IT’S OVER — UW wins it 35-34 after OSU decides to go for two.
Huge win for Huskies.
HUSKIES APPEAR TO WIN IT — But a really late pass interference flag on Desmond Trufant gives OSU new life.
UW SCORES FIRST ON A 21-YARD TD PASS — Locker has now thrown five TDs as he hits Kearse from 21 yards out.
HEADED TO DOUBLE OVERTIME — Locker’s fourth TD of the night is a 17-yarder to Kearse on third-and-two to tie it at 28. So UW now has the ball first.
OSU STRIKES FIRST — On third and nine Katz hit Rodgers on a wheel out in the corner of the end zone and Foster couldn’t make the play. So OSU has a 28-21 lead — its first of the night.
WE’RE HEADED TO OT — OSU will have the ball first after UW won the toss. First OT game here, I think, since ASU in 2006.
UW AT 39 WITH 15 SECONDS LEFT — Huskies call final time out. UW has a play or two left to try to win it in regulation.
OSU HELD, UW GETS BALL BACK — Huskies get the ball back at their own 13 with 1:25 left. Do they play for OT or try to win it here? UW has just one time out.
HUSKIES GET IT BACK AT OWN 10 — Locker’s third down run for a first down is being challenged. 3:34 to play.
Play is overturned and UW will have to punt.
UW FUMBLES IT AWAY — Third turnover of the game gives the ball back to the Beavers with just over five minutes left.
UW GETS THE BALL BACK — Can’t say this one lacks for drama. OSU goes three and out and UW now has the ball at its own 40 with 7:17 left. Maybe the most critical 7:17 of the season. Foster with a great play on Katz on that last third down to hold him short of the first.
HUSKIES HOLD — Great pressure by Jamora on the third and long to force Katz to step up. UW will get the ball back and good field position likely.
Talia Crichton limping on right leg as he leaves field.
UW HELD, OSU GETS BALL BACK, MAKES BAD CALL — Sorry for more slow internet. UW went three and out and punted and OSU got the ball, then eight yards by Quizz. But instead of just handing it to him again they passed on second down and a sack has the Beavers now in third-and-long with 13:01 left, game still tied.
KATZ PLAYING LIKE A FIRST-YEAR STARTER — A nice play by Parker to make an interception in the end zone but that was also just a horrible throw by Katz, who on the play before missed a wide open receiver in the end zone.
Game still tied at 21 with 30 seconds left in the third.
ELISARA PLAYING A LOT TONIGHT AS AN UP DEFENSIVE END — In another little twist.
OSU HOLDS — Beavers get the ball back at their own 40 with 5:30 to play as UW went three-and-out. Locker hit Goodwin on a short pass on third-and-two and a nice play by OSU’s James Dockery stopped him short.
UW WITH A HUGE INTERCEPTION — Katz just threw it up there and Fellner came over to pick it off, UW’s second inteception of the game — after UW had just two all season coming in. UW has the ball at its own 8.
UW NOW 4-12 ON FOURTH DOWN — Huskies go for fourth-and-one at the 45 and lose three yards on a Polk run. So OSU takes over at its own 48 with 8:45 left. I listened to the radio call, and as Rondeau put it “Greg Christine and company blown up” by the OSU line on that play.
This game has an ominous feel now.
HUSKIES UNVEIL THE PISTOL — If you saw it there on third down, UW went to the Pistol with Polk behind Locker.
THIRD TIME OUT TONIGHT FOR UW — UW has called its third time out tonight on offense for a reason other than stopping the clock. UW may need that one later.
AND OSU TIES IT UP — That’s three TDs in the last 9:45 of the game as OSU ties it at 21 with 11:26 remaining in the third.
Quizz got the last four after a few other key plays earlier.
Onus right back on the UW offense now.
OSU MOVING RIGHT DOWN THE FIELD — My internet is really slow so again apologize.
Jamora started the second half at DE for Crichton, a move that could soon be permanent.
LOCKER’S STATS — He is 12-19 for 191 yards and three TDs in the first half. Katz is just 6-13 for 54. Each has an interception.
TIDE TURNING? — In the last 10 minutes of the half, OSU had 97 yards on 14 plays while UW was held to 24 on 10.
OSU obviously appeared to nicely weather the storm.
And Sark’s comments about missing sacks are obviously aimed at Ta’amu for missing Katz the one time he had an open shot. Ta’amu also had the face mask penalty later in the half.
SARK’S HALFTIME COMMENTS — We’re at the half with UW ahead 21-14 but the Beavers closing fast.
UW has a 274-133 edge in yards, but OSU will get the ball first to start the second half.
As he left the field at halftime, here’s what Sarkisian had to say on the radio:
On the offense: “We’re just trying to mix it up. They are so aggressive internally on the inside we are trying to do some things to get to the edge and throw the ball down field. We have to attack their secondary.”
On tackling Rodgers: “We are there. We just have to tackle. We are there and then we have to sack the quarterback when we are unblocked.;;
On the pressure on Katz: “I like it, but we’ve got to sack them when we are free.”
UW FORCED TO PUNT — And this likely means that the half will end with UW ahead 21-14.
AND OSU MAKES IT A GAME — Well, didn’t take long for the Beavers to get right back in this one as they easily converted the interception to cut the lead to 21-14 with 3:09 left in the half.
Now a really critical possession for the Huskies to keep the momentum going — OSU will get the ball to start the second half.
LOCKER INTERCEPTED — Uh oh. OSU showing more life as Locker is picked off at the 35 and OSU now has the ball at the 16 following a face mask.
Lots of time left, obviously.
OSU GETS ON THE BOARD — A 9-play, 62-yard drive in 3:46 gets OSU on the board, cutting the lead to 21-7 on a five-yard run by Katz. A couple nice runs by Jacquizz Rodgers got OSU close.
From OSU’s standpoint, a critical drive to keep UW close.
Now up to UW offense to respond and keep the lead comfortable — OSU has not stopped UW tonight other than the fumble.
UW ROLLING — UW completes a six-play, 91-yard drive in 1:35 to take a 21-0 lead, the last 45 coming on a Locker-Kearse hookup on a play-action. A lot of complexity to the play as Locker faked a handoff, then tucked, then stopped and threw deep. UW taking advantage of a suspect OSU secondary.
HUSKIES GET ANOTHER STOP — OSU got to UW’s 40, but the drive ended there and UW will take over at its own 9 with 11:41 to go in the second quarter.
Aiyewa playing maybe the best game of his career so far with a couple nice plays on that drive, as well as the tip earlier that led to the interception.
And Potoa’e getting his first major time in a while inside. He was paired with Tokolahi for a couple plays during that series.
UW SCORES AGAIN — On the first play of the second quarter Locker rolls and hits Goodwin from four yards out.
Locker is 8-10 for 107 yards, and this is the UW team everyone thought they’d see when the year began. This looks like last year’s Cal game so far.
And sorry, once again really slow internet up here so hard to update quickly but doing best I can.
FIRST QUARTER OVER — UW leads 7-0 and has a 165-30 edge in yards, indicative of how this game has gone. Huskies have a second-and-goal at the four as the quarter ends.
HUSKIES GET A TURNOVER — Aiyewa tipped a Katz pass and Trufant gets the deflection, just UW’s third interception of the season. Huskies have the ball at the OSU 45 and simply dominating so far.
HUSKIES ON THE BOARD — A 10-play, 69-yard drive ends in a 16-yard Locker to Kearse TD and UW has a 7-0 lead at the 4:22 mark.
That’s the first time this year UW has scored first at home.
Huskies look like a totally different team than last week, showing much more energy and life. A healthy Locker helps as he is moving well and making plays on the run.
UW has a 139-19 edge in yards.
HUSKIES GET A STOP — After allowing one first down, the Huskies defense came up with a stop, showing some better coverage than in past weeks — and making one wonder already how much OSU is missing James Rodgers.
And also, looks like OSU WR Markus Wheaton is also not out there. He was struggling with a knee injury all week.
DRIVE ENDS IN TURNOVER — A nice drive for the Huskies ended in disaster as Locker fumbled while scrambling on a third-and-12 from the OSU 14. OSU recovered and will have the ball at its own 12. It appeared unlikely Locker would get the first.
He fumbled after running into teammate D’Andre Goodwin.
Sarkisian just called about half the team onto the field for what appeared a quick pep talk during the break in action.
LOCKER LOOKS JUST FINE — He rolled to the right and completed a 28-yard pass on the first play. Seems in good health.
KEARSE, JOHNSON, GOODWIN — Are the starting WRs.
OSU WINS TOSS, DEFERS — The game captains for UW today were Victor Aiyewa and Colin Tanigawa joining the usual foursome of Locker, Kelemete, Foster and Williams.
Also, sounds as if Nick Foles has dislocated his knee cap, reading a few reports, so sounds as if he won’t play against UW next week.
REALLY NICE ANTHEM TONIGHT — If you were there, a really nice rendition of the National Anthem tonight with the UW and OSU bands joining together.
Still four minutes to kickoff, which I guess officially comes at 7:26.
LATE-ARRIVING KICKOFF — It still says 20 minutes on the scoreboard as I type this at 7:05. So you’ve got time for one last refreshment run if needed.
PRE-GAME NOTES — About a half hour to kickoff as I type this.
As noted in the chat, Devin Aguilar is in street clothes on the sideline and won’t play.
Otherwise, not a lot of real news or notes regarding UW. They are wearing white pants and purple jerseys.
Alamo Bowl officials are here, having just dropped off a nice sheet of promo info. So someone still has faith that the Huskies can right the ship.