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Three Straight Games With Defensive TD - Washington Huskies

Three Straight Games With Defensive TD

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As most Husky fans are well aware, Washington has scored a defensive touchdown in three consecutive games. Sept. 26 at Stanford, safety Justin Glenn scooped up a lateral and returned it 51 yards for a score. A week later at Notre Dame, freshman cornerback Desmond Trufant pulled off the same feat, scoring from 17 yards out.

And, last Saturday vs. Arizona, linebacker Mason Foster picked up a deflected pass and returned the interception 37 yards for what proved the game-winning touchdown.

After some exhaustive research, the UW athletic communications department can confirm that, at least since 1947, a Husky team has never before scored a defensive touchdown in three straight games.

Washington's game-by-game archives date back to 1947 and, after going through each game over the past 62 season's worth of games, no three-game stretch of games in which the defense scored could be found, even spanning more than one season (i.e., the final game of one season and the first two games of the next, for example). There were numerous instances of defensive TDs in back-to-back games, but none in three straight.

For the record, this research only covers fumble recoveries, fumble returns and interception returns by the defense and doesn't count offensive fumble recoveries or any scores made on special teams (for example, fumbles recovered or returned on a special teams play, blocked punts returned or recovered for TDs, etc.).


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