Huskies win National Championship, 27-17

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  1. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    Huskies win National Championship, 27-17

    The early moments of this game really gave us some momentum and allowed us to win the BCS trophy with a win over Michigan State.

    We had the ball first and it looked like we would strike quickly with a couple big plays mixed in.. but before you know it there were 4+ minutes off the clock. We were stopped inside the 10 and kicked a FG. Moments later Kirk Cousins was pressured and hit while throwing resulting in a lollipop that DE Kimo Makaula had no trouble picking off and returning for a TD and a 10-0 lead.

    From there we played to a draw.

    MSU finally got their offense untracked and scored a touchdown. After being forced to punt we too held on D, and after taking a punt return we mounted a touchdown drive that put us on top 17-7 at halftime, as Jermaine Kearse scored on an 8-yard strike from Montana.

    We got a big hold to start the second half and then kicked a field goal to make it a 13-point lead. MSU really put their offense in high gear at this point, finally giving up on a run game that eventually totaled 15 carries and 15 yards. Cousins found Mumphery for a 13-yard touchdown strike after gouging our defense down the field with long passes.

    At this point MSU made a great defensive play, pressuring Montana into committing too early on a pass to a guy that wasn't open, and they picked it off. However we held them to a field goal, 20-17. Cousins overthrew a pass as he was pressured but had a wide open guy, that was a big break. We caught a couple big ones in this game.

    while running the clock out it appeared that MSU started to go for the strip and that allowed Deontae Cooper to just run through some arm tackles for a 23-yard touchdown that equated to the final score.

    Biggest break for the Huskies came when we were moving in for a score and tried to get cute knowing it would be zone. Tried to loft it over the d but my guy had started coming in changing the angle and two or three MSU defenders had a shot at the ball right at the goal line with nothing but green in front of them. Looked like they kind of got in each other's way.

    MSU caught a nice break as well, as Montana had a wide open Jermaine Kearse for a 50+ yard bomb to the end zone, but threw it a bit too high. Kearse had to wait awhile as the defender closed in and by the time the ball finally got there, it clanked off the back of Kearse's helmet or something (user "control" so my fault).

    In the end it was definitely a game of momentum and trying to give MSU a lot of looks as they can demo man defense and most zones as well. We finally found a look that worked, probably because they were getting desperate and going downfield every play.

    GG Cole
     
  2. Mogriffjr

    Mogriffjr Walk On

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    So who's to blame for letting nick freaking montana become a national title winner as a freshman? SMH.

    But on the real congrats helli! Impressive job your doing at Washington in what was likely described as a rebuilding year by most standards.
     
  3. BlyGilmore

    BlyGilmore It's All In The Hips!

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    Not me. Only fucker to beat the champs.
     
  4. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    Yeah, definitely thought this would have been a rebuilding year. Especially after an early loss to freakin Stanford. :mad: Hopefully this puts us in a good position recruiting wise, etc. We need some help. We're losing the foundation that made us good this year, so next year DEFINITELY should be hard.
     
  5. jms493

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    Nice win Hellisan....congrats.
     
  6. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    Items leaving the Huskies in the offseason:

    * A 6'3" 350 lb. 90 OVR DT that won the Outland Trophy
    * A 6'2" receiver with upper 90's speed that caught 40 more passes than anybody else on our team
    * Both of the TE that have any value at all on our roster. I recruited a guy that I expect to be low 70's.
    * Dominant right guard, we have no players that are even decent replacing him
    * At least one of our two good cornerbacks
    * My good Free SAfety
     
  7. BRUCE80

    BRUCE80 Let the dirt just shower over you..

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    Good job Bryan. Nice run Cole.
     
  8. Colemanchu

    Colemanchu GOAT SPLITTER

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    It was a good game, I really think that if we played times neither would win more than six. Both coaches did a good job of putting their players into position to make plays, Washington's players just made a few more.
     
  9. BlyGilmore

    BlyGilmore It's All In The Hips!

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    yeah baby!

    btw congrats. and from a completely selfish point of view, hopefully this bumps the Pac-10 up to an A in prestige.
     
  10. jfosh

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    Nice win Helli congratulations....Cole hope you make it back, but that was likely your only shot in 2010. You need to sell your game now.
     
  11. RynoAid

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    look at this Lou Holtz m'fer already sandbaggin next year in his NC thread.... :rolleyes:
     

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