Homecoming Brings Beavers To Seattle Saturday
Oct. 22, 2012
THE GAME:The Washington football team (3-4 overall, 1-3 Pac-12) continues its scheduling gauntlet as the Huskies face their fifth top-11-ranked opponent in seven games Saturday when Oregon State (6-0, 4-0 Pac-12) comes to CenturyLink Field for a 7:15 p.m. game. The game will air live on the Pac-12 Networks. The Huskies have lost three in a row after having won three of four to begin the season. The Beavers come into the game ranked No. 7 in the AP Top 25 and No. 9 in the USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll. Oregon State is one of just 11 remaining unbeaten teams in NCAA Division I FBS and one of two in the Pac-12 (along with Oregon). Last Saturday in Corvallis, the Beavers beat Utah, 21-7. Never before in UW history have the Huskies played five teams ranked among the nation's top 11 in a stretch of seven games. The only thing close was in 2011, when Washington faced six top-11 opponents, though over the course of the entire season (from the season opener to the bowl game). After the OSU game, the Huskies face Cal in a Friday night game in Berkeley before closing out the 2012 home schedule Nov. 10 vs. Utah. Games at Colorado and WSU wrap up the regular season.
QUICK SNAPS: Only a true sophomore, Austin Seferian-Jenkins already has 78 career receptions for 985 yards ... the 78 receptions are fourth-most in UW history by a tight end and the 985 yards rank fifth ... his 9 TD receptions also rank third by a TE ... Seferian-Jenkins' 37 receptions this year are most in the nation among TEs ... Bishop Sankey has rushed for 100 yards in three games ... against Stanford, he ran for 144 yards, more than Stanford had given up total in its first four games (124) ... the Cardinal led the nation in rush defense entering the game vs. the UW ... Kasen Williams had 10 catches vs. Stanford, the first time a UW receiver had made double-digit catches in a game since Reggie Williams caught 13 vs. Arizona in 2003 ... Washington had seven true freshmen see action in the season-opener Sept. 1 vs. San Diego State: P Korey Durkee, LS Ryan Masel, WR Jaydon Mickens, WR Kendyl Taylor, S Shaq Thompson, DE Pio Vatuvei and TB Erich Wilson II ... both Mickens and Thompson started the game ... Taylor started the game at LSU (as did Thompson) ... two more true freshmen made their debut vs. Portland State: WR Marvin Hall and OG Shane Brostek, who started vs. Stanford ... Cory Littletonbecame the 10th Husky freshman to play when he started at Oregon ... a total of 16 players made their UW debut vs. San Diego State while five more players made their collegiate debut in the game at LSU ... against Portland State, an additional 10 players got on the field for the first time and one more did so at Oregon, meaning that 32 Huskies have played in their first UW games this season, so far.
TELEVISION:The Washington-Oregon State game will air live to a national audience on the Pac-12 Network with Ted Robinson, Glenn Parker and Ryan Nece providing the commentary.
RADIO:The Washington IMG College Network, with its flagship station KJR 950-AM/102.9 FM, will carry the live broadcast of every football game on 18 Northwest radio stations. Longtime play-by-play man Bob Rondeau and color analyst Damon Huard are joined by sideline reporter Elise Woodward. The UW broadcast of the game will also air on Sirius 128 and XM 193 satellite radio.
HUSKIES vs. BEAVERS HISTORY: Washington holds a 58-34-4 record in the all-time series against Oregon State, having won the 16 of the last 24 meetings and 26 of the last 35, dating back to 1975. The series against the Beavers is the second-longest (to Stanford) active series in Washington football history in terms of years and third-longest in terms of total meetings (to Oregon and Washington State). The teams first met on Dec. 4, 1897, with Oregon State earning a 16-0 home win. That game was Washington's second-ever against a major college. The next OSU-UW game didn't come until 1902, a 16-6 UW win. From 1924 to 1964, the annual UW-OSU game was played either at Husky Stadium or Multnomah (Civic) Stadium in Portland. The Huskies are 33-19-2 all-time against OSU in games played in Seattle, including a 25-16-0 mark in Husky Stadium, and 25-15-2 all-time in games played away from Seattle. Since 1966, the OSU home games have been played in Corvallis. The Huskies are 15-7 all-time at Reser (Parker) Stadium and 17-10 all-time in Corvallis. Last year at OSU, the Beavers upset the UW with a 38-21 victory. In 2010 in Seattle, Washington won 35-34 in two overtimes, denying a two-point conversion for the winning play. Jake Locker tied a school record with five TD passes, including four to Jermaine Kearse. In 2009 at OSU, the Beavers got 159 rushing yards from Jacquizz Rodgers to roll to a 48-21 win over the Huskies. In 2008 in Seattle, James Rodgers rushed for 110 yards on only three carries and Lyle Moevao was 18-for-22 for 191 yards to lead OSU past the UW, 34-13. The 2007 game in Corvallis was memorable for an injury to Locker, controversial calls from referees and five Alexis Serna field goals in a 29-23 Beavers win. In 2006 in Seattle, QB Isaiah Stanback's college career came to an end with a devastating foot injury and the Huskies' lost, 27-17. In 2005, the Beavers got six field goals from Serna in an 18-10 win over Washington. In 2004 at Husky Stadium, OSU picked up its second win in four seasons against the UW with a 29-14 win, the Beavers first at Husky Stadium since 1985. Serna kicked a then-school-record five field goals to provide the winning margin. In 2003 in Corvallis, Charles Frederickpiled up a school-record 371 all-purpose yards, scoring three touchdowns, as the Huskies cruised to a 38-17 win. The Beavers' next-most recent win (prior to 2004) in the series came in Corvallis on Nov. 10, 2001, when the Beavers broke a 13-game losing streak to the Huskies. That day, an unranked OSU team trounced No. 8 Washington, 49-24, the first Beaver win (home or away) since the 1985 Husky Stadium game. Several other recent meetings have come down to the wire. In 2000, Ryan Cesca missed a game-tying field goal in the closing seconds as the Huskies held on for a 33-30 win. In 1998, the Beavers went for a two-point conversion with no time left. The pass attempt was batted down by Husky safety Nigel Burton and the Huskies won, 35-34.
WASHINGTON-OREGON STATE TIES: First-year UW defensive backs coach Keith Heyward is a former Oregon State football player and also spent the last four seasons on Mike Riley's staff at OSU. Husky o-line coach Dan Cozzetto spent three seasons (2000-02) in Corvallis. Additionally, second-year OSU receivers coach Brent Brennan was a graduate assistant at the UW in 1999. Oregon State's current roster includes 14 players that graduated from Washington high schools: TE Kellen Clute (Mt. Spokane), DE Scott Crichton (Foss), OL Grant Enger (O'Dea), LB Charlie Gilmur (Curtis), WR Garett Hall (Olympia), TE Connor Hamlett (Meadowdale), CB Tyler Hasty (Bellevue), OL Colin Kelly (Kelso), OL Josh Mitchell (Mount Si), LB Caleb Saulo (Kentlake), TE Caleb Smith (Kentridge), TE Dustin Stanton (Lakewood), S Anthony Watkins (Highline) and CB Brian Watkins (Highline). Washington's roster includes just one player from the state of Oregon: James Atoe (The Dalles). OSU's Enger went to O'Dea, the same school as Husky Ben Riva. Several Huskies and Beavers attended the same high school somewhere other than Washington or Oregon. UW's Semisi Tokolahi and OSU's Devon Kell were classmates at Hilo (Hawai'i) HS. Husky WR DiAndre Campbell and Beaver S Ryan Murphy both graduated from Oakland Tech together while Husky Ken Egu and Beavers Tyler Anderson, Terron Ward and Dylan Wynn were all teammates at De La Salle. UW's Hau'oli Jamora went to Kahuku HS in Hawai'i, the same as and Feti Taumoepeau while the UW's Kendyl Taylor and OSU's Reuben Robinson both went to Hamilton High in Arizona. UW's Talia Crichton and OSU's Malik Gilmore attended Lakewood (Calif.) HS. Finally, OSU's Tyler Hasty is the brother of former Husky J.R. Hasty while Beaver Michael Morovick is the younger brother of former UW snapper Danny Morovick.