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Washington football notes Illinois
  UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 2013 HUSKY FOOTBALL Contacts: Jeff Bechthold & Brian Tom ã (206) 543-2230 ã email: bechtold@uw.edu & briantom@uw.edu 2013 HUSKY SCHEDULE / RESULTS Aug. 31 #19 BOISE STATE (FOX Sports 1) W, 38-6Sept. 14 at Illinois (Big Ten Networks) 3:00 p.m.Sept. 21 IDAHO STATE TBDSept. 28 ARIZONA* TBDOct. 5 at Stanord* TBDOct. 12 Oregon* TBDOct. 19 at Arizona State* TBDOct. 26 CALIFORNIA* TBDNov. 9 COLORADO* TBDNov. 15 at UCLA* (ESPN2) 6:00 p.m.Nov. 23 at Oregon State* TBDNov. 29 WASHINGTON ST.* (FOX) 12:30 p.m. rankings are AP at time o game all times are Pacifc  2013 FINAL PAC-12 STANDINGS   NORTH Pac-12 Overall 1. Washington State 1-0 1-12. Oregon 0-0 2-0Stanord 0-0 1-0Washington 0-0 1-0Oregon State 0-0 1-1Caliornia 0-0 1-1   SOUTH Pac-12 Overall 1. Arizona 0-0 2-0Colorado 0-0 2-0Utah 0-0 2-0UCLA 0-0 1-0Arizona State 0-0 1-06. USC 0-1 1-1 THIS WEEK’S PAC-12 GAMES UCLA at Nebraska, 9 a.m. (ABC)Stanord at Army, 9 a.m. (CBS Sports)Fresno State at Colorado, 11 a.m. (Pac-12)Boston College at USC, 12 p.m. (Pac-12)Tennessee at Oregon, 12:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN)Washington at Illinois, 3 p.m. (Big Ten Network)Southern Utah at Washington St., 3:30 p.m. (Pac-12)Ohio State at Caliornia, 4 p.m., (FOX)Oregon State at Utah, 7 p.m. (FOX Sports 1)UTSA at Arizona, 7:30 p.m. (Pac-12)Wisconsin at Arizona St., 7:30 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN2)  #19/23 WASHINGTON vs. ILLINOIS UW Heads To Windy City To Face Illini At Soldier Field www.gohuskies.com THE GAME : The Washington ootball team returns to action this Saturday in Chicago as the Dawgstake on Illinois at Soldier Field. The game will air live on the Big Ten Network and kicks o at 5:00p.m Central Time/3:00 p.m. Pacic. The Huskies, 1-0 ater a season-opening, 38-6 win over overthen-No. 19 Boise State on Aug. 31, had last Saturday o. Ater entering the rankings the weekbeore, the UW improved to No. 19 in the Associated Press top 25 and No. 23 in the coaches’ poll.Illinois is 2-0 ater wins over Southern Illinois and Cincinnati to open the year. The Illini receivedvotes in both o this week’s polls. The Huskies’ ranking o No. 19 in the AP poll is their highest inthat ranking since the UW held the No. 18 spot in October o 2003. Washington and Illinois will besquaring o or the 10th time ever, but or the rst time since 1971. The two teams have played ineight regular-season games, as well as in the 1964 Rose Bowl, which Illinois won. Ater the tripto the Windy City, the Dawgs return home or two straight Saturdays, acing Idaho State in theirnal non-conerence game beore opening Pac-12 play vs. Arizona on Sept. 28. QUICK SNAPS: In the Huskies’ season-opening win over then No. 19 Boise State, the UWheld the Broncos without a touchdown or the rst time since 1997 ... the UW (85) and BSU (88)combined or 173 scrimmage plays in the game ... UW QB Keith Price broke the school record orcareer touchdown passes in the Boise State win ... his two vs. the Broncos gave him 56, movinghim in ront o Cody Pickett (55) ... seven true reshmen played in the season opener: WR DarrellDaniels, DB Kevin King, DE Joe Mathis, WR John Ross, WR Damore’ea Stringellow, PK CameronVan Winkle and DB Trevor Walker ... an additional seven UW players saw their rst-ever collegiateaction vs. the Broncos ... TB Bishop Sankey rushed or 161 yards vs. Boise State, his th 100-yardoutput in the UW’s last six games ... not counting specialists (kickers, punter, snappers, holders,returners) the UW has 36 players who have started at least one game in their career, includingeight oensive linemen ... the Huskies have played just one game, o course, but they currently rankNo. 7 in the NCAA in total oense, No. 6 in scoring deense and No. 4 in third-down conversions. TELEVISION: The Washington-Illinois game will air live to a national audience on the the theBig Ten Network with Eric Collins (play-by-play), J Leman (analyst) and Evan Fitzgerald (reporter)providing the commentary. The Big Ten Network will also air repeated broadcasts o the game.Check your cable/dish listings or more. RADIO: The Washington IMG College Network, with its fagship station KJR 950-AM, will carrythe live broadcast o every ootball game on 18 Northwest radio stations. Longtime play-by-playman Bob Rondeau and color analyst Damon Huard are joined by sideline reporter Elise Woodward.The home broadcast o the game will also air on Sirius (139) and XM (198) satellite radio.  WASHINGTON vs. ILLINOIS (at Soldier Field, Chicago)Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 ã 5:00 p.m. CT / 3:00 p.m. PT Radio: 950 KJR-AM and the Washington IMG College Network; Sirius 139; XM 198 Television: Big Ten Network Media Schedule for the Week: Monday: Press conerence, 12:00 p.m.Founder’s ClubPractice closed to mediaTuesday: Practice: 9:15 a.m. (deensivecoaches & player interviews ater)Pac-12 Coaches Teleconerence10:05 a.m. (Sarkisian: 11:55 a.m.)Wednesday: Practice: 9:15 a.m. (oensivecoaches & players & CoachSarkisian interviews ater)Thursday: Practice entirely closed to media(Coach Sarkisian in media workat approximately 11:15 a.m.)Friday: no media availability  2013 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FOOTBALL Page 2  WASHINGTON at ILLINOIS ã SOLDIER FIELD ã SEPT. 14, 2013 ã 3:00 P.M. PT/5:00 P.M. CT (BIG TEN NETWORK) MEDIA RESOURCES MONDAY PRESS CONFERENCE LIVE ON UWTV: This season UWTV, the on-campustelevision station or the University o Washington, will be carrying the weekly ootballpress conerences LIVE eaturing Husky head coach Steve Sarkisian. UWTV’s coveragewill be live and available via satellite or stations wishing to use video clips rom thepresser in their coverage o UW ootball. PAC-12 TELECONFERENCE: All 12 Pac-12 coaches are available on a weekly tele-conerence, each Tuesday morning. The schedule varies, but this week, the call beginsat 9:55 a.m. PT and Coach Sarkisian will be on the call at 11:55 a.m. PT. Contact thePac-12 ofce at (925) 932-4411 to obtain the number to join in. GOHUSKIES.COM: Everything you need to know about Husky ootball can be oundon the UW’s ofcial athletics site, gohuskies.com. On the ront page, look or “Football”under the “Sports” menu and ollow the links or all the inormation. RADIO ON THE SiriusXM SATELLITE: Many Pac-12 ootball games this season willair on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The home broadcast o the UW-Illinois game will airon Sirius 139 and XM 198. Go to www.siriusxm.com or more inormation. COACH’S SHOW: The Coach Sarkisian Show, with play-by-play announcer BobRondeau, KJR host Elise Woodward and head coach Steve Sarkisian, will air eachMonday on KJR 950-AM rom 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and will srcinate live rom the RamRestaurant in University Village. HUSKY SPORTS NETWORK: The ollowing stations make up the 18-station HuskySports Network, covering three states: Spokane KQNT 590 AMTacoma KHHO 850 AMVancouver/Portland KKOV 1550 AMWalla Walla KUJ 1420 AMWenatchee KPQ 560 AMWenatchee KZNW 1340 AMYakima KUTI 1460 AM ALASKA: Anchorage KUDO 1080 AMJuneau KJNO 630 AM  WASHINGTON: Seattle (fagship) KJR 950 AMAberdeen KXRO 1320 AMBellingham KPUG 1170 AMCentralia KELA 1470 AMKelso/Longview KLOG 1490 AMMt. Vernon KBRC 1430 AMMt. Vernon KRBC 102.1 FMOmak KOMW 680 AMPort Angeles/Sequim KONP 1450 AM THE HEAD COACH: A new era o Washington ootball begins this all when thenewly-renovated Husky Stadium opens its doors on Aug. 31. The 93-year old legendhas undergone a thorough rebuild that will make it one o the grandest, most beauti-ul sports venues in the nation. With the new stadium come heightened interest andenergy around the Husky program as the Dawgs look to springboard into yet anotherera o on-eld successes. Poised to take them there is th-year head coach SteveSarkisian, who has assembled the pieces – on oense and deense, in recruiting andnow in acilities and inrastructure – to put the Huskies back on top. Since arriving atthe UW ater the 2008 season, Sarkisian has taken the Dawgs rom their lowest olows to three bowl games in his our seasons. Now his task is to continue that upwardmovement. In 2012, the Huskies posted a 7-6 overall record, going 5-4 in Pac-12 play,despite acing one o the nation’s most rigorous schedules, which included a seven-game stretch that included matchups with ve teams ranked in the top 11 in the APpoll. Washington posted a pair o memorable victories over top-10 oes, beating 8th-ranked Stanord, the eventual Pac-12 champs, 17-13, on a Thursday night in Seattle.In the eighth week o the season, the Dawgs handed seventh-ranked Oregon State itsrst loss o the season, 20-17, in another down-to-the-wire win. For the season, theHuskies made considerable strives on deense, cutting nearly 100 yards and more than11 points per game o o its per-game average rom the previous year. On oense,the UW had its ourth straight season with a 1,000-yard rusher as sophomore BishopSankey ran or 1,439 yards. The 2011 season, Sarkisian’s third as head coach, providedmore highlights or his up-and-coming program. The Husky oense posted one o itsmost prolic seasons ever, scoring 434 points over the course o the season, the mostby a UW squad since the 1991 national championship team and the second-most inschool history. The Huskies scored nearly 12 more points per game than they did theprevious year. They also had marked improvement in passing yards (65 more yardsper game) and total oense (47 more yards per game), while the team’s third-downpercentage improved vastly over the previous season, rom 32 to 46 percent. In 2010,Sarkisian’s second season in Seattle, the Huskies made another clear step orward.The Dawgs went 7-6 overall and nished third in the Pac-10 Conerence with a 5-4record. Then, in the Holiday Bowl, Washington provided one o the bowl season’s topgames, beating an 18th-ranked Nebraska squad, 19-7. The win over the Cornhuskerswas the last o a series o exciting, gutsy victories in 2010. The season included threeHusky wins decided on the very last play o the game (Oregon State, USC and Cal), plusanother in which the winning score came inside the nal minute (WSU). Sarkisian wasintroduced as the new head coach o the Washington ootball team on Dec. 8, 2008.From the start, Sarkisian made it clear that he didn’t think it would take long to turn theprogram around and get it back to the high level o success that UW ootball has en-joyed throughout its history. In his rst season, 2009, he seemed to prove that he wasright. Washington, which posted a winless season or the rst time in school historythe year beore Sarkisian signed on, surged to a 5-7 record in 2009, an improvemento ve victories over the previous year. No BCS-conerence school in the nation couldboast such improvement in terms o wins in 2009. And, Sarkisian’s Husky squad pulledo that eat against a schedule that included 10 opponents who ended the seasonbowl-eligible. Sarkisian came to the UW with a wealth o experience as a quarterbackscoach and oensive coordinator. His string o success is nearly unprecedented as, dur-ing his time at USC, he coached two Heisman Trophy winners and oversaw one o thenation’s most consistent and dominant oenses. Sarkisian spent 2007 and 2008 as theTrojans’ assistant head coach and oensive coordinator. He had also previously servedas assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach (2005-06), quarterbacks coach (2002-03) and as an oensive assistant (2001) at USC, or a total o seven seasons there. Dur-ing his seven seasons as a member o the Trojans’ sta, the team posted a combined74-15 record. As oensive coordinator, his record was 22-3. Aside rom his variousroles at USC, Sarkisian also spent one season as quarterbacks coach or the OaklandRaiders in 2004 and as QBs coach at El Camino College in Torrance, Cali., in 2000, hisrst coaching job. Sarkisian starred at the quarterback position at the prep, collegiateand pro levels. Ater his standout career at Brigham Young University, he was playedor the Saskatchewan Roughriders o the Canadian Football League or three seasons(1997-99). He had a record-setting two-year (1995-96) career at BYU, playing underlegendary coach Lavell Edwards. Sarkisian completed 549-o-824 passes (66.6 percent)or 7,755 yards and 55 touchdowns in his career. His 162.0 career passing eciencyrating ranked third on the all-time NCAA list. As a senior in 1996, he led the nation inpassing eciency (173.6, No. 7 all-time) as the Western Athletic Conerence championCougars went 14-1 and won the 1997 Cotton Bowl. He was the WAC Oensive Playero the Year in 1996, and earned second-team All-America honors. Sarkisian transerredto BYU rom El Camino Junior College, where he played two seasons (1993-94). Hewas a rst-team Junior College All-America selection as a sophomore and earned all-conerence honors in 1993. He also played baseball at El Camino in 1993. He srcinallyenrolled at USC as a baseball player, spending the all o 1992 on the Trojans’ roster.Sarkisian was a standout ootball and baseball player at West Torrance (Cali.) High.He earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology rom BYU in 1997 ater receiving his as-sociate’s degree rom El Camino in 1994. Sarkisian was born March 8, 1974. He and hiswie, Stephanie, have two daughters, Ashley and Taylor, and a son, Brady. Sarkisian’s Coaching Career:Year Team Pos. Record Bowl 2000 El Camino JC QBs Coach 8-2 CHIPs For Kids2001 USC Oensive Asst. 6-6 Las Vegas2002 USC QBs Coach 11-2 Orange2003 USC QBs Coach 12-1 Rose2004 Oakland Raiders QBs Coach 5-112005 USC Asst. Head Coach/QBs 12-1 Rose2006 USC Asst. Head Coach/QBs 11-2 Rose2007 USC Asst. HC/O. Coord./QBs 11-2 Rose2008 USC Asst. HC/O. Coord./QBs 11-1 Rose 2009 Washington Head Coach 5-72010 Washington Head Coach 7-6 Holiday2011 Washington Head Coach 7-6 Alamo2012 Washington Head Coach 7-6 Las Vegas2013 Washington Head Coach 1-0  2013 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FOOTBALL Page 3  WASHINGTON at ILLINOIS ã SOLDIER FIELD ã SEPT. 14, 2013 ã 3:00 P.M. PT/5:00 P.M. CT (BIG TEN NETWORK) COACHING STAFF: Washington’s assistant coaching sta welcomedjust two new members in 2013 as ormer graduate assistant JordanPaopao was elevated to tight ends coach and legendary Husky quarter-back Marques Tuiasosopo returned to Montlake to coach quarterbacks.Oensive coordinator Eric Kiesau also made a move, switching rom quar-terbacks to receivers coach (while maintaining his coordinating duties).Nearly all o the UW’s nine ull-time assistant coaches have some sort otie to the Northwest and many played or then-Pac-10 ootball programs.The oensive side o the ball is led by second-year assistant Kiesau, whocame to the UW rom Caliornia. A ormer QB at Portland State, Kiesauhad spent the previous decade at either Cal or Colorado. Idaho grad DanCozzetto is in his th season as the UW’s run game coordinator and o-ensive line coach. Cozzetto grew up in Spokane, Wash., and was also theWashington line coach in 2003. He came to the UW rom Arizona State.Paopao, who played at San Diego, had spent the previous two years asa GA at Washington, is the son o ormer BC Lions assistant coach TonyPaopao. Assistant head coach, running backs coach and special teamscoordinator Johnny Nansen is a th-year coach at the UW. He grew up inLong Beach, Cali., but played ootball at Washington State and spent theprevious ve years at Idaho beore moving over to the UW. The deensivesta saw no changes ater the 2012 season. Coordinator Justin Wilcoxgrew up in Junction City, Ore., and spent our years as a deensive back atOregon. He came to the UW rom Tennessee and, prior to that, coached atBoise State, among others. His ormer college roommate, Peter Sirmon,oversees the UW linebackers. A our-year starter at Oregon and a nativeo Walla Walla, Wash., Sirmon played in the NFL or seven years beoremoving on to coaching. Ater stints at Central Washington and Oregon,he worked with Wilcox at Tennessee beore coming to Seattle. The de-ensive backs coach is Keith Heyward, a our-year letterman at OregonState. An L.A.-area native, Heyward has coached at OSU six o the lastseven seasons. Deensive line coach and deensive run game coordinatorTosh Lupoi had spent his entire playing and coaching career at Calior-nia beore moving to the UW this in 2012. A ormer Cal deensive line-man, he’d coached the line at his alma mater the last our years ater twoseasons as a GA. Washington has our new graduate assistants: ormerHusky wide receiver D’Andre Goodwin, Kenyon Blue, Connor Knowles andDanny Razore. VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDELINE: While the Huskies’ ull-time coach-ing sta includes just one UW graduate (Marques Tuiasosopo), nearly allo them have some tie to the state or to the Northwest and a surprisingnumber have actually played or their alma mater against the Dawgs. Headman Steve Sarkisian’s only loss in a 14-1 season as a senior at BYU in 1996came to the UW at Husky Stadium. Deensive coaches Justin Wilcox andPeter Sirmon both aced the Huskies during their playing careers at Oregonrom 1996 to 1999. Former Washington State linebacker Johnny Nansen,now the Huskies’ running backs coach and special teams coordinator, wason the opposite sideline or several Apple Cups in the early-to-mid 1990sand new deensive backs coach Keith Heyward played in a ew barnburnersvs. the UW or Oregon State rom 1997 to 2000. More recently, deensiveline coach Tosh Lupoi squared o with the Huskies during his time as ad-lineman at Caliornia at the start o the last decade. And while oensiveline coach Dan Cozzetto ever aced Washington during his career at Idaho,he grew up in the Evergreen State (Spokane), while tight ends coach JordanPaopao spent some o his childhood living in Vancouver, B.C., when his dadcoached with the BC Lions o the CFL. Finally, new oensive coordinatorEric Kiesau has also never played against Washington, but did play hiscollege ootball just across the border at Portland State. HUSKIES vs. ILLINI HISTORY: For a stretch o time rom 1950 through1972, Washington and Illinois aced one another on a semi-regular basis,squaring o nine times, with all but one o those coming in the regularseason. However, beore and ater those two years, they've not played oneanother, meaning its been 41 years since the last game. Washington holdsthe edge in the all-time series, with ve wins and our losses. In 1950, rstmeeting between the two, an unranked Illinois hosted a 10th-ranked andprevioulsy unbeaten (4-0) Husky team, upsetting the Dawgs in Champaign,20-13. The Huskies went on to nish 8-2 that season, the only other losscoming to Cal. The ollowing year, 8th-ranked Illinois visited Seattle and letwith another win, beating No. 20 UW, 27-20. The Illini made it three winsin a row with a convincing 48-14 victory in 1952 in Champaign. Washingtonnally got its rst win over Illinois in 1956, coach Darrell Royal's lone seasonat Washington, when the Huskies beat the Illini, 28-13, in Seattle. The seriespicked up back in 1961, a 20-7 UW win in Champaign. The ollowing year,The Dawgs won their third in a row in the series, a 28-7 decision. Aterthe 1963 season, the two teams met in the 1964 Rose Bowl. In that one,a Dick Butkus-lead Illinois squad took a 3-0 lead into haltime and thenout-paced Junior Coey, Rick Redman, Bill Douglas, Charlie Browning andthe Huskies, 17-7. Illinois' Jim Grabowski rushed or 125 yards and wasnamed the game's MVP. The last two meetings between the two camein the 1971 and 1972 seasons, both Husky wins behind the arm o SonnySixkiller. In '71, tthe Dawgs posted a 52-14 victory in Champaign and thenollowed that up with a 31-11 win the next season in Seattle.  WASHINGTON-ILLINOIS TIES: It’s no shock that there are very ewconnections between the UW and Illinois coaching stas and playerrosters. In act, there are no Huskies rom Illinois and no Illini players romWashington (or the Pacic Northwest, or that matter). None o the severalIllinois players rom Caliornia went to high school with any o the Huskiesrom there (it’s worth noting that the UW’s Kevin Smith went to Centen-nial High School in Compton while Illinois’ Eric Finney attended anotherCentennial, in Riverside). On the coaching side, a ew members o the UWsta have worked at places where Illinois coaches have spent time, butnever together on the same sta. HUSKIES vs. THE BIG TEN: Washington holds a 44-44-2 record all-time vs. Big Ten opponents, a record that includes an 0-2 mark againstPenn State (though the Nittany Lions were not members o the Big Tenat the time o their games against the UW) and 4-5-1 vs. Nebraska, alsoobviously not a Big Ten member at the time o any o those games. Wash-ington has played all 12 Big Ten teams multiple times, but have acedan Big Ten opponent only once since 2003 (the UW played Indiana in ‘03and Ohio State in ‘07). The Huskies have played Big Ten teams seventimes in bowl games since 1990 (not counting Nebraska in the HolidayBowl last season): Iowa in the 1990 Rose Bowl, Michigan in the 1992and 1993 Rose Bowls, Iowa in the 1995 Sun Bowl, Michigan State in the1997 Aloha Bowl, Purdue in the 2001 Rose Bowl and Purdue in the 2002Sun Bowl. The Huskies went 4-3 in those games. Here’s the UW’s all-timerecord vs. current Big Ten teams: 5-4 vs. Illinois, 1-2 vs. Indiana, 3-3 vs.Iowa, 5-7 vs. Michigan, 2-1 vs. Michigan State, 7-10 vs. Minnesota, 4-5-1vs. Nebraska, 3-0 vs. Northwestern, 3-8 vs. Ohio State, 0-2 vs. Penn State,7-2-1 vs. Purdue, 4-0 vs. Wisconsin.  2013 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FOOTBALL Page 4  WASHINGTON at ILLINOIS ã SOLDIER FIELD ã SEPT. 14, 2013 ã 3:00 P.M. PT/5:00 P.M. CT (BIG TEN NETWORK) TEAM NOTES DEFENSE ON THE RISE: Washington's deense made tremendousimprovements in 2012 as compared to the 2011 totals. The Huskies werebetter on deense across the board, but most notably improved against thepass, where they went rom the 116th (out o 120 teams) ranked unit in thenation to the 23rd . Here's a look at where the UW's per-game average andNCAA rank in all o the major team deense categories in 2011 and 2012: 2011 Avg. (NCAA Rank) 2012 Avg. (NCAA Rank)Rushing Defense 168.69 (76th) 160.08 (61st) Passing Defense 284.62 (116th) 197.31 (23rd) Pass Eff. Defense 137.57 (87th) 115.39 (27th) Total Defense 453.31 (106th) 357.38 (31st) Scoring Defense 35.92 (108th) 24.15 (39th) 1,000-YARD STREAK : Husky sophomore tailback Bishop Sankey breachedthe 1,000-yard mark or the 2012 season in the win over Utah. He nishedthe season with 1,439 yards, third-most in UW history. Sankey was just the11th dierent player in UW history to rush or 1,000 yards and his seasonwas the 16th 1,000-yard season in school history. In our years under headcoach Steve Sarkisian, the UW has produced a 1,000-yard back each year.Chris Polk reached the benchmark each o the last three seasons and Sankeytook over the streak in 2012. DAWGS IN AN NFL STADIUM : Given that the UW played its entire 2012season at CenturyLink Field, home to the Seattle Seahawks, playing in anNFL stadium this weekend in Chicago won’t be that novel. In act, the UWhas played in a number o current or ormer NFL stadiums over the years.O course, the Dawgs regularly play in the Los Angeles Coliseum, ormerhome to the Rams, Raiders and Chargers. The UW has also played in aew Holiday Bowl game in San Diego’s proessional ballpark. Additionally,Washington has played in the Orange Bowl (Dolphins), Pitt Stadium(Steelers), Sun Devil Stadium (Cardinals) and Kezar Stadium (49ers). It’sworth noting that Husky Stadium was the Seahawks’ home eld in 2000and 2001 (as well as or three games in 1994). THREE BOWLS IN FOUR YEARS AFTER WINLESS SEASON: Byreaching a bowl game last year or the third season while just our yearsremoved rom a winless season, Washington pulled o a rare eat. TheHuskies were just the third team in the last 50 years o major college oot-ball to have gone rom winless to three bowl games within our seasons.The only other programs to accomplish that eat are Indiana (winless in1984; bowl games in 1986, 1987 and 1988) and Florida (winless in 1979;bowl games in 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983). In 2011, the UW became oneo just eight teams ever to go to two bowls within three seasons ater ano-win season. THE PAC-12: Prior to the 2011 season, the Pac-10 Conerence addedUtah and Colorado to expand to the Pac-12. Washington, which alongwith Caliornia is one o two schools who have been in the conerencesince its ounding in 1915, plays in the Pac-12 North, along with the otherthree Northwest schools (Oregon, OSU, WSU) and Stanord and Calior-nia. Under current plans, each school will play all ve division rivals, plusour o six teams in the other division each season. The rst two seasons,the Huskies did not ace UCLA or Arizona State. This year, and 2014, theHuskies don’t ace Utah or USC. CAPTAINS: At the Huskies’ annual “Raise the Woo!” preseason cel-ebration, the captains or the 2013 season were unveiled. This season,six captains were selected. On oense, senior quarterback Keith Price(Compton, Cali.), junior tailback Bishop Sankey (Spokane, Wash.) andjunior guard Colin Tanigawa (Los Angeles) were honored. On deense, se-nior saety Sean Parker (Los Angeles), junior linebacker John Timu (LongBeach, Cali.) and junior deensive lineman Hau’oli Kikaha (Laie, Hawai’i)were selected. Price, Parker and Timu were all captains in 2012 as well. THE 100-YARD FACTOR: Since the 1947 season, Washington is 185-58-3 (.758) when a Husky player rushes or 100 yards in a game. The Huskiesare already 1-0 this season as Bishop Sankey ran or 161 in the victoryover Boise State. The Dawgs were 5-2 in such games last season. HISTORY LESSON: Successully rushing the ootball and winning gohand-in-hand or the Huskies. Since 1990, UW has rushed or 200 yardsin a game 82 times. The Huskies’ record stands at 67-14-1 (.823) in thosecontests. Since 1995, UW is 42-11-1 (.787) when rushing or 200 yards. HUSKY STADIUM RENOVATION: Husky Stadium underwent a majorrenovation over the last 22 months or so as the entire lower bowl andsouth upper deck were demolished and replaced. The new acility ea-tures a new, state-o-the-art ootball operations center (weight room,training room, locker room, meeting rooms, coaches’ oces) in the westend, much more premium seating options and a new playing surace.Husky Stadium had eatured a track up until 2011, so seats that wereonce ar rom the eld, particularly in the west end, are much closer to theaction. For much more inormation, including a virtual look rom every seatin the new stadium, photo galleries, live construction cams, and more, goto huskystadium.com. HISTORIC HUSKY STADIUM: The Oregon game on Nov. 5, 2011,marked the nal game in Husky Stadium prior to major renovations thathave now been completed. The Huskies re-opened their home eld with a38-6 win over then-No. 19 Boise State on Aug. 31, 2013. The 2013 seasonmarks the 93rd season o play in Husky Stadium. Original construction onthe acility was completed in 1920 when Washington played one game inthe new campus acility. UW’s all-time record in Husky Stadium stands at358-169-21 (.672). FAMILY TIES: As is the case with most seasons o Husky ootball, thereare a number o players on the Washington ootball team related to eithercurrent or ormer Huskies. LB Jamaal Kearse is the younger brother oormer WR Jermaine Kearse, who now plays or the Seahawks. JuniorWR Kasen Williams’ dad, Aaron was a our-year letterman (1979-82) widereceiver or the Huskies. Sophomore OL Shane Brostek is the son o HuskyAll-America center Bern Brostek (1986-89). Senior quarterback Keith Priceis a cousin o ormer UW tailback Jelani Harrison. A little urther aeld,junior TE Michael Hartvigson is a cousin to ormer UW baseball pitchersChad and Grant Hartvigson.
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