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Archives: Sep. 2006

Sep.
30th

Quotes from Huskies and Wildcats

Some quotes that arrived too late to make the Sunday paper:


From UW coach Tyrone Willingham: I’m really pleased with the running game, more so earlier in the game than later. I’m pleased with how the guys came out and ran the ball. The backs did a nice job. (UW had 154 rushing yards on 40 carries.)


UW linebacker Dan Howell (two tackles): “Tonight we didn’t come out fast enoug, and Arizona took advantage of that. … (Arizona) played well and had some big plays, but we just played better tonight.”


UW linebacker Scott White (10 tackles,

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Sep.
30th

Final: UW 21, Arizona 10

A few items that will be in the Sunday paper.


Player of the game: In a game dominated by defense, Washington linebacker Scott White led the Huskies with 10 tackles, including two sacks for a loss of 25 yards. "We knew we couldn’t let (Arizona quarterback Willie Tuitama) get any rhythm," he said.


Offensive player of the game: Sonny Shackelford once again was Isaiah Stanback’s favorite target. Shackelford led the Huskies with five receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown, all coming in the decisive second quarter.


Turning point: Arizona’s first score seemed to rouse UW.

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Sep.
30th

Third quarter: UW 21, Arizona 10

Arizona is finding a lot of room in the UW secondary. Depending heavily on the passing game, they got the lone score of the quarter, as the Husky offense and defense were inconsistent. UW is being very aggressive defensively, blitzing almost constantly. When it works, it works. When it doesn’t, UA is moving through the air.

Sep.
30th

6,000 reported at Hec Ed

It sounds like the television experiment at Hec Ed tonight was a success, as a crowd of 6,000 is estimated at the 10,000-seat arena.


If any of you attended the event, I’m sure all our readers would appreciate you telling us about it. How clearly could the game be seen? But more interestingly, how hopping was the crowd?


Seems like Husky fever may be catching on and the Husky bandwagon may be taking on a few more passengers.

Sep.
30th

Halftime: UW 21, Arizona 3

UW actually blew the game’s first good scoring chance when Michael Braunstein was wide right with a 39-yard field goal.


Arizona took advantage, marching down field and taking a 3-0 lead on Nick Folk’s 52-yarder.


That, however, set off the Huskies who marched for long touchdown drives on their next three possessions. Each drive was keyed by long passes to first to Sonny Shackelford, next to Anthony Russo and then a 55-yard touchdown to Quintin Daniels in the last half minute. Stanback-to-Shackelford has become quite the combination the past two weeks. At half, Shackelford has five catches for

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Sep.
30th

1st quarter: UW 0, Arizona 0

It’s every bit the defensive struggle the score indicates.


For a while, the battle of field position favored UW significantly, as a Sean Douglas punt was downed at the Arizona 1, and the Huskies came very close to forcing safeties on a couple of runs. But Arizona finally worked its way out of the hole, and there’s little to separate the teams so far.


Washington has 70 total yards, Arizona 63. It took UW more than 13 minutes before the first completion, and the running game isn’t quite there yet either.

Sep.
30th

At Arizona Stadium

The sun is setting over the great desert landscape, the lights are on, and the teams are warming up on the field. Arizona is in there red jerseys and white plans, Huskies in their new purple pants (in which they are 0-1).


Word from Hed Ed is that about 1,500 fans already are there to watch the game.


And here, coach Mike Stoops has called this the biggest game since he’s been at Arizona. In a way that makes sense. As he points out, Arizona and Washington have similar goals this year, and are probably both aiming

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Sep.
30th

UW-Arizona: More on The Pass

My main story in today’s News Tribune is on that amazing 69-yard touchdown pass Isaiah Stanback threw to Craig Chambers in the Arizona game last season.


Without any real news (well, it’s still hot here) until the 7 p.m. kickoff, I’ve dug up the story I wrote about that pass that night. Unfortunately, I can’t link to it because it’s almost a year old, but for anyone interested in more detail or how it seemed at the time, here is is:


TUCSON, Ariz. – The Washington Huskies’ prayer was answered Saturday night.


On the last

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