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Week 7 – Huskies Take Step in Right DirectionStanford – The Washington Huskies after getting their first win of the season last week in a win over a 1-AA opponent, traveled to Stanford with a new head coach and looking to make the right moves.
1st Quarter – The Cardinals took the opening kickoff and put together a nice 10 play drive that ended when Josh Nunes connected with Jemari Roberts on a 1 yard pass for a 6-0 after missing the extra point. The Huskies were able to take the lead 7-6 late in the quarter when Nick Montana hooked up with Tony Hart from 15 yards out.2nd Quarter – In the 2nd quarter the Huskies increased their lead to 15 points when Montana connected with Hart again on a 20 yard TD pass and Deontae Cooper scored on a 1 yard run. But Stanford cut the lead to 21-13 after a Stepfan Taylor 3 yard TD run, but the Huskies were able to responded to end the half when they drove in Cardinal territory and connected on a 22 yard FG for a 24-13 lead.
3rd Quarter – On the Huskies opening drive of the 2nd half they should that they could control the line of scrimmage as the y pounded out a 15 play drive which resulted in a 4 yard run by Cooper and increased the Washington lead to 31-13. Just as the Huskies new coaching staff started making substitutions the Cardinals put together a drive that ended Ryan Hewitt scored on a 2 yard run to bring Stanford to within 31-19 going into the final period.
4th Quarter – In the final quarter Montana increased the Huskies lead to 28-19 with 4 minutes remaining when he connected with Kevin Smith on a 20 yard scoring strike. Stanford closed out the scoring against the Washington reserves when Nunes found Warren Reuland open from 6 yards out to make the final 28-25.
Washington Standout Players – For the Huskies Nick Montana was business like 17-24 for 302 yards and 3 TDs. Leading the Huskies on the round was Jesse Callier who rushed for 81 yards on 20 carries and Deontae Cooper who added 49 yards on 10 carries and 2 TDs. The Huskies also had 4 different receivers with over 50 yards each in receptions.
Next Week the Huskies face the Black Knights of Army
Week 8 – Are the Huskies Buying In to Coach Uagrad90’s System?Seattle – The Washington Huskies came into the game with Army riding a 2 game winning streak and a new coaching staff the kept emphasizing that if they believe and buy into the system good things could be ahead for the Huskies.
1st Quarter – After stopping the Black Knights on their opening apparent disaster struck when the Huskies fumble the punt and Army recovered at the Washington 45 yard line. But the Washington coaches kept telling the team to stick to the plan regardless of what happens and win each play. The Huskies defense stiffened and forced Army to kick a 34 yard FG. The Huskies offense now fired up from the stand their defense just made came out marched 78 yards down the field and took the lead at 7-3 when Jesse Callier scored on a 1 yard run. After shutting down the Army offense once again the Huskies offense returned to the field and did not leave until Nick Montana scored on a 4 yard run to increase the lead to 143.2nd Quarter – In the 2nd quarter the Huskies took complete control of the game as they did not allow Army to cross mid field while the Huskies offense scored 3 more TDs. Deontae Cooper score on 2 rushing TDs of 10 yards and 2 yards as he filled in for the injured Callier. Montana ended his day late in the quarter when he found Jason Skinner open from 5 yard out and Washington went into the half leading big over Army 35-3.
3rd Quarter – Late in the quarter 3rd string HB Harry Hobbs scored on a 2 yard run to end all the scoring and give Washington a 42-3 lead.
4th Quarter – In the final quarter Washington continue to play solid defense as the Huskies offense ground out the yardage and eat away at the clock.
Washington Standout Players – For the Huskies Nick Montana was 13-20 for 191 yards and 1 TDs. Leading the Huskies on the round was Deontae Cooper who rushed for 96 yards on 12 carries and and 2 TDs. Defensively the Huskies held the Black Knights to under 100 yard of total offense.
Next Week the Huskies face the Utes of Utah.
congrats on your streak. i can't decide if i'm happy or sad that you're in the pac 12 haha.
I think I'm scared of what I know is out there!!!!!!!!! I dread going to Eugene and LA.
Week 9 – The Huskies Inch Closer to Bowl EligibilitySeattle – The Washington Huskies hosted the Utah Utes looking to even their record at .500 and to also keep alive their hopes of a bowl invitation.Post Game Summary – In a game that on paper looked to be a mismatch for the Huskies, actually turned into a game that Washington controlled from start to finish. The Huskies used a balanced offense that kept the Utes off balance all day and allowed Washington to move up and down the field with ease. The Huskies made sure there was no doubt in the outcome by halftime after scoring 28 point in the first half. Deontae Cooper made his case to be the starting HB by rushing for 3 TDs in the first half. In the 2nd half Cooper picked up his 4th rushing TD before the Huskies reserves allowed Utah to finally score. The Washington defense kept the Utah offense under control all day and allowed less than 200 yard of total offense to the Utes.Player of the Game – Deontae Cooper led the Huskies by rushing for 145 yards on 17 carries while scoring 4 times. Nick Montana was a very efficient 13 of 18 for 155 yards.Next Game – Washington travel to Berkley to face the Cal Bears.
Week 11 – Huskies Travels to Cal but forgets and leaves Defense in SeattleBerkley – The Huskies traveled to Berkley to face the Cal Bears looking to improve their record to above .500. The Huskies were looking to flex their new found offensive muscle while hopping the suddenly solid Washington defense would continue their stellar play. Unfortunately for the Huskies the Washington defense decided to remain in Seattle as the Bears ripped through the Washington defense all day long. But fortunately for the Huskies coaching staff they made the move to promote Deontae Cooper to starter at HB and he responded with 104 yards rushing and 4 rushing TDs and 1 TD reception. But the Huskies could never put the Bears away as Cal responded every time it looked like Washington had gained control of the game. But the Huskies found a way to stay just ahead of the Bears and slipped out of Berkley with a 49-28 win. But on the positive side, with the win Washington improved to 5-4 on the season and is starting to sniff bowl eligibility.
Next up for the Huskies is a home date with the 23rd ranked Oregon State Beavers.
Week 12 – Huskies Starting to BelieveSeattle – Washington faced its toughest test since the early season coaching change as the 23rd ranked Beavers from Oregon State traveled to Seattle. After a slow start for each team’s offense the Huskies struck first late in the first quarter on a 5 yard pass from Nick Montana, but the Beavers came right back and scored on a 13 yard pass from Katz as the period ended but they missed the extra point and the Huskies held onto the lead 7-6 going into the 2nd quarter. The test that the Washington coaching staff had been waiting on arrived midway through the 3rd quarter after the Beavers scored in the 2nd quarter and again in the 3rd quarter to take a 19-7 lead over the Huskies. This is what the new staff was waiting on to see how their young team would respond when things were not going their way. And to the delight of the coaches the Huskies responded. Washington cut the lead to 19-14 when Deontae Cooper scored on a 5 yard run in the 3rd quarter. The Huskies retook the lead for good in the final quarter when Montana connected with Tony Hart for a 9 yard TD and after converting the 2 point conversion the Huskies had a 22-19 lead. The Washington defense rose up and stopped 2 more scoring threats from the Beavers and the Huskies proved to themselves that they could play with the better teams in the PAC-12 as they earned a hard fought 22-19 victory.
Next up for the Huskies a trip to Lubbock to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders and their high powered Air Raid offense.
Week 12 – Huskies Streak Grows to 7 in a RowLubbock – With a win over a Top 25 team and bowl eligibility secured the Washington entered the game with Texas Tech looking to extend their win streak and continue to build to next season. The Huskies took control of this game early and outside of a lone score by the Red Raiders in the 2nd quarter shut down the vaunted Air Raid offense. The Huskies used a powerful rushing attack and a very efficient passing game to keep the Red Raider offense off the field as Washington offense controlled the clock and walked out of Lubbock with a 31-7 win. The Huskies offense led by Cooper with 2 rushing TDs and Montana’s 2 passing TDs gave the Washington defense all the room they needed to be very aggressive against the Raiders offense and allowed them to shut down the Raiders passing attack. Next up for the Huskies the season finally at Buffalo.
Week 14 – Huskies Close out Regular Season on a High Note
Buffalo – The Huskies went into the season finale against Buffalo looking to close out the year with 8 straight wins after starting the year 0-4. The Huskies came out hitting on all cylinders and jumped out 14-0 1st quarter lead on the strength of a 1 yard TD run by Cooper and a 79 yard pick 6 by Justin Glenn. Buffalo only score came late in the 2nd quarter on a 49 yard TD pass, but the Huskies never let the Bulls into the game as they responded with 24 unanswered points. Cooper and Montana lead the Huskies as Cooper rushed for 102 yards on 19 carries and 3 TDs and Montana was 17 of 21 for 273 yards and 1 TD.Next up the Huskies await to see where they will be bowling this year.
Music City Bowl - Huskies Find a Way to Extend Streak to 9 Straight Wins
Nashville - Washington entered the Music City Bowl riding an 8 game win streak and was looking to extend it to 9 games, but standing in the way was Big-12 (Formerly Big-10) power Wisconsin. Throughout the first half the Badgers showed the Huskies why they are a perennial Big-12 power as they shut down the Washington offense with 3 interceptions of Nick Montana while the Wisconsin offense moved at will against the Huskies defense. The Badgers took a 9-0 lead into the half with the only negative being a missed FG and and missed extra point which would end up being huge plays by the end of the day. The Huskies offense finally started to find itself midway through the 3rd quarter when Deontae Cooper scored on a 2 yard run. But Wisconsin appeared to put the game away in the final quarter when Montee Ball scored on a 1 yard run to extend the Wisconsin lead to 16-7 with less than 4 minutes remaining. But the Huskies were not ready to give in yet. Nick Montana orchestrated a quick scoring drive the was fueled by a 45 yard kick off return by Cooper and 14 yard TD pass from Montana to Tony Hart. After elected to kick deep Coach uagrad90 turned to his defense and told them he had confidence in them and to go get the ball back. After giving up 1 first down the Huskies defense got the stop they needed and gave the ball back to the offense with 1:25 remaining and 65 yards away for the end zone. Behind the suddenly efficient Montana and some excellent runs by Cooper, Washington moved into FG range and with 4 seconds remaining lined up for a 27 yard FG. After Wisconsin used their timeouts Pat Gibbons calmly booted the 27 yard FG and Washington sealed-up their 9 straight win 17-16.
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