Washington-OSU Game Notes
Oct. 16, 2004
Oregon State won its first game at Husky Stadium since a 21-20 victory over the UW in 1985. The Beavers had lost seven straight at Seattle since that game. Home or away, it was the Beavers' second win over the Huskies since that 1985 game and their third in the last 29.
Prior to OSU's Dwight Wright's 55-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, the last time the Husky defense had surrendered a touchdown was with 3:38 remaining in the third quarter of the Stanford game, when J.R. Lemon ran in from one yard out. At the end of that same quarter, the UW gave up a TD on a blocked punt, but that, obviously, didn't come against the Washington defense. Before Wright's run (the longest of his career), the UW defense had gone just shy of seven-and-a-half quarters without allowing a touchdown.
Husky defensive end Caesar Rayford became the seventh true freshman to play this season for Washington, joining DT Jordan White-Frisbee, DT Erick Lobos, DE Greyson Gunheim, ILB Dan Howell, OLB Trenton Tuiasosopo and FS Darin Harris. All seven true freshmen that have played are defensive players, including four on the defensive line. Harris, Howell and Tuiasosopo have played almost exclusively on special teams and, due to an injury, Tuisosopo is expected to redshirt this season despite having played in two games.
Stanback's 52-yard pass to Sonny Shackelford early in the third quarter was the longest pass completion of the season by a Husky and longest play of either player's career. That reception led to Stanback's 24-yard TD pass to Joe Toledo, the first touchdown of the Husky tight end's career.
Oregon State's game-opening drive, which resulted in a field goal, used up 7:11. That's the second-longest drive, in terms of time of possession, that the Huskies have surrendered this year. OSU's drive also used 14 plays to go 62 yards. The longest drive the UW has allowed this year, by TOP, was a 16-play, 82-yard field goal drive by UCLA. That drive lasted seven minutes, 21 seconds. Washington ended the first quarter today with only 3:14 of possession time in the period.
OSU linebacker Trent Bray's first-quarter interception was the second of his career. His other pick came in two seasons ago (2002) vs. USC.
Alexis Serna's 55-yard field goal on the final play of the first half is his career long and tied for second-longest in Oregon State history. The OSU record for long field goal is a 58-yarder by Chris Mangold in 1982. The 55-yarder is tied for the fourth-longest ever against a Husky team. It was also the longest field at Husky Stadium since California's Robbie Keen hit a 55-yarder in 1988.
Alex Serna's five field goals set an Oregon State record for field goals in a single game.
Beaver free safety Mitch Meeuwsen tied the Oregon State career record with his 15th interception.
OSU receiver Marcel Love's third-quarter touchdown reception was the first TD of his Beaver career.
Tim Galloway's second-quarter punt block was the first punt block of the season by a Husky. The last time a Washington player pulled off a block was by James Sims last season (11/8/03) at Arizona.
Husky defensive tackle Dan Milsten was added to the list of Husky starters that are likely out for the year. The preliminary report on Milsten was a broken leg. Other Huskies that have started this year that are likely done for the season include senior fullback Zach Tuiasosopo (broken leg), senior offensive tackle Khalif Barnes (broken wrist), sophomore wide receiver Corey Williams (broken wrist) and sophomore defensive tackle Donny Mateaki (foot ligament injury).
Washington tailback Kenny James upped his career rushing yards to 1,034, after entering the game with exactly 1,000. After six games this year, James has nearly reached his season total rushing yards from last season. With 504 yards after today's game, James needs 27 more to surpass last year's total of 530.