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BYU 23, UW 17, Final

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Sep. 4, 2010 at 7:23 pm with 6 Comments »
September 4, 2010 7:23 pm

Two drives, Jake Locker had a chance to go down and take the lead – and possibly a victory on the road.

Twice, the UW offense sputtered.

The last chance to win came at the 1:55 mark. Facing a fourth-and-7 at the Cougars’ 27, Locker tried hitting tight end Chris Izbicki quickly down the middle – only to have his pass batted down by Eathyn Manamaleuna at the line of scrimmage.

The ball popped up. Izbicki made a fair effort to get to the ball before it dropped, as did others. But was it was an incompletion.

Earlier in the quarter, facing a fourth-and-2 at the BYU 23, coach Steve Sarkisian elected to go for it trailing 23-17. Locker tried going deep under pressure, and BYU’s Brian Logan knocked it out of the hands of Jermaine Kearse in the end zone.

The UW was shut out in the second half. Obviously, for those who watched, Locker was not sharp – and tailback Chris Polk was a lost asset for much of the second half.

The road skid has now reached 13 games, dating back to 2007.

Leave a comment Comments → 6
  1. 1. Bad Snap
    2. Polk two kickoff muffs leave us inside the 10.
    3. Kearse 3 drops.
    4. Lackluster offense on the final two drives
    5. Shall I go on?

    With all due respect to BYU, they were not impressive. They simply did what they had to, and they were calm when they had to be. While Heaps and the other QB impressed as they became comfortable, the Huskies beat themselves, plain and simple.

    I am not physically ill, a la the Willingham era. I am just deflated because this was a winnable game and the road monkey was there to be thrown from our backs. Lots of coaching still to do here. Better kick the hell out of ‘Cuse at home.

  2. killinemquietly says:

    The good news? We can put all that annoying, “10 in 10″ Heisman talk to bed… no way Jake is among the 10 best let alone the best in the land.

    I graduated from the UW, watch or attend every game (eventhough I live 5 states away) but, abandoning my UW homer hat, I seriously hope the Hawks don’t get him in the draft. He’s a bust waiting to happen– all physical talent and no accuracy or game composure and control. Pure NFL 1st round bust in the making and a dismal season for UW on the horizon.

  3. joeymac says:

    Realy…you always take the points on the road. This one is on Sark. A field goal would have tied it at the end instead of a low percentage pass.

  4. CYRREEN says:

    I agree, Jake looked bad. He was not accurate and this game was very winnable. Sadly, Jake is not even a first round pick.

  5. huskydawgfan says:

    Officiating left something to be desired Husky wise.
    But the running into the kicker (freshman) was crucial.
    Instead of two consecutive three and outs kept defense on the field 7 more minutes in 92 degree heat. Stupid mistake.

  6. Jake Locker’s record the last three seasons as quarterback of the Huskies including this one:

    5 wins, 20 losses


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