Oct. 25, 2010
|Gametracker||Live Audio||Gameday Central|
|TV: Versus||Radio: Washington ISP Sports Network|
THE GAME: The Washington football team (3-4 overall, 2-2 in the Pac-10) returns to Seattle this Saturday to play host to Stanford (6-1, 3-1) at Husky Stadium. Kickoff for the game, which will air nationally on Versus, is slated for 4:00 p.m. The Huskies are facing their fourth ranked opponent in five weeks. The Stanford game is the next-to-last home game of the year for the Huskies, who will travel to No. 1 Oregon the following Saturday.
QUICK HITTERS VS. STANFORD: Washington has alternated wins and losses for eight straight games, dating to last season (W-L-W-L-W-L-W-L) ... the last time the UW matched that was a stretch from 1994-95 (also eight games until two straight wins) ... 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 11.7 tackles per game, good for third (tied) in the nation ... Nate Williams (3rd, 8.9) and Cort Dennison (4th, 8.7) also rank among the top-five tacklers in the league ... walkon punter Kiel Rasp, who took over for injured starter Will Mahan after game one, ranks No. 19 in the nation in punting with an average of 44.9 yards per boot ... junior WR Jermaine Kearse ranks No. 12 in the nation and is second in the Pac-10 with 99.5 receiving yards per game ... sophomore TB Chris Polk now has eight career 100-yard rushing games, which includes three this year ... when they face No. 1 Oregon next week, the Huskies will have faced six ranked teams in seven games ... with 20 scores in 22 trips, the Huskies rank No. 8 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 8,794 career yards of total offense now ranks 16th in Pac-10 history.
TELEVISION: The Washington-Stanford game will air nationally on Versus television, with Ron Thulin, Glenn Parker and Lewis Johnson providing the commentary. Versus is channel 34/626 (HD) on most Seattle-area cable systems. Check your local channel lineup. 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.
HUSKIES vs. CARDINAL HISTORY: Washington holds a relatively close 40-36-4 advantage in the series against Stanford, but has been the dominant team in recent decades. After winning eight straight vs. Stanford from 1959 to 1966, the Huskies lost 10 in a row from 1967 to 1976. Since that 1976 loss, Washington has gone 21-6 against the Cardinal. One of those six losses was a big upset in 1982 when the No. 2 Huskies fell to the Cardinal, 43-31, in Palo Alto. The second UW loss during that stretch came at Stanford in 1994, when the Cardinal upset 12th-ranked Washington, 46-28. More recently, the Cardinal beat the Huskies, 27-13, at Palo Alto in 2004. After no game in 2005, Stanford won its second straight over the UW in a 20-3 victory in 2006 at Husky Stadium. The Cardinal also won two seasons ago in Seattle, 35-28, and last year in Palo Alto (34-14). The most recent UW victory came in 2007, when the Huskies rushed for a total of 388 yards in a 27-9 win over the Cardinal. Louis Rankin led the way with 255 yards on 36 carries. Over the last 13 seasons, the two old league rivals have not played one other four times (1998, 1999, 2002 and 2005). Washington and Stanford first played one another in 1893 in a game that marked the first major college opponent for UW. That game, played in West Seattle, resulted in a 40-0 Stanford victory. There wouldn't be another matchup between the two schools until 1920, when the Cardinal nipped Washington, 3-0, in the last UW home game played somewhere other than Husky Stadium. Three weeks after that game, the UW would open what would eventually come to be known as Husky Stadium. After a 0-0 tie in 1921, the Huskies' first victory in the series came in 1922, 12-8 at Palo Alto.
WASHINGTON-STANFORD TIES: Stanford's coaching staff included defensive line coach Randy Hart, who spent 21 seasons (1988-2008) under five different head coaches at the UW. Additionally, Husky WRs coach Jimmie Dougherty was on Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh's staff at the University of San Diego when Harbaugh was the Toreros' head coach. Stanford assistants Lance Anderson, Tim Drevno and David Shaw were also on that USD staff. There are just two Washingtonians on the current Stanford roster: junior OL David DeCastro (Bellevue), and sophomore FB Geoff Meinken (Lynnwood). Washington's roster includes numerous Californians, but only six from Northern California: DiAndre Campbell (Oakland), Ken Egu (San Francisco), Mason Foster (Seaside), Anthony Gobern (Fair Oaks), De'Shon Matthews (Sacramento) and Jordan Wallace (Sacramento). Only a few Huskies attended the same high school as any Cardinal players. DeCastro went to Bellevue High with Husky long snapper Brendan Lopez. Husky receiver Devin Aguilar and Stanford TE Ryan Hewitt are both graduates of Denver's Mullen High while Stanford's Terrence Brown and UW's Garret Gillliand both went to Orange Lutheran. Cardinal WR Chris Owusu attended Oaks Christian, same as Husky freshmen Erik Kohler and Nick Montana while Stanford's Konrad and Warren Rueland, and David Green, and UW's Mike Criste all went to Mission Viejo HS. Cardinal RB Anthony Wilkerson and Husky DT Chris Robinson both played at Tustin High in southern California. Lastly, Stanford safety Delano Howell is the younger brother of former Husky linebacker Dan Howell.
HUSKIES vs. BAY AREA SCHOOLS: Washington has a combined, all-time record of 100-75-8 vs. opponents from the San Francisco Bay Area. Washington is 48-38-4 against Cal, 40-36-4 vs. Stanford, 10-0 vs. San Jose State, 1-1 vs. St. Mary's and 1-0 vs. Santa Clara. The Huskies haven't played Santa Clara since 1935 and St. Mary's since 1947. Since 1977, UW is 50-11-0 vs. Bay Area teams: 21-5 vs. Cal, 21-6 vs. Stanford and 8-0 vs. San Jose State.
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. Additionally, five true freshmen have started at least one game this season: Fuimaono, Gilliland, Jamora, Kohler and Porter.
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
vs. Oregon State: Victor Aiyewa, Colin Tanigawa
at Arizona: Justin Glenn, Josh Shirley