Washington: Purple Reign, Defending Pac-10 Champs The defending Pac-10 and Rose Bowl Champion University of Washington Huskies kicked off their 2011 season with a 38-14 victory over BYU. After a scoreless first quarter, Washington exploded for 21 points just before the half. Chris Izbicki scored the first touchdown of the season on a play-action pass from the 2-yardline less than a minute into the 2nd quarter. 3 minutes later, Robbie Fouch, who has Jake Locker's big shoes to fill, threw his 2nd touchdown pass of the season, throwing a beautiful pass hitting V Taylor in stride in the endzone on a corner route from the 26-yardline. Finally, 36 seconds before the half, Preseason All-American running back Chris Polk ran off-tackle from 10 yards out to put the Huskies up 21-0 going into the half. The Huskies appeared to be in control, but the Cougars made some good halftime adjustments and their offense came out on a mission needing only 1:15 to go 80 yards and score on a 7-yard strike from Jason Munns to Brett Thompson. The Huskies responded 2 minutes later with Fouch throwing his third touchdown of the day hitting Devin Aguilar on a 17-yard post to get the lead back to 21, making the score 28-7. The Cougars weren't done yet though, just 30 seconds later Jake Murphy caught a 62-yard bomb from Munns. Munns would earned Player of the game honors for BYU completing 9 of his 24 passes for 200 yards and 2 touchdowns. Unfortunately for BYU, it wouldn't be enough and they were done scoring for the day. The Huskies would add a 24-yard field goal and Polk would score his 2nd rushing touchdown on the day from 8 yards out to win by 24. Fouch earned player of the game honors completing 21 passes to 8 different receivers for 261 yards and 3 touchdowns. Other key performers for Washington Chris Polk 27 carries for 142 yards 2 touchdowns Anthony Boyles 4 catches 72 yards Kavarrio Middleton 5 catches 55 yards K Mangum 7 tackles K Campbell 3 tackles 2 for loss 1 sack Up next for Washington, the Akron Zips come to town.