Huskies Vandalize Idaho

It was a beautiful early fall day at Husky Stadium as the 8th ranked Huskies welcomed the Idaho Vandals from the Sun Belt Conference. This one wasn’t expected to be close, and it lived up to the promise. The Huskies pummeled Idaho 59-13. Jake Browning had 5 touchdown passes and the defense was stellar as usual.

Dubs and Harry are ready to go!
Dubs and Harry are ready to go!
Purple Haze
Purple Haze
Kickoff
Kickoff
Jake Browning
Jake Browning
John Ross and Dante Pettis  after a touchdown.
John Ross and Dante Pettis after a touchdown.
Idaho QB Matt Linehan gathers his troops.
Idaho QB Matt Linehan gathers his troops.
UW legend Warren Moon
UW legend Warren Moon
Myles Gaskin
Myles Gaskin
John Ross splits the defenders.
John Ross splits the defenders.
Dante Pettis with yards after the catch.
Dante Pettis with yards after the catch.
Darrell Daniels lifts up Dante Pettis after a touchdown.
Darrell Daniels lifts up Dante Pettis after a touchdown.
Ross and Pettis with another touchdown leap.
Ross and Pettis with another touchdown leap.
Damion Turpin lets out a roar after a sack.
Damion Turpin lets out a roar after a sack.
Myles Gaskin
Myles Gaskin
Chico McClatcher breaks away.
Chico McClatcher breaks away.
Dante Pettis
Dante Pettis
Dante Pettis fights for the possession of the ball.
Dante Pettis fights for the possession of the ball.
Chico McClatcher goes in for six.
Chico McClatcher goes in for six.
Vita Vea with the sack.
Vita Vea with the sack.
Myles Gaskin
Myles Gaskin
Chico McClatcher
Chico McClatcher
Greg Gaines celebrates after a stop.
Greg Gaines celebrates after a stop.
Game Face
Game Face
Lavon Coleman gets wrapped up.
Lavon Coleman gets wrapped up.
Quinten Pounds with the score.
Quinten Pounds with the score.
Idaho's Buck Cowan gets tripped up.
Idaho’s Buck Cowan gets tripped up.
The referee has his eye on the ball on this broken up pass.
The referee has his eye on the ball on this broken up pass.
Jamon Dotson tries to break a tackle.
Jamon Dotson tries to break a tackle.

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.

Hawks Down Browns

I wrapped up my 2015 football season last Sunday when the Cleveland Browns came into town. The Seahawks were on a roll with 5 straight wins and the Browns were the only thing between the Hawks and a playoff berth. Johnny Football marched Cleveland right down the field on the first drive, but that was about all that they would be able to do for the rest of the day. The Seahawks behind Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin went on to a 30-13 victory and put the Hawks right where they expect to be, back in the playoffs.

I can’t believe how quickly this season flew by for me. It seems like just yesterday I was rolling into Husky Stadium on a hot August early afternoon for the first game of the season. I have met even more great people this season and continue to learn and try to push more each game.

Seahawks owner Paul Allen gives the fans a thumbs-up as he leaves the field.
Seahawks owner Paul Allen gives the fans a thumbs-up as he leaves the field.
Pete Carroll and Richard Sherman share a laugh during warmups.
Pete Carroll and Richard Sherman share a laugh during warmups.
Johnny Football takes the field.
Johnny Football takes the field.
Russell Wilson talks with Coach Carroll during stretching.
Russell Wilson talks with Coach Carroll during stretching.
Browns' Joe Thomas during the anthem.
Browns’ Joe Thomas during the anthem.
Browns TE Gary Barnidge catches a TD pass on the first drive.
Browns TE Gary Barnidge catches a TD pass on the first drive.
Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine.
Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine.
Pro Bowl selection Tyler Lockett during a kick return.
Pro Bowl selection Tyler Lockett during a kick return.
Browns WR Travis Benjamin busts through the defense.
Browns WR Travis Benjamin busts through the defense.
Bobby Wagner brings down Duke Johnson.
Bobby Wagner brings down Duke Johnson.
Former UW Husky Danny Shelton returned to Seattle with his new team.
Former UW Husky Danny Shelton returned to Seattle with his new team.
Brandon Mebane brings down Johnny Manziel for a sack.
Brandon Mebane brings down Johnny Manziel for a sack.
We can only assume that Russell is telling Luke how awesome his new haircut looks.
We can only assume that Russell is telling Luke how awesome his new haircut looks.
Duke Johnson leaps over Jeremy Lane.
Duke Johnson leaps over Jeremy Lane.
Who wore it better?
Who wore it better?
Russell on the prowl.
Russell on the prowl.
Jermaine Kearse gets mugged on this pass in the end zone.
Jermaine Kearse gets mugged on this pass in the end zone.
Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin celebrate after a TD.
Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin celebrate after a TD.
Old/New face Christine Michael back with the Seahawks after a rash of injuries at Running Back.
Old/New face Christine Michael back with the Seahawks after a rash of injuries at Running Back.
Jermaine Kearse gets brought down after a catch.
Jermaine Kearse gets brought down after a catch.
Russell Wilson scrambles for yardage.
Russell Wilson scrambles for yardage.
Cassius Marsh trips up Johnny Manziel.
Cassius Marsh trips up Johnny Manziel.
Bobby Wagner lets out a roar after a stop.
Bobby Wagner lets out a roar after a stop.
A beautiful view of CenturyLink field as the Seahawks begin a drive.
A beautiful view of CenturyLink field as the Seahawks begin a drive.
Russell Wilson gets ready to hand off.
Russell Wilson gets ready to hand off.
Doug Baldwin looks for yards after the catch.
Doug Baldwin looks for yards after the catch.
Johnny Manziel trying to escape the Hawks defense.
Johnny Manziel trying to escape the Hawks defense.
The 12 flag flies high above the stadium.
The 12 flag flies high above the stadium.

Michael Bennett strips Johnny Manziel for a fumble.

Marcus Burley gets congratulations from his teammates after his interception.

Richard Sherman talks with Marcus Burley after Burley's interception near the end of the game.
Richard Sherman talks with Marcus Burley after Burley’s interception near the end of the game.
Johnny Manziel scrambles for a receiver.
Johnny Manziel scrambles for a receiver.
Brandon Mebane, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett talk on the bench as the game winds down.
Brandon Mebane, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett talk on the bench as the game winds down.
Johnny Manziel and Russell Willson chat at mid field after the game.
Johnny Manziel and Russell Willson chat at mid field after the game.
Frank Clark (Michigan) and Donte Whitner (Ohio State) swap jerseys after the game.
Frank Clark (Michigan) and Donte Whitner (Ohio State) swap jerseys after the game.
Doug Baldwin and Johnny Manziel chat after the game.
Doug Baldwin and Johnny Manziel chat after the game.
A trio of Cardinals.
A trio of Cardinals.
Doug Baldwin and Dwayne Bowe swap jerseys after the game.
Doug Baldwin and Dwayne Bowe swap jerseys after the game.
Richard Sherman signs a jersey for Johnson Bademosi
Richard Sherman signs a jersey for Johnson Bademosi
Johnson Bademosi signs one for Richard Sherman.
Johnson Bademosi signs one for Richard Sherman.
Richard Sherman and Johnson Bademosi.
Richard Sherman and Johnson Bademosi.
Some of the Sea Gals pose for a shot.
Some of the Sea Gals pose for a shot.