Postgame Notes from Huskes Win vs. Indiana
Sept. 6, 2003
With 290 passing yards today, Cody Pickett moved up two spots on the Pac-10 career passing chart. Pickett now ranks 17th on the list with 7,711 yards. (The Pac-10 list includes all bowl games)
With 98 receiving yards, Reggie Williams climbed from 16th into a tie for 13th on the Pac-10 career list for receiving yards. Williams is tied with Aaron Cox (Arizona State, 1984-87) with 2,694 yards. (The Pac-10 list includes all bowl games).
Reggie Williams came just two yards shy of notching his 12th career 100-yard game. Williams, who already holds the UW record for 100-yard games, has tallied at least 98 receiving yards in the first two games of the season (Ohio State-107, Indiana-98).
With 74 rushing yards today, Rich Alexis moved into the UW Top-10 career rushing yards list. Alexis now ranks 10th all-time with 1,903 yards, moving past Toussaint Tyler (1977-80) who had 1,898. Alexis also moved up the UW career carries list. His 18 rushing attempts today moved him from eighth to fourth on the all-time list with 532 total attempts.
The Huskies scored 28 points in the third quarter, tying for the third-most points they've ever scored in a single quarter. The Huskies scored 30 in the first quarter in 1989 vs. Oregon State and 30 in the fourth quarter vs. UCLA in 1970. The 28 points tied for the most ever scored by a Husky team in a third quarter.
In the third quarter, redshirt freshman tailback Shelton Sampson scored on a six-yard run, the first time he'd touched the ball in his career. Three carries later, Sampson scored again on his fourth-career touch, this one a four-yard run.
Washington's 15-play, 86-yard scoring drive in the first quarter, which took seven minutes, 10 seconds, was the 12th-longest (tied) drive in school history (drive records date back only into the late 1980s) in terms of plays. It also tied for the seventh longest drive by time of possession. By plays, it's the longest drive since a school-record tying 19-play drive last year vs. California. By time, it's the longest since since a seven-minute, 12-second drive vs. Arizona State in 2001. Washington rushed for 51 yards on 10 carries on that scoring drive alone.
Indiana followed the Huskies' 15-play scoring drive with a 13-play march of their own, eating up 4:50 off the clock, and in fact, all four of the two teams' first-half scoring drives used double-digit plays and no less than 4:50. Last week at Ohio State, neither the Buckeyes nor Huskies needed more than 3:23 to complete any of the game's total of six scoring drives. In the third quarter, none of Washington's four TD drives last more than 1:59.
UW tight end Joe Toledo's 35-yard reception on third-and-15 in the second quarter was the longest of his career.
Cody Pickett's 70-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Williams in the third quarter was the seventh 70-plus yard pass completion of Pickett's career, extending his own school record. Only three other Huskies threw as many as two 70-yard passes. Four of Pickett's seven 70-plus-yarders have gone to Williams (74 in 2001; 89 and 80 in 2002; and 70 today).
Indiana played Saturday's contest without its best defensive player and fifth-year senior captain Joe Gonzalez. Gonzalez did not make the trip after sustaining a knee injury the week before the season-opener.
Today's game was the back end of a coast-to-coast opening to the season for Indiana (the Hoosiers opened the season at Connecticut last week). All tolled, the Hoosiers are looking at 6,432 round trip miles in just the first two weeks of the season.
Indiana is the only team in the Big Ten playing its first two games on the road, and the only one on the road in week two.
Today's game was the Hoosiers' first against a Pac-10 opponent since facing USC in 1982.
Indiana got Washington to go three-and-out in the first series. It wasn't until the fifth week of last season that the Hoosiers kept an opponent from scoring on its opening drive.
When Indiana's Bryan Robertson nailed a 34-yard field goal in the second quarter, it marked his 10th successful kick in his last 11 attempts. He later missed a scrambling 49-yard attempt with time running out in the first half.
Robertson's first-half field goal capped a 5:38 drive. The Hoosiers had only three drives last year that took up that much time.
IU quarterback Matt LoVecchio completed 10 consecutive passes during one stretch in the first half.
Indiana sophomore safety and game captain Will Lumpkin went to the sidelines with an injury early in the second quarter. He did not return to the game. Entering the contest, Lumpkin ranked third in the Big Ten in tackles. Lumpkin got the start on Saturday due to Gonzalez's injury
Husky outsider linebacker Greg Carothers' third-quarter interception was the second of his career. IU linebacker Kyle Killion's second-quarter interception was the first of his career.
Indiana and Washington were tied at 10 at the half. The Hoosiers trailed at the half in all but one game in 2002.
A total of 59 different players saw action for Indiana during the first half alone.
Two of the pilots who participated in the pre-game flyover of F-18 Hornets are UW alumni. Commander Bill Dorris is a 1984 graduate and Lieutenant Ken Rogers is a member of the class of 1995. The squad that flew over was from the VFA 113 out of Lemore, Calif.
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