Washington Game Notes
The following Huskies saw their first career game action today: true freshman defensive end Talia Crichton, sophomore tight end Romeo Savant, redshirt freshman cornerback Adam Long, true freshman linebacker Jordan Wallace, redshirt freshman guard Mykenna Ikehara, junior tight end Dorson Boyce, redshirt freshman cornerback Anthony Gobern and sophomore guard Scott Shugert.
There was a penalty on four of the first five plays of the game, including the kickoff. The one on the kickoff (personal foul) went against the UW, but the next three were on Idaho (delay of game and two holdings).
Washington's 14-play, 97-yard drive for the game's opening touchdown was the Huskies' longest drive in terms of yards since a 2-play, 99-yard drive vs. Arizona on Oct. 27, 2007. That 2007 drive featured a 98-yard TD from Jake Locker to Marcel Reece.
Washington converted on third down on its first six attempts of the game. On the seventh, they failed to make a first down, but went for it on fourth-and-three. Chris Polk had a five-yard run to make that fourth-down conversion attempt en route to the Huskies' third TD of the day, the 31-yard pass to James Johnson.
Johnson, a true freshman who also scored in his college debut last week, scored in the second game of his career as well, a 31-yard pass from Jake Locker at the 1:31 mark in the second quarter.
Washington didn't punt the ball in the entire first half and didn't punt at all until there was 2:13 remaining in the third quarter.
Washington only had three offensive possessions in the first half and scored on all three of them.
Assuming that you don't count a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half as a "possession," Washington scored touchdowns on its first five possessions of the game.
The one-yard touchdown reception by sophomore tight end Chris Izbicki was the first reception of his career.
Husky linebacker Mason Foster has picked up both UW turnovers so far this season. He recovered a fumble vs. LSU and had an interception today vs. Idaho.
Today's "Lucky Dawg," the child who accompanied the Husky captains for the coin toss, was Nehemiah Holmes, from Federal Way, Wash.