NCAA Game Summary - Idaho at Washington|
(Saturday, September 12th)
Final Score: Washington 42, Idaho 23
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Jake Locker threw for three touchdowns and ran
for another as the Washington Huskies easily dismissed the Idaho Vandals,
42-23, in non-conference action at Husky Stadium.
Locker completed 17-of-25 passing for the Huskies (1-1), resulting in 253
yards, adding another 18 yards rushing on six attempts as well as the team
snapped a 15-game losing streak, the longest in the nation entering the week.
The Vandals (1-1) were paced by DeMaundray Woolridge who tallied a pair of
second-half touchdowns to make the score a little more respectable.
Quarterback Nathan Enderle completed 22-of-33 passing for 279 yards, but
failed to put one in the end zone for the visitors.
Washington got the scoring started in the first half when Locker capped a
lengthy 14-play, 97-yard drive with a three-yard TD run to put the home team
Trey Farquhar, who made all three of his field goal attempts on the afternoon
for the Vandals, began by knocking through a 44-yard effort late in the first
frame to make the score 7-3.
Locker went back to work on the next possession, this time guiding the Huskies
on a nine-play, 71-yard drive, finished off by a 24-yard TD pass to Johri
Midway through the second quarter the Vandals again had to settle for a field
goal as Farquhar connected on a 28-=yard effort to make the score 14-6.
Washington moved quickly down the field once more as Locker combined with
James Johnson on a 31-yard TD pass, giving the Huskies a commanding 21-6
Before the half could end, Idaho moved into field goal range and watched
Farquhar boot a 34-yard kick, cutting the deficit to 21-9.
The Huskies put the game out of reach in the third quarter when Chris Polk
tallied a one-yard TD run and Locker locked up with Chris Izbicki for a two-
yard scoring strike to make the score 35-9 with 10:17 to play in the period.
Woolridge and the Vandals responded when he hit the end zone from four yards
away to finish off an 11-play, 65-yard drive, yet the visitors still trailed
by a 35-16 score.
Fogerson's second touchdown of the day came courtesy of a two-yard run at the
9:15 mark of the fourth quarter, while Woolridge responded with a six-yard TD
score of his own in the final seconds to leave the Vandals with a 19-point
Idaho actually finished the contest with 412 yards of total offense, compared
to 374 yards for the Huskies who have now won 18 straight in the series and
sport a commanding 35-2-2 mark against the Vandals all-time.
The win for Washington snapped the school's longest draught in history and was
the first since the team defeated California by a score of 37-23 back on
November 17, 2007.
09/12 19:34:50 ET