Oct. 29, 2007
SEATTLE - After each game, Coach Tyrone Willingham and the Husky football coaching staff will name the Huskies' Pepsi Players of the Game for that week's performance. The winners following the UW's loss to Arizona are quarterback Jake Locker, defensive tackle Jordan Reffett, linebacker Chris Stevens, tight end Romeo Savant, defensive end Darrion Jones and linebacker Linus Chou.
Locker, a sophomore from Ferndale, Wash., became just the 19th quarterback in FBS (Division I-A) history to rush for more than 100 yards and pass for more than 300 in the same game. He completed 17 of 30 passes for 336 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 157 yards and two scores on 23 carries. His passing and rushing yardage totals were both career highs and his 98-yard TD pass to Marcel Reece was the longest scrimmage play in UW history.
Reffett, a senior from Moses Lake, Wash., had two tackles in the game and also got a hand on an extra-point attempt, his third kick block of the season.
Stevens, a junior from Mojave, Calif., earned the honor on special teams, as he scored on a 30-yard fumble return on a would-be Arizona punt. He also had two tackles, including a sack.
Savant, a freshman from Cathlamet, Wash., Jones, a junior from Lynwood, Calif., and Chou, a junior from Seattle, were honored for their work on the Huskies' special teams, defensive and offensive service teams, respectively.