Locker leads Huskies to Roses in final game

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  1. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

    Feb 10, 2009
    Locker leads Huskies to Roses in final game

    Jake Locker led his team to a Rose Bowl berth in his final season at the University of Washington, then saved his best performance for last, as he had the most efficient and impressive game of his closely followed career.

    Locker completed 23 of 31 pass attempts for 351 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions, not allowing so much as a sack. He also ran for 50 yards.

    Two of the biggest stars in college football faced off in this one. Not to be outdone, John Clay fran for 130 yards and 4 touchdowns even as the Badgers coached used him somewhat sparingly at times in the interest of fairness.

    "This entire writeup conveniently ignores the fact that JMS could have ran clay 40 times and we never would have had a shot at getting a single stop," said Coach Hellisan. "So take it all with a grain of salt."

    In the end what separated these two teams were the mistakes by Scott Tolzien, who threw for 300 yards but didn't throw a touchdown and had two badly-timed interceptions.

    Wisconsin took the early lead as Clay plowed in with about four guys on his back from 8 yards out. Washington tied it up with a 37-yard touchdown pass from Locker to Kavario Middleton.

    Wisconsin kicked a field goal, then the Huskies took a short-lived lead with a 33-yard touchdown run by Chris Polk.

    Wisconsin responded with two touchdowns during the second quarter, taking a 10-point lead at 24-14. However, Locker found DAndre Goodwin for a 14-yard strike before the end of the half, bringing the Huskies to within three points, 24-21.

    Wisconsin widened the gap to 10 again with another John Clay touchdown leading off the third quarter. Locker and company fought back to within three points again with an 11-yard pass to Devin Aguilar.

    Then Tolzien melted down, throwing two costly interceptions. Washington scrambled into the lead on two touchdown strikes from Locker to Goodwin. The Huskies had a 42-31 lead and were looking good.

    Wisconsin got things back in order and scored on Clay's fourth touchdown of the day, then converted the two-point attempt to get within three points, 42-39.

    The onside kick attempt was recovered by Washington, and one first down later, Wisconsin's hopes were finally extinguished.
  2. jms493

    jms493 Veteran Member

    Feb 10, 2009
    Good game but you need to play defense to win. Locker says if you give me time I will find someone open.

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