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November 28, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Why there was no point after, when the game is being replayed, and a few other notes

I’ve gotten repeated questions about why UW didn’t try a point after touchdown after scoring with no time left, so figured I’d answer that here, and pass on a few other notes, as well.
The reason the Huskies didn’t is simple — it’s in the rule book not to try it on a TD scored when time runs out if it doesn’t impact the game. Here’s a link to the rule book. It’s in section 8, article 2.a and reads that “the try shall not be attempted unless the point(s) would affect the outcome of the game.” Obviously, one or two points would not have impacted the game, so no reason to try the point. Some of you may have seen games where the PAT was try because it could impact the game. If UW had led by just one or two points, they would have tried it because Cal could have blocked it and run it back for a two-pointer of its own.
— The game will be replayed on FSN-NW tonight and Monday night at 7 p.m. It’s listed for three hours, so that should get the whole thing in since it was a quick game that didn’t even go that long in real time.
— As far as I can tell this is the first time in at least 60 years UW scored a TD with no time left to win a game. UW has had a few last-play field goals through the years (including earlier this season at USC). But in looking at an old media guide that had every late UW win detailed dating to 1950, I don’t see any last-play touchdowns. There have been a few famous scores with very little time left (like the comeback at Stanford in 2000, which came with 17 seconds remaining, or the win against Michigan in 1983, which came with 34 seconds left. But not seeing any other last-play TDs to win.
— We don’t get injury updates until Steve Sarkisian holds his Monday press conference. So unless something changes in the routine, we don’t get anything more on Senio Kelemete or Kiel Rasp until tomorrow. Just from the way Sarkisian talked about it, Rasp’s didn’t sound like something that would keep him out next week. No one seemed to know about Kelemete. He left on crutches and in a boot, which never looks good. But that’s also what they do with any injury like that afterward so hard to know how bad it may be.
— Here’s a link to all the day-after Cal coverage from the BearTalk blog.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller says we learned that the Huskies have fight. He also gave the UW defense a helmet sticker.
— Pac-10 news and notes with a WSU slant from Vince Grippi in Spokane. And lots of Pac-10 links with an Oregon slant from Ken Goe.
All for now.

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