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White Anchors Defense Against OSU
Release: 10/14/2006
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Oct. 14, 2006

By Benton Strong contributing writer

SEATTLE -- Scott White has been one of the most consistent linebackers for the Huskies in the last three seasons. He's been in purple and gold during the lean years and his mentality hasn't changed.

"I just go out every game with the mentality to just make plays," he said. "I'll do whatever is needed to make plays."

White made two huge plays in a span of under six-and-a-half minutes that led the Huskies to their lone pair of touchdowns in a game they eventually lost to Oregon State, 27-17. At the 7:42 mark of the second quarter White intercepted a pass from backup quarterback Sean Canfield that was thrown right in between his numbers and returned it 24 yards to the OSU 12-yard line.

Two plays later Isaiah Stanback punched it in from three yards out.

"I just didn't see the backer and I would love to have that one back," Canfield said.

At the 1:17 mark of the same quarter White was at it again, this time victimizing starting quarterback Matt Moore, and returned the ball 11 yards to the OSU 36-yard line.

Again two plays later it was Stanback punching it in, this time from four yards out to put the Huskies up 17-10.

White finished the game with seven tackles and the two interceptions, the fourth and fifth of his career, but his one goal still eluded him.

"Without question this one hurts, bad," he said. "We just didn't play our best football and we know it."

White plans to never see that happen again.

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