Laviano again for a sack.
The Dawgs D gets to Laviano again for a sack.
Myles Gaskin cuts around his blocker for yardage.
Myles Gaskin cuts around his blocker for yardage.
John Ross gets another deep pass right in stride for his second score of the day.
John Ross gets another deep pass right in stride for his second score of the day.
John Ross gets another deep pass right in stride for his second score of the day.
John Ross gets another deep pass right in stride for his second score of the day.
His fellow receivers mob him in the end zone in celebration.
His fellow receivers mob him in the end zone in celebration.
Ross does a little dance after his score.
Ross does a little dance after his score.
The Huskies defense was swarming all over the Scarlet Knights all dat long, picking a shutout until late in the 4th quarter.
The Huskies defense was swarming all over the Scarlet Knights all dat long, picking a shutout until late in the 4th quarter.
Darrell Daniels runs upfield as Dante Pettis tries to get out of the way.
Darrell Daniels runs upfield as Dante Pettis tries to get out of the way.
Chico McClatcher runs the ball near the goal line.
Chico McClatcher runs the ball near the goal line.
Jamarion Grant gets drilled on a hard hit after a run.
Jamarion Grant gets drilled on a hard hit after a run.
Justin Goodwin tires to get yardage after getting tripped up.
Justin Goodwin tires to get yardage after getting tripped up.
John Ross gets up to full speed as he takes this kick return all the way back for a 92 yard score. His third of the day.
John Ross gets up to full speed as he takes this kick return all the way back for a 92 yard score. His third of the day.
The UW quarterbacks with Jake Browning in the middle take a breather on the bench with beautiful Husky Stadium in the background.
The UW quarterbacks with Jake Browning in the middle take a breather on the bench with beautiful Husky Stadium in the background.
Myles Gaskin looks for a space in the Knights defense.
Myles Gaskin looks for a space in the Knights defense.
Jake Browning unloads a pass.
Jake Browning unloads a pass.
UW Safety Brandon Beaver runs back an interception almost to the end zone, but is stopped just short.
UW Safety Brandon Beaver runs back an interception almost to the end zone, but is stopped just short.
UW trips up the Scarlet Knight runner.
UW trips up the Scarlet Knight runner.
Jake Browning and John Ross wait after the game for their TV interviews.
Jake Browning and John Ross wait after the game for their TV interviews.
The team sings to the Student section after the win.
The team sings to the Student section after the win.

Dawgs take the fight out of Illini

It was a picture perfect sunny day at Husky Stadium as the Illinois Fighting Illini came into town representing the Big Ten. Shaq Thompson Had a monster game on defense with two turnovers returned for touchdowns as the Huskies pummeled the Illini 44-19 to improve to 3-0. This is the time of year that the sun is a big challenge in Husky Stadium. The shadows can play havoc on exposures as plays often start in bright sun and end in dark shadow.

The band displays the flag during the National Anthem.
The band displays the flag during the National Anthem.
Jessie Callier gestures to the crowd after a score.
Jessie Callier gestures to the crowd after a score.
Trever Walker breaks up a pass to Geronimo Allison.
Trevor Walker breaks up a pass to Geronimo Allison.
Dwayne Washington stiff arms an Illini defender.
Dwayne Washington stiff arms an Illini defender.
Dwayne Washington tip toes into the end zone for a TD.
Dwayne Washington tip toes into the end zone for a TD.
Shaq Thompson returns an interception for a touchdown.
Shaq Thompson returns an interception for a touchdown.
Shaq Thompson celebrates after his touchdown.
Shaq Thompson celebrates after his touchdown.
Andrew Hudson is happy after dropping Wes Lunt for a sack.
Andrew Hudson is happy after dropping Wes Lunt for a sack.
Donovon Young busts through the line for a gain.
Donovon Young busts through the line for a gain.
Lavon Coleman gets some open field to run.
Lavon Coleman gets some open field to run.
John Ross looking for a hole in the defense to bust through after a catch.
John Ross looking for a hole in the defense to bust through after a catch.
Geronimo Allison pulls in a 60-yard TD pass near the end of the first half.
Geronimo Allison pulls in a 60-yard TD pass near the end of the first half.
Cyler Miles loses control of the ball while scrambling.
Cyler Miles loses control of the ball while scrambling.
Cyler Miles scrambles for yardage.
Cyler Miles scrambles for yardage.
Mike Dudeck goes up high for a pass.
Mike Dudeck goes up high for a pass.
Wes Lunt unloads a pass.
Wes Lunt unloads a pass.
Geronimo Allison leaps up high for a reception.
Geronimo Allison leaps up high for a reception.
Geronimo Allison goes full extension for a pass in the end zone.
Geronimo Allison goes full extension for a pass in the end zone.
Geronimo Allison manages to get his feet down in the end zone. The pass was originally called incomplete but was overturned.
Geronimo Allison manages to get his feet down in the end zone. The pass was originally called incomplete but was overturned.
The Illinois sideline reacts to watching the replay on the big screen.
The Illinois sideline reacts to watching the replay on the big screen.
Wes Lunt unloads a pass.
Wes Lunt unloads a pass.
Hau'oli Kikaha drops Wes Lunt for a sack.
Hau’oli Kikaha drops Wes Lunt for a sack.
Head coaches Chris Peterson and Tim Beckman shake hands after the game.
Head coaches Chris Peterson and Tim Beckman shake hands after the game.
The Quarterbacks show respect after the game.
The Quarterbacks show respect after the game.
The game's star Shaq Thompson leaves the field to a loud ovation.
The game’s star Shaq Thompson leaves the field to a loud ovation.

2014 Kicks off

It was good to be back on the field shooting as the 2014 season kicked off on Thursday. The Big Ten newbies Rutgers Scarlet Knights came into Seattle to face the Washington State Cougars playing in their annual “Seattle Game”. Connor Halliday picked right up where he ended last year with a huge game of¬†532 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT. But defense and special teams lapses were too much to overcome as the Knights beat the Cougars 41-38.

The Cougars storm the field.
The Cougars storm the field.
On the first play o the game, Gary Nova unloads a 78 yard TD pass.
On the first play o the game, Gary Nova unloads a 78 yard TD pass.
Desmond Peoples gets to the outside of the Cougar defense.
Desmond Peoples gets to the outside of the Cougar defense.
Paul James lunges for the end zone but was ruled down at the one foot line. They would score the next play.
Paul James lunges for the end zone but was ruled down at the one foot line. They would score the next play.
Dom Williams gets good yards after the catch to set up a score.
Dom Williams gets good yards after the catch to set up a score.
Mitchell Peterson uproots the Rutgers runner.
Mitchell Peterson uproots the Rutgers runner.
Players battle for a jump ball in the end zone that falls incomplete
Players battle for a jump ball in the end zone that falls incomplete
Erik Powell reacts after missing a field goal attempt late in the first half.
Erik Powell reacts after missing a field goal attempt late in the first half.
Vince Mayle hauls in this TD catch without even looking.
Vince Mayle hauls in this TD catch without even looking.
River Cracraft gets good yardage on a kick return. His fumble later would prove to be costly.
River Cracraft gets good yardage on a kick return. His fumble later would prove to be costly.
Connor Halliday rolls out to find a receiver.
Connor Halliday rolls out to find a receiver.
River Cracraft gets his face mask twisted on this play even though it was not called a penalty.
River Cracraft gets his face mask twisted on this play even though it was not called a penalty.
Isaiah Meyers reacts after hauling in a touchdown pass.
Isaiah Meyers reacts after hauling in a touchdown pass.
Darious Lemora just destroys Rutgers' Michael Burton with a vicious hit.
Darious Lemora just destroys Rutgers’ Michael Burton with a vicious hit.
Desmon Peoples bounds though the line for yardage.
Desmon Peoples bounds though the line for yardage.
Paul James busts through the Cougar defense for the eventual game winning touchdown
Paul James busts through the Cougar defense for the eventual game winning touchdown
Connor Halliday throws on the run.
Connor Halliday throws on the run.
On the Cougars' final attempt, the ball to Cracraft is batted down.
On the Cougars’ final attempt, the ball to Cracraft is batted down.
A dejected Connar Halliday kneels on the sideline after a tough loss.
A dejected Connor Halliday kneels on the sideline after a tough loss.
The entire Rutgers team celebrates with their fans that made the trip to Seattle.
The entire Rutgers team celebrates with their fans that made the trip to Seattle.
The entire Rutgers team celebrates with their fans that made the trip to Seattle.
The entire Rutgers team celebrates with their fans that made the trip to Seattle.
But first...Let me take a selfie!
But first…Let me take a selfie!