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Huskies Head South To Take On Beavers
Release: 11/18/2013
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Shaq Thompson and the Dawgs take on Oregon State Saturday night in Corvallis (7:30 p.m. PT / ESPN2).
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THE GAME:  The Washington football team (6-4 overall, 3-4 Pac-12) plays the first of two straight games vs. Northwest rivals to wrap up the 2013 regular season when the Dawgs head south to face Oregon State (6-4, 4-3) Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. PT at Reser Stadium. The game will air on ESPN2 television. The following Friday, the day after Thanskgiving, the Huskies take on Washington State in the annual Apple Cup, at Husky Stadium. That game will air live on FOX television and kick off at 12:30 p.m. PT.

QUICK SNAPS:  Bishop Sankey enters the week as the nation’s No. 4 rusher with 139.6 yards per game ... Sankey, one of only four Huskies to surpass 1,000 yards in more than one season, also ranks No. 6 in the nation in rushing touchdowns, with 14 ... his 32 career rushing TDs are third in UW history, just three shy of Napoleon Kaufman’s record ... Sankey’s 3,022 career rush yards are good for 4th in UW history while his 1,396 yards this season are already sixth-most ... Keith Price moved into the No. 2 spot in UW career passing yards in ASU game ... he now has 8,615 career yards ... Austin Seferian-Jenkins has 19 career touchdown receptions, easily the most in UW history by a tight end, but also fourth-most in Husky history among all players ... Sean Parker’s 11 career interceptions are tied for seventh-most in UW history ... the UW has scored on its opening drive of the third quarter in nine of 10 games this season (all but Idaho State, when back-up players were already in the game) ... the Huskies have turned the ball over 13 times this year, and have allowed only three of those turnovers to be converted into a touchdown ... conversely, the UW has converted 12 of 16 takeaways into touchdowns ... 10 true freshmen have played this season: WR Darrell Daniels, DB Kevin King, DE Joe Mathis, WR John Ross, WR Damore’ea Stringfellow, PK Cameron Van Winkle, DB Trevor Walker, DE Marcus Farria, WR Taelon Parson, DB Kaleb Taylor ... not counting specialists (kickers, punter, snappers, holders, returners) the UW has 37 players who have started at least one game in their career, including eight offensive linemen ... however, only 28 different players have started a game this season.

TELEVISION:  The Washington-Oregon State game will air live on the ESPN2, with Mark Jones (play-by-play), Brock Huard (analyst) and Jessica Mendoza (sidelines) providing the commentary. The Pac-12 Network will also air condensed, one-hour replays of the game during the following week.

RADIO:  The Washington IMG College Network, with its flagship station KJR 950-AM, will carry the live broadcast of every football game on 19 Northwest radio stations. Longtime play-by-play man Bob Rondeau and color analyst Damon Huard are joined by sideline reporter Elise Woodward. The UW broadcast of the game will also air on Sirius (108) and XM (197) satellite radio.

HUSKIES vs. BEAVERS HISTORY: Washington holds a 59-34-4 record in the all-time series against Oregon State, having won the 17 of the last 25 meetings and 27 of the last 36, 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. Last season, Washington handed a 6-0 OSU squad its first loss in a 20-17 victory at CenturyLink Field. The winning score came on a 30-yard field goal from Travis Coons with one minute, 20 seconds remaining. In 2011 at OSU, the Beavers upset the UW with a 38-21 victory. In 2010 in Seattle, Washington won 35-34 in two overtimes, denying a two-point conversion for the winning play. Jake Locker tied a school record with five TD passes, including four to Jermaine Kearse. In 2009 at OSU, the Beavers got 159 rushing yards from Jacquizz Rodgers to roll to a 48-21 win over the Huskies. In 2008 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 Locker, controversial calls from referees and five 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 devastating 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 three 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 other 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 Nigel Burton and the Huskies won, 35-34.

WASHINGTON-OREGON STATE TIES:  Second-year UW defensive backs coach Keith Heyward is a former Oregon State football player and also spent four seasons on Mike Riley’s staff at OSU. Husky o-line coach Dan Cozzetto spent three seasons (2000-02) in Corvallis. Additionally, Third-year OSU receivers coach Brent Brennan was a graduate assistant at the UW in 1999. Oregon State’s current roster includes nine players that graduated from Washington high schools: TE Kellen Clute (Mt. Spokane), DE Scott Crichton (Foss), OL Grant Enger (O’Dea), LB Charlie Gilmur (Curtis), TE Connor Hamlett (Meadowdale), OL Josh Mitchell (Mount Si), LB Caleb Saulo (Kentlake), TE Caleb Smith (Kentridge) and TE Dustin Stanton (Lakewood). Washington’s roster includes just two players from the state of Oregon: James Atoe (The Dalles) and Andrew Kirkland (Portland). Kirkland attended Jesuit High, as did Beaver Ryan Cope OSU’s Enger went to O’Dea, the same school as Huskies Luke Hutchison and Ben Riva. Several Huskies and Beavers attended the same high school somewhere other than Washington or Oregon: UW’s DiAndre Campbell and OSU’s Ryan Murphy (Oakland Tech); UW’s Psalm Wooching and OSU’s Manase Hungalu (Kealakehe). Finally, Beaver Michael Morovick is the younger brother of former UW snapper Danny Morovick.

DAWGS & THE NORTHWEST:  Washington’s most-played rivalries are against the other three other northwest Pac-12 schools. The Huskies have faced Washington State 105 times, Oregon in 106 games and Oregon State on 97 occasions. Washington owns the advantage in all three series. The Huskies lead the Ducks 58-43-5, Washington State 67-32-6 and Oregon State 59-34-4. Combined, Washington has a 184-109-15 (.622) record against its northwest rivals. Washington has played all three of the Northwest teams in a season on 84 prior occasions. Over those 84 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.

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