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.