Washington-UCLA Postgame Notes
With the late start, when the UW-UCLA game kicked off tonight, only eight other games in Division-I FBS were still underway, and all of them were at halftime or later.
True freshman defensive end Everrette Thompson started the game tonight. He's the 10th different true freshman to make at least one start this season.
Sophomore Brandon Johnson got the start at tailback this evening, his first of the season. Johnson is the fifth different Husky to start at tailback this year and the first non-freshman. Previously, true freshmen Chris Polk, David Freeman and Terrance Dailey, as well as RS-freshman Willie Griffin, had started there.
Senior Trenton Tuiasosopo's first-quarter interception was his first of the season and second of his career. The other was last season vs. Oregon State.
The Huskies turned Tuiasosopo's pick into a touchdown, a seven-yard run from Brandon Johnson. It was only the third time this season that the UW had converted a turnover into a touchdown.
UW safety Tripper Johnson notched the first interception of his career early in the second quarter.
Mesphin Forrester's third-quarter interception was the UW's third pick of the night. That doubled the Huskies' season total as they entered the game with three interceptions on the season. The pick was Forrester's first of 2008 and the fifth of his career.
UCLA's Kai Forbath hit a 49-yard field goal in the second quarter. It was his ninth straight made field goal and his longest of the season.
UCLA's Derrick Coleman had the first start of his career at running back. He is the 20th Bruin to make his first start this season.
UCLA scored on its first drive of the game for the first time this season. It was the second offensive touchdown scored in the first quarter this season.
UCLA punter Aaron Perez became the school career record-holder for most punts in a career with his second boot of the game.