Oct. 27, 2007
Husky quarterback Jake Locker became the 19th quarterback in FBS (Division I-A) history to pass for more than 300 yards and rush for more than 100 in the same game, finishing with 336 and 157, respectively. Here are the 18 previous QBs to accomplish that feat (a list that includes UW's Marques Tuiasosopo, the only player to go for 300 and 200): Archie Manning, Mississippi vs. Alabama, Oct. 4, 1969 (104 rushing, 436 passing); Steve Young, BYU vs. Baylor, Sept. 10, 1983 (113 rushing, 351 passing); Ned James, New Mexico vs. Wyoming, Nov. 1, 1986 (118 rushing, 406 passing); Randy Welniak, Wyoming vs. Air Force, Sept. 24, 1988 (108 rushing, 359 passing); Donald Douglas, Houston vs. SMU, Oct. 19, 1991 (103 rushing, 319 passing); Shaun King, Tulane vs. Army, Nov. 14, 1998 (133 rushing, 332 passing); Michael Bishop, Kansas St. vs. Nebraska, Nov. 14, 1998 (140 rushing, 306 passing); Michael Bishop, Kansas St. vs. Texas A&M, Dec. 5, 1998 (101 rushing, 341 passing); Marques Tuiasosopo, Washington vs. Stanford, Oct. 30, 1999 (207 rushing, 302 passing); Brian Broadwater, Navy vs. Tulane, Nov. 11, 2000 (115 rushing, 302 passing); Woodrow Dantzler, Clemson vs. North Carolina St. , Oct. 13, 2001 (184 rushing, 333 passing); Shaun Hill, Maryland vs. Duke, Oct. 20, 2001 (105 rushing, 323 passing); Zak Kustok, Northwestern vs. Bowling Green, Nov. 17, 2001 (111 rushing, 421 passing); Kevin Kolb, Houston vs. TCU, Oct. 25, 2003 (144 rushing, 434 passing); Cory Randolph, Wake Forest vs. East Carolina, Sept. 11, 2004 (117 rushing, 334 passing); Drew Stanton, Michigan St. vs. Minnesota, Oct. 16, 2004 (102 rushing, 308 passing); Kent Smith, Central Mich. vs. Miami (Ohio), Sept. 10, 2005 (122 rushing, 356 passing); Reggie McNeal, Texas A&M vs. SMU, Sept. 17, 2005 (100 rushing, 349 passing).
Locker set a new season and career high for passing today with 336 yards. His previous high was 257, set last week vs. Oregon. In fact, Locker had already established the new high by halftime as he threw for 269 yards in the first half.
Locker also set a new season and career high for rushing yards with 157. His previous high was 102 vs. Ohio State.
With five games still to go, Locker is closing in on the Huskies' single-season rushing record for a quarterback. With 694 yards rushing, he's only three yards shy of Dennis Fitzpatrick's record of 697 rushing yards, set in 1974. Locker is already second on the list, having surpassed Marques Tuiasosopo (571 in 1999) today.
Willie Tuitama's 66-yard touchdown pass to Mike Thomas was the longest play of the season for the Wildcats.
Tuitama's 510 yards passing were the most ever an Arizona quarterback, breaking the record of 492 by Jason Johnson vs. Cal in 2002. The 510 yards were also the most ever by a Husky opponent, breaking the old mark of 500, set by BYU's Kevin Feterik in 1999.
The 98-yard touchdown pass from Locker to Marcel Reece is the longest scrimmage play in Husky history. The longest previous pass play was an 89-yard pass from Cody Pickett to Reggie Williams vs. San Jose State in 2002. The longest previous play (a rush) was a 94-yard carry by Sterling Hill vs. Puyallup in 1898. The longest modern play was a 92-yard rush from Dean Derby vs. Illinois in 1956.
That play also tied for the longest play ever by an Arizona opponent. The other 98-yard play in Wildcats opponent history was a 98-yard pass from TCU's Brandon Hassell to Reggie Harrell in 2003.
The Huskies' 99-yard scoring drive, which came thanks to that play, was only the third 99-yard drive in Husky history. The others came vs. Stanford in 1999 and vs. San Jose State in 2004.
The 41-yard pass from Locker to fifth-year senior Corey Williams in the second quarter was the longest reception of Williams' career.
Outside linebacker Chris Stevens scored the second TD of his UW career today, returning a fumble 30 yards for a score in the second quarter. Stevens scored last season vs. Washington State when he blocked a punt and ran it back 22 yards for a score.
UW senior Anthony Russo has caught a pass in 32 consecutive games.
Husky safety Mesphin Forrester's third-quarter interception was his second of the season. Before that pick, the Huskies had eight interceptions by eight different players.