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.
I had a great opportunity to head to New York City last week and take part in some pre-draft activities. It was a lot of fun. As you know, the first pick of the draft this year was Andrew Luck out of Stanford to the Indianapolis Colts. Here’s a shot I made of him in 2010 when they played the Huskies.
This season’s Lindy’s Annuals are hitting the shelves now. My photos appear on three covers this year, the National College Pacific Northwest edition as well as the Pro Seattle and San Francisco/Oakland/San Diego edition. It has been a great experience to shoot for Lindy’s for the past several years.
Andrew Luck, that is. Luck and the Stanford Cardinal came in to Husky Stadium Saturday and dominated the Huskies from from the very start, winning 41-0. It was another wet one for the first half and then the skies cleared for the rest of the game, but the Huskies were already sunk. At least they get to go on the road to Eugene next week to take on the #1 team in the country next week! Here are a few shots from the game.
Andrew Luck finds his receiver
Stepfan Taylor lunges over the goal line for a score.
Stepfan Taylor 3 Yd Run for another score. It also looks like Nate Fellner is missing the "W" on his helmet.
Chris Polk tries to bust through the Cardinal defense
Jake Locker scrambles for a few yards
Even if this one is a tad out of focus, I like how the rain scattering shows the force of the hit.
UW might want to rethink wearing the white pants for rain games...
Andrew Luck ended the night with 192 yards passing, but did have a TD pass and a 51 yard TD run.
Ryan Whalen catches one over the middle.
Stepfan Taylor breaks free
Shayne Skov rockin' the mohawk
One of the few highlights of the night for the Huskies was the 18 tackles by Mason Foster
Chris Polk makes a cut
Tyler Gaffney gets sandwiched between two Huskies.
Doug Baldwin gets pursued by Desmond Trufant and Cort Dennison.
Jake Locker with the QB sneak on 4 & 1 to keep a drive alive.
The drive was short-lived as a pass was picked off by Johnson Bademosi deep in Husky territory.
Cardinal Head Coach Jim Harbaugh is amused by his team's performance.
No smiles to be found on the Huskies bench
Chris Polk has a talk with one of the coaches in the final minutes.
Keith Price got in for a few snaps at the end of the game.
*EXTRA* Dubs poses for a shot before the game as the band performs in the background.