We’ll take a break from recruiting and coaching changes and all of that to throw out another poll looking back at the regular season that was.
In this one, it’s time to decide which was the play of the year for the Huskies?
Unlike last season, when UW played so many games that went down to the wire, the Huskies really only had a couple that fit that category this year — Washington played only three games this year decided by single-digits, and only one by less than eight points, the season-opening 30-27 victory over Eastern Washington.
So there aren’t a whole lot of plays that necessarily decided the game in the final seconds available to be detailed here (though one on the list is indeed the Desmond Trufant pick against Eastern, pictured at right in an AP photo).
But the others were all key in their own way in helping to swing games in UW’s favor:
— There’s Chris Polk’s 70-yard catch-and-run TD in the fourth quarter against Cal that provided the final margin in a 31-23 win;
— There’s the first play of the Hawaii game, a 30-yard pass from Keith Price to Austin Seferian-Jenkins, that was longer than any UW play in the opener and set the stage for the offensive explosion that was to come;
— There’s Jamaal Kearse’s fumble recovery for a TD on the opening kickoff against Utah that helped key a critical 31-14 win over the Utes (and Garret Gilliland deserves mention for making the tackle);
— And there’s a couple of key plays in the Apple Cup: 1, Thomas Tutogi’s blocked punt and Jesse Callier’s recovery that led to the opening TD for the Huskies; 2, and Sean Parker’s interception of a pass tipped by Trufant that sealed the win late.
And as always, there may be some I’ve missed, so feel free to mention those in the comments section.