Sept. 3, 2005
Husky quarterback Isaiah Stanback set new career highs for completions and yards. His previous highs were 11 completions and 219 yards, both last season vs. Oregon State.
Shaun Carney's 84-yard pass to Greg Kirkwood in the fourth quarter was the fourth-longest TD pass in Air Force history and the longest since 1984. The score capped a 99-yard drive.
Air Force wasn't charged with its first penalty (offensive holding) until 4:15 remained in the second quarter.
Senior Scott Eberle's 40-yard field goal late in the first half was the first field goal attempt of his career. His field goal capped a 13-play, 57-yard drive that took 6:14 off the clock.
In lengthy drive that covered the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the second (the drive lasted 16 plays, 57 yards, 5:32), with the entire second-team offense on the field, Air Force converted two consecutive fourth downs, one on a fake punt.
Only three Huskies made their first-ever start today: cornerback Darin Harris, tailback Louis Rankin and tight end Jared Bronson. Bronson had never played in a game while the other two both played last season as a true freshman (Harris) and redshirt freshman (Rankin).
After their second drive of the game, when the Huskies scored a field goal, tailback Louis Rankin had rushed for 53 yards. All of last season, in the eight games he played, Rankin totaled only 35 rushing yards on nine carries. Therefore, he'd also more than doubled his career carries by halftime (he had 12 at half).
Corey Williams' 38-yard reception in the first quarter was the longest of his career.
Senior James Sims' one-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was the first TD of his career. After playing safety his first two seasons, he moved to offense prior to last year.
Sophomore wide receiver Cody Ellis, who had only one prior reception before today, caught his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Washington's captains today were seniors Evan Benjamin, Joe Lobendahn, James Sims and Joe Toledo. The Huskies will not have season-long captains this year, but will instead list captains on a game-by-game basis.