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.
The Huskies wrapped up their 2012 home season with a decisive win over the visiting Utes from Salt Lake. The offense came through with a big night from Keith Price and Bishop Sankey combining for 5 TDs. The victory gave the Huskies 6 wins on the season making them eligible for a post season bowl with two win-able game remaining.
Travis Feeney lets out a yell after a stop.
Keith Price rolls out looking for an open receiver.
Bishop Sankey heads downfield for some of his 162 rushing yards on the night.
Utah’s John White breaks away on a 46-yard touchdown run.
Keith Price throws on the run.
UW’s Kasen Williams is dragged down by Victor Spikes.
Bishop Sankey scores one of his two TDs on the night.
Freshman QB Travis Wilson gets off a pass.
Kenneth Scott takes a hit from Sean Parker.
Huskies LB John Timu runs with the ball after an interception.
Keith Price flies into the end zone for his first rushing TD of the season.
Keith Price under pressure from Joe Kruger.
The defense reacts to an important stop.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins stretches for a few extra yards.
Travis Wilson gets hauled down by Danny Shelton.
Kasen Williams coughs up the ball after a reception…
…which is recovered by the Utes.
Keith Price flips a pass over the defender.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins with yards after the catch.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins signals a first down.
Josh Shirley gets to Travis Wilson as he tries to pass.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins is upset with himself after dropping a pass.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins flashed a peace sign to the crowd as he leaves the field.
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.
The 11th ranked Southern Cal Trojans rolled into Seattle on Saturday and rolled over the Huskies 24-14 in front of over 66,000 at CenturyLink Field. The Trojan defense and special teams were the difference in this game causing 4 turnovers.
Huskies QB Keith Price gets this pass off under pressure.
Trojans RB Silas Redd gets around Sean Parker on this run.
Trojans RB Silas Redd avoids the reach of Sean Parker on this run.
Husky RB Bishop Sankey launches over Trojans LB Hayes Pullard after he makes an interception.
Trojans RB Silas Redd tries to break away from Travis Feeney.
Silas Redd leaps for the pylon for a first quarter touchdown…
…and makes it over the line.
USC QB Matt Barkley gets off a pass.
Huskies CB Marcus Peters leaps for yards after making an interception.
Harry the Husky jumps for joy after this Kasen Williams touchdown catch.
Marquise Lee heads down field after a catch with blockers.
Trojans TE Xavier Grimble hauls in a touchdown pass.
Husky RB Bishop Sankey looks for a hole in the Trojan’s defense.
USC CB Anthony Brown flips the ball to the official after plucking a punt and returning it for a touchdown.
Coach Sark leads his team out for the second half.
Huskies defenders swarm Nelson Agholor on this play.
Sean Parker tries to hang on to Xavier Grimble but is not able to bring him down.
Huskies QB Keith Price rolls out looking for a receiver.
Price gets hit hard after releasing this pass by Morgan Breslin.
UW TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins pulls down this touchdown pass.
Kendyl Taylor gets uprooted by the Trojan defense.
Josh Shirley reacts after sacking Matt Barkley.
Keith Price fumbles the ball as he is laid out by Dion Bailey.
Head Coach Lane Kiffin gets a play in to his Quarterback.
Coach Sark congratulates Trojan QB Matt Barkley after the game.
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 two teams played a pretty even first half of this Pac-12 matchup, but Chip Kelly’s halftime speech must have been a good one because the Duck came out and showed why they are the #2 team in the land with a dominate 3rd quarter on the way to a 51-26 win over the Cougars at CenturyLink Field in front of almost 61,000 fans.
Cougar QB Connor Halliday makes a throw on the run.
WSU WR Marquess Wilson goes up high for this grab over Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
Oregon’s lightning fast De’Anthony Thomas returning a kickoff for a good gain.
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota throws out to an open receiver.
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota leaps over the pilon for a Ducks Touchdown.
Cougar RB Teondray Caldwell coughs up the ball on this run and it was recovered by the Ducks.
Marquess Wilson leaps over a fallen defender for yards after the catch.
Oregon’s Brian Jackson breaks up this pass to Gabe Marks.
Oregon’s Kenjon Barner gets brought down by WSU’s Xaiver Cooper.
Two flying Ducks (Terrance Mitchell and Brian Jackson) converge to break up this pass.
Some extracurricular activity in the pile after the whistle.
Cougar RB Teondray Caldwell sprints for yardage.
Cougar QB Connor Halliday makes a throw.
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota looks for a receiver as he tries to break free from Steven Hoffart.
Cougar RB Teondray Caldwell jumps over the outstretched defender for a gain.
Oregon’s Ifo Ekpre-Olomu breaks up this pass to Marquess Wilson.
Oregon’s Ifo Ekpre-Olomu also breaks up this pass to Bennett Bontemps.
The Ducks defense was all over Conner Halliday all night.
Coach Chip Kelly sends in a play to his QB.
This is the hit that finally knocked Conner Halliday out of the game after it was out of hand.
Senior QB Jeff Tuel was called in to take over…
…and threw a touchdown pass to Marquess Wilson on the first play.
Mike Leach and Chip Kelly shake hands after the game.
*Extra* The attack of the 5 legged man!
*Extra* If you like the Ducks or not, you have to admit this is the coolest helmet around!
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.
The #13 ranked Wisconsin Badgers from the Big-Ten came into Corvallis not expecting to meet up with a charged up Beavers’ team that dominated the Badgers for a 10-7 upset win. Although score didn’t really show it, the Beavers owned both sides of the ball but were only able to get one TD on the board, but the Defense stopped RB Montee Ball and the rest of the Badgers’ offense for the entire game only giving up a score very late in the game. After the clock ran out, the fans stormed the field in celebration.
Sean Mannion (#4) celebrates with the crowd that stormed the field after the Beavers upset #13 Wisconson
The Color Guard awaits to present the colors before the game.
The Badgers take the field.
Wisconsin QB Danny O’Brien changes the play at the line.
Badger RB Montee Ball gets swallowed up by the Beavers’ defense.
Markus Wheaton gets yards after the catch.
Tailback Storm Woods sees a lot of open field in the Badgers defense.
Danny O’Brien hands off to James White
Sean Mannion unloads a pass. He finished the day with 276 yards and a TD.
Danny O’Brien looks for a receiver as pressure from Dylan Wynn comes in.
Montee Ball gets to the outside for a few yards.
Malcolm Agnew reaches for a few extra yards after he is brought down.
Malcolm Agnew looks for a hole in the Badgers defense.
Sean Mannion talking to his receivers at the line.
Sean Mannion gets off a pass.
Brandin Cooks tiptoes on the end line after catching a touchdown as the referee looks on. He had 80 yards receiving as well as this touchdown.
James White tries to break away from D.J. Welsh.
Danny O’Brien unloads a pass on the run.
Brandin Cooks follows his blocks after a catch for additional yardage.
Malcolm Agnew busts through the line.
Bucky flashes a “W” (I hope that doesn’t stand for Win)
OSU Head Coach Mike Riley Walks off the field after the upset win.
Ryan Murphy gets congratulations from a young fan after the game.
Bucky doesn’t looks too happy after the game.
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.
Washington State hosted Oregon State in Seattle on Saturday for their annual “Seattle Game”. The Beavers dominated the Cougars 44-21 with an offensive explosion lead by 4 TD passes by OSU Freshman Quarterback Sean Mannion.
Brandin Cooks goes up high over the Cougar Defense for a touchdown.
WSU's Casey Locker lays out Markus Wheaton over the middle.
Malcolm Agnew dives for the pylon for a touchdown.
Rickey Galvin full steam ahead.
Beavers RB Jordan Jenkins hauls in a pass for a first quarter TD.
WSU Head Coach Paul Wulff
Sean Mannion gets off a pass over the outstretched hand of Kalafitoni Pole.
CB Damante Horton picks off this pass in the endzone to save a touchdown.
Marquess Wilson gets the ball on a reverse and heads up the field.
Marquess Wilson celebrates after hauling in a touchdown pass.
Rickey Galvin follows his blocker John Fullington.
Markus Wheaton lunges for a few more yards.
Cougar LB Sekope Kaufusi looses his helmet after a hit.
Malcolm Agnew gets met by Tyree Toomer.
Malcolm Agnew breaks through for a few yards.
Cougar QB Jeff Tuel tries to get away from Scott Crichton.
Scott Crichton hauls down Cougar QB Jeff Tuel.
Jordan Poyer gains some yardage on a kick return.
Beavers QB Sean Mannion unloads a pass.
Terron Ward tries to break free of Sekope Kaufusi.
James Rodgers keeps his eyes up the field.
Marshall Lobbestael had to come into the game after an injury to starter Jeff Tuel.
Marquess Wilson hauls in a pass.
Beavers FB Clyton York leaves the cougar D in the dust on this touchdown pass.
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.
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.