Sept. 10, 2005
Washington's opening touchdown, which came on the Huskies' first offensive play of the game, was a 56-yard pass from Isaiah Stanback to Sonny Shackelford. It was the longest pass and reception of those two players' careers. Last season, the Huskies had only one play longer than 56 yards, a 77-yard pass from Casey Paus to Craig Chambers against California.
Shackelford's 124 yards receiving marked a career high. His previous high was 88, last season vs. Oregon State. His six catches were also a high, breaking his personal mark of five, set three times.
UW safety Darin Harris' interception, on Cal's first play of the game, was the first pick of his career.
Husky senior kicker Evan Knudson tied his career long with a 46-yard field goal in the second quarter.
Cal sophomore receiver Robert Jordan, who scored three touchdowns in the first half, entered the game with only two career TDs. Jordan tied the Bears' school record with three receiving TDs in a game (held by many). Jordan also set new career highs with 11 receptions and 192 yards. His previous highs were seven catches for 116 yards, both on Oct. 30, 2004, vs. Arizona State.
Jordan's 192 yards receiving were sixth-most in California history and tied for fifth-most ever by a Husky opponent. Cal's single-game receiving yards record is 289, set by Wesley Walker in 1976. The UW opponents record is 242, by Oregon's Tony Hartley in 1998.
Jordan's three TD receptions tied for second-most ever by a UW opponent. The record of four was set by J.J. Stokes (UCLA) in 1993. Four other players have scored three receiving touchdowns against Washington, most recently Mike Wiliams of USC in 2002.
Joe Ayoob's four touchdown passes tied for fourth-most by a Husky opponent. The record of five is held by three players (Cal's Kyle Boller, 2002; WSU's Jack Thompson, 1976; Illinois' Tom O'Connell, 1952). Six other UW opponents have thrown four TD passes in a game, most recently USC's Matt Leinart in 2003.
Husky quarterback Isaiah Stanback set new career highs for completions (22), attempts (39) and yards (301) while tying his career best with two passing touchdowns.