Sept. 23, 2006
Washington's comeback from a 16-point deficit marked the seventh biggest successful comeback in Husky history. Here are the six comebacks from farther behind: 24 points (trailed 27-3, won 28-27, 11/12/88 vs. Cal in Seattle); 21 points (trailed 21-0, won, 27-26, at Cal, 10/10/81); 21 points (trailed 21-0, won 22-21, at Purdue 9/23/72); 21 points (trailed 21-0, won 28-27, at UCLA, 10/28/89); 20 points (trailed 23-3, won 24-23, at Cal 10/9/93), 17 points (trailed 17-0, won 21-17 at Oregon, 9/22/79). Today's game was therefore the second biggest HOME comeback in Husky history.
Washington totaled just 249 yards of total offense. Husky quarterback Isaiah Stanback had 248 (200 passing, 48 rushing).
Stanback's three passing touchdowns were a new career high. His previous high was two.
The first down that Washington got on a pass interference penalty with about 6:30 to go in the second quarter was both the first UW first down of the game and the first time all season that the Huskies had earned a first down by penalty.
After Isaiah Stanback's second-quarter fumble -- the Huskies' sixth turnover of the year -- UCLA was held to a three-and-out and punted. That marked the first time this season that the UW held a team off the scoreboard after surrendering a turnover. Of course, after their next turnover, a Stanback fumble in the third quarter, the UW defense got the ball back on a Mesphin Forrester interception, the second in as many games for the Huskies' nickelback. In the fourth, after a Stanback interception, UCLA was forced to punt.
Washington's 92-yard scoring drive late in the second quarter was the UW's longest scoring drive of the year, in terms of yards. The Huskies' previous long was an 87-yarder vs. Fresno State.
Senior Sonny Shackelford, who was on the receiving end of the Huskies' first two touchdowns today, posted his first two-TD game of his career. He came into the season with three career touchdowns and has added four more this year.
Shackelford also set a new career high with nine receptions. His old high was six, which he did twice last season. With 120 yards receiving today, Shackelford also became the first 100-yard receiver for the Dawgs this season.
After going 1-for-4 for six yards passing in the first quarter, Husky quarterback Isaiah Stanback was 6-for-9 for 102 yards and one TD in the second, 6-for-7 for 47 yards and one TD in the third and 5-for-9 for 47 yards and one TD in the fourth.
Coming into today's game, UW opponents had scored all 10 times they had ventured inside the Huskies' red zone (inside the 20-yard line), posting seven touchdowns and three field goals in those 10. Today, the Bruins got three field goals, just one touchdown and an interception in five trips.
UCLA senior kicker Justin Medlock moved into the No. 4 spot on UCLA' all-time scoring list today. With 13 points scored today, he now has 278 for his career, moving him past running back DeShaun Foster (266 from 1998-2001) and kicker Alfredo Velasco (267 from 1986-89). Medlock still has John Lee (390), Skip Hicks (330) and Bjorn Merten (301) ahead of him on the Bruins' all-time list.
With four field goals, Medlock tied a single-game career high and also moved into a tie for third place on the Bruin's all-time field goals made list with 51. He equaled Alfredo Velasco (51) and currently trails only John Lee (85) and Bjorn Merten (57).
UCLA tailback Chris Markey's 63-yard run in the first quarter was the longest run of his career. His previous long was a 61-yarder two seasons ago as a freshman.