— Our game story late Friday night after Washington’s 41-31 loss at No. 13 UCLA. UW is 6-4 overall, 3-4 in Pac-12 play and has lost nine of 12 conference road games. Kickoff at Oregon State on Nov. 23 is set for 7:30 p.m. in Corvallis. Senior QB Keith Price is scheduled to have an MRI on his injured throwing shoulder today.
— From Larry Stone:
PASADENA, Calif. – It wasn’t the abject humiliation of Tempe, but for Washington, moral victories and hard-fought losses long ago ceased to suffice.
On a night when the Huskies desperately desired to send a message, they did, indeed. And it was this: The ever-elusive “next step” is not going to be taken this year.
Not when, in a game that could have gone so far to erase the misery of that devastating three-game losing streak, and re-establish their upward trajectory, the Huskies dug a huge early hole via their own turnovers.
Not when they buried themselves with 11 penalties, of which coach Steve Sarkisian said afterward, “We’ve got to coach better. It’s not acceptable. We can’t go out and have 11 penalties. And big ones. … It had too big an impact on the game.”
Not when, in search of that defining road win, every tantalizing comeback was sabotaged by some ill-timed mistake. And not when UCLA could unleash what already has become the best secret weapon in the conference – secret no longer, of course – in Myles Jack, the Bruins’ steamroller of a linebacker-turned-running back.
Continue reading Larry’s column here.
— Notebook: Penalties prove costly for the Huskies.
— Sidebar: Myles Jack runs for four touchdowns.
— From The News Tribune: A painful night for Price and the Huskies.
— From the UW Daily: UW wastes a grand opportunity.
— From the L.A. Times: UCLA gets a Myles-high victory
— Bill Plaschke: You can call him Jumbo Jack.
— From the AP: More on Jack.
— More from the Los Angeles News Group’s UCLA blog.