The Apple Cup always runneth over with a few extra notes and quotes. So consider this cleaning out the notebook. …
— Got this up last night, but sounds like some of you didn’t see it. So I’ll repeat that the member of the chain crew taken off the field is fine. It was apparently a pre-existing back conditiion that acted up, so nothing more serious than that.
— UW had a chance for a final touchdown denied in the fourth quarter when replay overturned a call on the field and gave the ball to WSU on a Demitrius Bronson fumble. UW tried to get a snap off to deny the chance for a review but WSU was called for being offsides. That, however, did not count as an official snap so the officials then stopped play and reviewed the replay and overturned the call. “The play can still be reviewed as long as there’s not another snap,” said UW coach Steve Sarkisian. Here’s the applicable section of the NCAA rule book that discusses that situation saying the ball has to be “legally put in play.” A penalty, obviously, means it was not legally put in play.
— Here is UW’s team statistical page from the NCAA web site. Jake Locker’s passing efficiency rating is up to 124.40, and Chris Polk is up to fifth in the Pac-10 and 35th nationally in rushing.
— Here’s the Nick Holt quote on whether UW pressured more Saturday than it had in previous game: “We might have pressured a little more than we have in the past. Quite honestly, if you probably broke it down and added it up, it probably would have been the same against UCLA and Oregon State, and things like that. I think the guys maybe executed it a lot better. They were focused. They had a great week of practice.”
— Here’s what he said about the return of DT Cameron Elisara: “I thought he provided a little quickness for us. I’m sure it helped, he did a nice job. The other guys played really well that have been playing for us I thought, I thought Jason Wells did a nice job- it’s always nice to have him back there because he has a nice calming effect with our defense. But I thought everybody played really well, it was just a group effort and they did a nice job.”
— Here’s what Holt said about Cort Dennison: “Cort has played well all year. For coming in and replacing E.J, Savannah, it’s too bad E.J. didn’t get to play in this game but I’m really happy with Cort Dennison, he’s going to be a good football player. He showed you tonight what he can do and I’m glad he’s coming back for a couple years. He’s very smart, very tough, wants to be a great player and he’s just one of those guys that gets around the ball, does a nice job.”
—- And here was Holt’s take on what the key was for the UW defense: “Well we had to do a good job of stopping the run and stopping Dwight Tardy, we really respected him and what he can do, he’s a really good football player. You never know in these type of games what’s going to happen. We knew we’d see some trickery and they did, they executed some nice plays, but when it came down to it we had to stop the run, which we did for the most part, and when we had our opportunities we had to rush the passer which our guys did a good job of, and that’s why we played really well.”
All for now.