Washington-Oregon Game Notes
Today's game captains for the Huskies were senior safety Tripper Johnson and RS-freshman cornerback Adam Long. They joined season captains Donald Butler, Jake Locker, Daniel Te'o-Nesheim and Ryan Tolar.
Washington held Oregon to a three-and-out on the Ducks' first offensive possession of the game. It was only the second time this season that the UW held an opponent to a three-and-out on the opponents' first drive. The only other time was vs. Idaho. In four of the seven previous games, the Huskies' opponent scored either a touchdown or a field goal on their first drive.
Washington held the Ducks scoreless in the first quarter, finishing the opening period ahead, 3-0. It was the first time this season that the Huskies have held an opponent to no points in the opening 15 minutes.
When Oregon's Jeremiah Masoli scored on a one-yard run late in the first half, it marked only the third time in 13 attempts that a Husky opponent had turned a turnover into a touchdown. Masoli's score came on the ensuing drive after Jake Locker was intercepted in the endzone. The other two previous TDs were by LSU (on an interception returned for a score) and by Arizona (on a Greg Nwoko run). Of course, the Ducks converted two other turnovers into TDs in the third quarter as well.
Erik Folk's 48-yard field goal, which closed out the first half, was the longest of his career. The sophomore had a previous career-long of 46 yards, earlier this year vs. USC.
Jermaine Kearse's 47-yard reception in the third quarter was his longest of the year.
Husky tailback Chris Polk posted the second 100-yard rushing game of his career, finishing the game with 104 yards on 18 carries. He had 136 rushing yards at Notre Dame earlier this year.
Devin Aguilar set a new career high with eight receptions, breaking the personal best of seven, set last week at ASU.