Washington-WSU Game Notes
Washington's win broke WSU's two-game win streak in the Apple Cup series. The Cougars have never beaten Huskies three consecutive times in the 102-game series.
Washington posted a shutout for the first time since the Huskies blanked USC, 27-0, on Nov. 1, 1997. It was the Huskies' first shutout of Washington State since the 1964 Apple Cup.
Husky linebacker Mason Foster's first-quarter interception was his team-leading third of the season. It's also the ninth turnover this year in which he had a hand, with two other picks, a fumble recovery and five forced fumbles this season.
At the end of the first quarter, the Huskies led 3-0, tying for the lowest-scoring (combined score) opening quarter of the season. Washington also led 3-0 after one quarter. The WSU and Oregon games are also the only two games this year in which the UW held its opponent off the board in the opening quarter.
Jake Locker's 50-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse early in the second quarter was the longest scoring pass of the season for the Huskies. Locker had a 51-yard completion to Johri Fogerson vs. LSU, but that did not result in a TD.
That TD reception by Kearse marked the third straight game in which he has scored a TD. In both of the two previous games (at UCLA and at Oregon State), he caught two TDs.
Husky placekicker Erik Folk booted a 46-yard field goal late in the second quarter, tying for his second-longest successful FG of the season. He made a 48-yarder vs. Oregon and also had a 46-yard boot vs. USC. It also made him 4-of-6 on kicks of 40 yards or longer this year.
With 130 yards rushing today, Chris Polk now has 1,019 on the season, making him the first Husky freshman (he's a redshirt freshman) to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. He's the 11th different Husky to break the 1,000-yard mark in a season and it's the 14th 1,000-yard season by a UW back (Greg Lewis had two 1,000-yard seasons and Napoleon Kaufman had three). Jake Locker held the UW freshman record for rushing yards in a season, with 986 in 2007.
Polk rushed for 100 yards in his fourth consecutive game, tying him for the third-most consecutive 100-yard games in UW history. Only Greg Lewis (10 straight in 1989 and '90) and Corey Dillon (seven straight in 1996) have had more consecutive 100-yard games. Rashaan Shehee also had four in a row in 1997.
With 196 yards passing today, Jake Locker now has 2,552 for the season and 5,126 for his career. He now ranks sixth in single-season passing yards and sixth in career yards on the UW top-10 charts.