Washington-BYU Postgame Notes
Sept. 6, 2008
Husky freshman tailback David Freeman, who did not see any game action last week at Oregon, played today. He became the ninth true freshman to play for the UW this season. On his very first play, late in the second quarter, he caught an eight-yard pass from Jake Locker.
Redshirt freshman tailback Willie Griffin also saw his first career action in the late stages of the third quarter. He rushed for 11 yards on his first career play and then got a first down with a three-yard carry on the next play.
Washington linebacker Mason Foster's interception inside the final minute of the first half was the first of his career.
Locker, who had 57 yards rushing last week and 62 today has led the Huskies in rushing in each of this season's two games.
Husky punter Jared Ballman improved his yards-per-punt average from 35.6 yards last week to 47.8 this week, an improvement of 12.2 yards per punt.
With 13 receptions this season, D'Andre Goodwin, the UW's leading returning wide receiver in terms of catches last season, has already doubled his season total from last year, when he had six.
In 38 games under Coach Tyrone Willingham, Washington has never accumulated 100 or more yards in penalties in a game. Today, the Huskies were called for four penalties for only 25 yards.
Husky Stadium's two upper-deck roofs were newly adorned for this game. The north deck's roof featured a large logo "W" while painted on the south deck roof was "Go Huskies." Both additions were made this week.
University of Washington student Jacob Fletcher won the AT&T Quarterback Challenge at halftime and was awarded a $5,000 tuition credit. He threw five passes at life-sized targets and connected on all five. On the first, he won a $50 gift card from the Husky Team Shop. On the second, he won Jawbone 2 bluetooth headset. On the third, he won a Sony Ericsson W 580i and a $150 AT&T gift card. On the fourth, he won a Samsung Blackjack 2 and a $500 AT&T gift card. The final throw earned him the tuition credit.