Nov. 19, 2005
Husky seniors Evan Benjamin, Joe Lobendahn, James Sims and Brad Vanneman were honored as the Huskies' season captains today. During the seasons, the UW utilitzed game captains each week and only this week named captains for the season.
UW tailback Kenny James' 65-yard touchdown pass to Sonny Shackelford in the first quarter was the second pass attempt (and completion) of James' career. Last year, he completed a three-yard pass vs. Oregon State in his only other try.
WSU's Loren Langley's 48-yard field goal late in the first half tied his career long for a made field goal.
Langley missed three field goals in the game. Prior to today, Husky opponents had missed only one field goal all season (a 44-yard try from ASU's Jesse Ainsworth) and were 16-for-17 on the season.
With 122 yards on 18 carries at halftime, WSU tailback Jerome Harrison reached the century mark in rushing yards by halftime for the eighth time this season.
With 207 yards for the game, Harrison also posted his 14th straight 100-yard rushing game and the 15th of his Cougar career, tying the WSU record for career 100-yard rushing games, also held by Shaumbe Wright-Fair.
Harrison posted his fourth 200-yard rushing game of the season. This year, he also surpassed 200 against Stanford (29 carries, 218 yards), UCLA (34-260) and Arizona State (38-240). Today was his first 200-yard rushing game on the road as the other three all came at Martin Stadium.
Washington State's failed two-point PAT try in the third quarter was the first two-point PAT attempt all season in a Husky game, either by the UW or by an opponent. Coincidentally, the Huskies went for two shortly thereafter, early in the fourth quarter, converting on a pass from Isaiah Stanback to Anthony Russo.
After going 5-for-11 for 46 yards in the entire first half (first and second quarters combined), UW quarterback Isaiah Stanback had a solid third quarter, completing 6-of-8 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown.
UW junior punter Sean Douglas finished the year with a 42.6-yard average per punt, the second-highest single-season average in Husky history. He trailed only Skip Boyd (43.0 in 1973) and just slightly ahead of his last season's average of 42.6 (42.57).