UW-Nevada Game Notes
Oct. 11, 2003
By the end of the first half, UW tailback Rich Alexis had already rushed 20 times for 98 yards. His 20 carries were only four short of his previous season high for a game. He had 24 carries against Stanford. Alexis tied his career high with 30 carries today. He also had 30 carries at Michigan in 2002. With 120 rushing yards today, Alexis was 14 yards shy of matching his previous career high of 134 at Washington State in 2000.
Alexis moved into a tie for third place on the UW career rushing touchdowns list. With 28 career rushing TDs, Alexis is tied with Hugh McElhenny (1949-51), five short of Napoleon Kaufman's school record of 33.
Cody Pickett moved up two more spots to No. 8 on the Pac-10's career passing yards list, moving by USC's Rob Johnson and Arizona State's Jake Plummer. Pickett now has thrown for 8,805 career yards.
UW junior receiver Reggie Williams moved up on the Pac-10's career receiving yards and receptions lists. With 195 receptions for 3086 career yards, Williams is tied for eighth on receptions and ranks fifth in yards on the Pac-10 career charts.
Maurice Mann's game-opening, 43-yard kickoff return was the longest of the year by a Husky opponent. The previous long was a 26-yarder by UCLA's Maurice Drew last week.
All four of UW kicker Evan Knudson's field goal misses this year have been the result of blocks. He was blocked once in the opener at Ohio State and three times today and has converted all of his other seven field goal attempts, including a 42-yarder today.
Chris Barry's two field goal blocks today tied for the most-ever by a Washington opponent. Only twice in history has a single player blocked two Husky kicks in a game, both by Stanford players: John Chapple in 1964 and Stuart Kellner in 1968. The UW media guide has no record for most blocked kicks in a game by a team and old stat recaps are not sufficiently detailed to quickly determine one.
When UW cornerback Derrick Johnson intercepted a John Heiser pass early in the third quarter, it broke a streak for the Husky defense. Prior to that play, which stopped the Nevada drive that had begun on a Wolf Pack fumble recovery, the UW had allowed opponents to convert the previous six straight Husky turnovers into points, including two in the first quarter of the UW game.
Johnson has now intercepted a pass in three consecutive games.
Reggie Williams caught a pass in his 31st straight game, every game of his UW career. That's the longest active streak in the Pac-10 and longest since Jerome Pathon caught a pass in 31 straight (1995-97).
Nevada's 17 penalties tie for fourth on UW's opponent top-10 list for most penalties, while its 149 penalty yards rank sixth on the all-time opponent list for most penalty yards.
Washington is now 8-1 in games in which Rich Alexis runs for 100 or more yards. The Huskies are 157-36-3 when a Husky player rushes for 100 or more dating back to 1947.
Washington is now 22-3 at Husky Stadium over its last 25 games, 20-3 against an unranked opponent at home the game following a road loss since 1980, and 45-6 at home against all non-conference opponents since 1981.