HUSKIES WIN — UW held on to win. Now that deadline stories and all that are done, I’ll start getting some stuff up on the blog.
UW TAKES LEAD — UW takes the lead on a 30-yard field goal by Coons with 1:20 remaining.
OSU TIES IT — OSU went 76 yards in seven plays in 3:11 behind Vaz to tie it at 17, the score coming on a 29-yard pass to Connor Hamlett of Meadowdale.
HUSKIES TAKE THE LEAD — A Peters interception to the 30 led to a 1-yard Sankey run and UW has a 17-10 lead with under eight minutes left.
Mannion has thrown four interceptions and Cody Vaz has now replaced him.
STILL TIED — Crazy turn of events there as UW appeared momentarily to score on a John Timu interception and fumble return in the end zone. But a personal foul on Danny Shelton — a legit call — brought it back and UW couldn’t move on its on drive.
OSU now has the ball at its own 22.
BEAVS TIE IT — Whoops, other duties got in the way. Beavers have tied it at 10-10 on a 29-yard Romaine field goal and have the ball back at their own 31 as the third quarter runs out.
OSU now has a 305-217 edge in yards.
BEAVS BACK IN IT — OSU has finally got on the board on a 53-yard pass from Mannion to Cooks which followed a 30-yard run by Woods after OSU took over at its own 17. Mannion hit Cooks on a lateral pass and then Woods took off down the sideline for the score. 10-7 UW with 7:37 left in the third.
HUSKIES GET ANOTHER FOURTH DOWN STOP — OSU drove to the UW 28 on its first drive but it stalled there when Marcus Peters broke up a pass to Obum Gwacham, who is playing in place of Wheaton.
UW used its running game to get one first down before the drive stalled, and the Huskies will punt from their 41. Still up 10-0 with 8:23 left in the third.
HUSKIES UP 10-0 AT HALFTIME — The Huskies have controlled the first half and lead it 10-0 at the break. OSU went for it on a fourth and 8 at the 32 late in the half but Trufant’s open field tackle stopped the drive.
UW has a 158-110 edge in yards, and 84-28 in rushing.
Sarkisian said in his halftime radio comments that “our guys are making plays when they have the chance, which is encouraging.” He also said UW is going to keep running the ball, saying “it’s almost November and that’s when you win by running the ball and playing defense.”
He also said the defense is playing disciplined and not getting out of gaps, which was an issue last week.
UW TAKES 10-0 LEAD — Huskies are dominating this half and now lead 10-0 after a 1-yard run by Sankey on fourth down. The run came after UW appeared to score on third down when Taylor fumbled the ball into the end zone and Bruns recovered. But Taylor was ruled down at the 1. UW went for it and did its usual quick snap short-yardage play over the right side that has worked well a lot through the years — basically, that’s God’s Play there. So it’s 10-0 with 4:09 to play in the half and UW appears to have everything going its way.
HUSKIES GET IT RIGHT BACK — UW went three and out and then a penalty on the punt gave OSU the ball at the UW 43. On first down Mannion tried to loft it to the sideline to Wheaton, who was hit hard by Parker. Glenn caught the carom and UW has the ball at its own 16. If UW was trying to prove it’s not soft, it appears to be doing so. Wheaton walked off but we’ll see if he can return.
UW STOPS OSU THREAT — OSU moved to the UW 17. But then Mannion got too aggressive and threw low and into coverage and Parker picked it off in the end zone with 12:50 left in the second quarter. UW playing well so far.
END FIRST QUARTER — That was a quick first quarter, taking about 28 minutes of real time. UW leads it 3-0 but OSU is on the move and will have a second and 10 at the UW 38 when play resumes.
OSU has a 73-63 edge in yards thanks to a 58-9 edge in passing yards. Mannion shows no signs of rust hitting 6-7 passes with the one incomplete coming on a drop.
HUSKIES ON THE BOARD — UW on board with 45-yard field goal by Coons. UW with 54 rushing yards for the game. UW leads 3-0, 3:12 left in first quarter. Huskies with a good drive there, moving from their own 7 to the OSU 27 before it stalled.
That’s the kind of drive UW needs, 66 yards in 12 plays in 7:24, shortening the game. Sankey ran hard on that drive and had two carries of 14.
Sarkisian said he wanted to run more this week and the Huskies got it going on that drive.
HUSKIES OFF THE FIELD — As I type this, UW has left the field following warmups. I stupidly left my binoculars at home, and with UW wearing the black unis and the rain, hard to read some numbers. But I did not notice anything real out of the ordinary in the lineups. We’ll see how it looks when the game begins.
NFL SCOUTS HERE — Again, NFL teams send scouts to dozens of games every weekend so I never really ready anything into any specific team being at any game. But among the teams represented here tonight are the Eagles, Dolphins, Steelers and Cardinals.
SUN BOWL REPS HERE TONIGHT — This is the time of year it is common for representatives of various bowl games to attend games. The Sun Bowl is here tonight, with one of its officials handing out brochures to all media. Either of these teams could still end up there depending on how the rest of the season goes.
PRE-GAME CHAT: We’ll get going at 5:30 p.m. …
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