Oct. 11, 2010
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THE GAME: The Washington football team (2-3 overall, 1-1 in the Pac-10) hosts its second straight home night game this game this Saturday at 7:15 p.m. when Oregon State (3-2 overall, 2-0 in the Pac-10) visits Husky Stadium. The game will air live on ESPN. The Huskies are looking to rebound from a 24-14 loss last Saturday to Arizona State while the Beavers come to Seattle fresh from a 29-27 road win at Arizona. The Beavers moved back into the AP top 25 this week, earning the No. 24 spot. They're unrated by the coaches, but did earn 30 points in that poll. Washington returns to the road the following Saturday when the Dawgs travel to Tucson to take on Arizona.
QUICK HITTERS VS. OSU: Senior LB Mason Foster, who led the Pac-10 in tackles in 2008, continues to sit atop the league in that stat again in 2010 with 12.0 tackles per game, good for seventh in the nation ... Nate Williams (3rd, 8.6), Cort Dennison (5th, 8.0) and Nate Fellner (10th, 7.4) also rank among the top-10 tacklers in the league ... walkon punter Kiel Rasp, who took over for injured starter Will Mahan after game one, ranks No. 11 in the nation in punting with an average of 45.47 yards per boot ... sophomore TB Chris Polk now has seven career 100-yard rushing games, which includes two this year ... if Arizona, Stanford and Oregon remain in the AP top 25 the next two weeks, the Huskies will have faced six ranked teams in seven games that Oregon game ... with 15 scores in 16 trips, the Huskies rank No. 6 in the nation in red-zone offense ... Jake Locker now ranks second in UW history in career pass completions, attempts and yards (second to Cody Pickett in each case) ... Locker's 8,289 career yards of total offense now ranks 19th in Pac-10 history.
TELEVISION: The Washington-Oregon State game will air regionally on ESPN television, with Carter Blackburn, former Husky quarterback Brock Huard and former Oregon head coach Mike Bellotti providing the commentary. You can also see the game at espn3.com. Additionally, "Huskies All-Access" airs each Wednesday evening on FSN. The program is an up-close look at each Husky game, with features, one-on-one interviews and sideline video.
RADIO: The Washington ISP Sports Network, with its flagship station KJR 950-AM, will carry the live broadcast of every football game on 17 Northwest radio stations. Longtime play-by-play man Bob Rondeau and color analyst Damon Huard are joined by sideline reporter Elise Woodward. The Husky broadcast will also air on Sirius and XM satellite radio, and can be heard over the internet via the Dawg Channel at gohuskies.com. The game will also air on ESPN Radio with Bill Rosinski, David Norrie and Joe Schad providing the call.
ENTIRE STAFF RETURNS: For the first time in two decades, the entire Husky football coaching staff returns in 2010. The head coach and all nine full-time assistants are back from the 2009 staff. The last time that happened at Washington was in 1990, when head coach Don James' entire staff returned after the 1989 season. Incidentally, both graduate assistants also return in 2010, though that wasn't the case in 1990, when more GAs were allowed on a staff.
HUSKIES vs. BEAVERS HISTORY: Washington holds a 57-33-4 record in the all-time series against Oregon State, having won the 15 of the last 22 meetings and 25 of the last 33, dating back to 1975. The series against the Beavers is the second -longest (to Stanford) active series in Washington football history in terms of years and third-longest in terms of total meetings (to Oregon and Washington State). The teams first met on Dec. 4, 1897, with Oregon State earning a 16-0 home win. That game was Washington's second-ever against a major college. The next OSU-UW game didn't come until 1902, a 16-6 UW win . From 1924 to 1964, the annual UW-OSU game was played either at Husky Stadium or Multnomah (Civic) Stadium in Portland (now called PGE Park). The Huskies are 32-19-2 all-time against OSU in games played in Seattle, including a 25-16-0 mark in Husky Stadium, and 25-14-2 all-time in games played away from Seattle. Since 1966, the OSU home games have been played in Corvallis. The Huskies are 15-6 all-time at Reser (Parker) Stadium and 17-9 all-time in Corvallis. Last year at OSU, the Beavers got 159 rushing yards from Jacquizz Rodgers to roll to a 48-21 win over the Huskies. Two seasons ago in Seattle, James Rodgers rushed for 110 yards on only three carries and Lyle Moevao was 18-for-22 for 191 yards to lead OSU past the UW, 34-13. The 2007 game in Corvallis was memorable for an injury to Husky quarterback Jake Locker, controversial calls from referees and five more Alexis Serna field goals in a 29-23 Beavers win. In 2006 in Seattle, QB Isaiah Stanback's college career came to an end with a devastaing foot injury and the Huskies' lost, 27-17. In 2005, the Beavers got six field goals from Serna in an 18-10 win over Washington. In 2004 at Husky Stadium, OSU picked up its second win in four seasons against the UW with a 29-14 win, the Beavers first at Husky Stadium since 1985. Serna kicked a then-school-record five field goals to provide the winning margin. In 2003 in Corvallis, Charles Frederick piled up a school-record 371 all-purpose yards, scoring thrre touchdowns, as the Huskies cruised to a 38-17 win. The Beavers' next-most recent win (prior to 2004) in the series came in Corvallis on Nov. 10, 2001, when the Beavers broke a 13-game losing streak to the Huskies. That day, an unranked OSU team trounced No. 8 Washington, 49-24, the first Beaver win (home or away) since the 1985 Husky Stadium game. Several recent meetings have come down to the wire. In 2000, Ryan Cesca missed a game-tying field goal in the closing seconds as the Huskies held on for a 33-30 win. In 1998, the Beavers went for a two-point conversion with no time left. The pass attempt was batted down by Husky safety (and former OSU assistant coach) Nigel Burton and the Huskies won, 35-34.
WASHINGTON-OREGON STATE TIES: The most notable connection between the Washington and Oregon State football teams is the fact that Reggie Davis, the Beavers' second-year running backs coach, is a former Husky tight end and UW graduate. Davis, who earned four letters at Washington (1995-98), played under Beavers coach Mike Riley during Riley's tenure as the San Diego Chargers' head coach. Husky o-line coach Dan Cozzetto spent three seasons (2000-02) in Corvallis while OSU video operations director Mike Ortiz worked in the video department at the UW for six years. Oregon State's current roster includes 13 players that graduated from Washington high schools: DE Scott Crichton (Tacoma/Foss), OL Grant Enger (Seattle/O'Dea), LB Charlie Gilmur (Tacoma/Curtis), TE Joe Halahuni (Orting), WR Garett Hall (Olympia), TE Connor Hamlett (Edmonds/Meadowdale), P Johnny Hekker (Bothell), OL, Colin Kelly (Kelso), C Alex Linnenkohl (Olympia/Capital), WR Geno Munoz (Tacoma/Mt. Tahoma), RB Dylan Parsons (Olympia), S Anthony Watkins (Burien/Highline) and CB Brian Watkins (Burien/Highline). Washington's roster includes only two players from the state of Oregon: freshman OL James Atoe (The Dalles/The Dalles-Wahtonka) and junior WR Jordan Polk (Portland/Lincoln). Polk attended the same high school as OSU's Taylor Kavanaugh while OSU's Enger went to O'Dea, the same school as Huskies Johri Fogerson, Zach Fogerson, Daniel Kanczugowski, Quinton Richardson and Ben Riva. Several Huskies and Beavers attended the same high school somewhere other than Washington or Oregon. Huskies Anthony Tokunaga and Mykenna Ikehara attended Kamehameha High in Honolulu, the same as OSU's Brandon Harmon, Aaron Nichols, Ryan Pohl and Wilder McAndrews. UW C Gregory Christine and OSU LB Dwight Roberson were classmates at St. Bonaventure in Oxnard while UW's Semisi Tokolahi and OSU's Devon Kell were classmates at Hilo (Hawai'i) HS. UW OL Colin Tanigawa and OSU WR Brett Ackerman both went L.A.'s Loyola High Huskies Colin Porter and Michael Hartvigson went to Bothell, same as Hekker. UW TE Marlion Barnett and OSU CB Sean Martin RB Ryan McCants are all graduates of Santiago High in Corona, Calif., while Husky WR DiAndre Campbell and Beaver S Ryan Murphy both graduated from Oakland Tech last spring. UW's Drew Schultz and OSU's Parsons both went to Olympia and, lastly, UW DE Hau'oli Jamora went to Kahuku HS in Hawai'i, the same as five Beavers players: Shiloah Te'o, Suaesi Tuimaunei, Feti Unga, Uani Unga, and Walker Vave.
DAWGS AND THE NORTHWEST: Washington's oldest and longest rivalries are against the other three other northwest Pac-10 schools. The Huskies have faced Washington State 102 times, Oregon in 102 games and Oregon State on 93 occasions. Washington owns the advantage in all three series. The Huskies lead the Ducks 58-39-5, Washington State 65-31-6 and Oregon State 57-33-4. Combined, Washington has a 180-103-15 (.629) record against its northwest rivals. Washington has played all three of the Northwest teams in a season on 81 prior occasions. Over those 81 seasons in which Oregon, OSU and WSU were all on the UW schedule, the Dawgs have swept all three 28 times. In the meantime, the Huskies have lost to all three in the same season on only seven occasions.
PLAYING THE TRUE FRESHMEN: In the BYU game, Washington set a school record by utilizing 13 true freshmen. The largest number of true freshmen every to play in a season at the UW was 12, in 2008. Against Syracuse, a 14th first-year man played. Here's a list of freshmen who have played this year: TB Jesse Callier, CB Gregory Ducre, FB Zach Fogerson, LB Princeton Fuimaono, LB Garret Gilliland, TE Michael Hartvigson, DE Hau'oli Jamora, OL Erik Kohler, S Sean Parker, LB Cooper Pelluer, OL Colin Porter, DT Sione Potoa'e, WR Kevin Smith and S Taz Stevenson.
CAPTAINS: At the "Raise the Woof!" kickoff celebration held on Aug. 27, the four captains for the 2010 season, as voted by their teammates, were revealed. They are senior LB Mason Foster (Seaside, Calif.), junior offensive tackle Senio Kelemete (Seattle, Wash.), senior QB Jake Locker (Ferndale, Wash.) and senior S Nate Williams (Renton, Wash.). Locker was also voted as a season captain in 2009. Additionally, at each game, two game captains accompany the regular four on to the field for the coin flip. Here's a list of those:
at BYU: Cort Dennison, Nick Montana
vs. Syracuse: Victor Aiyewa, Andrew Hudson
vs. Nebraska: Greg Walker, Josh Shirley
at USC: Chris Robinson, Princeton Fuimaono
vs. Arizona State: Jesse Callier, Micah Hatchie