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Postgame Notes: Arizona

Nov 21, 2020

Washington Post-Game Notes

Husky Stadium – 50 degrees, calm and clear.

•            Like his mentor Chris Petersen, Jimmy Lake begins his UW tenure as head coach with a 2-0 record. Prior to Petersen, to find the last time a first-year Husky coach started 2-0 you must go all the way back to 1930 when James Phelan started out 2-0. Phelan went 3-0 and Petersen went 4-0 out of the gate.

•            UW has now beat Arizona in four-straight games, outscoring them 179-85 (an average of 44.8 to 21.3). The Huskies have not lost to Arizona in Seattle since a 48-41 defeat on Oct. 27, 2007.

•            UW rushed for over 200 yards in back-to-back games for the first times since Nov. 17 and Nov. 23, 2018 vs. Oregon State and Washington State.

•            The Huskies have now gone 73-straight games without allowing their opponent to score 35 or more points, the longest such streak in Division I.

•            The 27 points allowed by the Huskies are tied for the most allowed in the fourth quarter in UW history. Also done: 2013 by Oregon State and 2001 by Texas. In that 2013 game, UW won 63-27 in Corvallis.

•            The Huskies' first touchdown of the first quarter was the first TD pass for Dylan Morris. The 65-yard reception was the longest of Puka Nacua's career and his third TD reception.

•            By 14:04 of the second quarter, Morris had already passed for more yards (149) than he did the previous week (141) against Oregon State.

•            From the start of the second half of UW's win over Oregon State to the halftime against Arizona, UW's defense shutout the opposition and allowed a combined 69 yards passing. Arizona's fourth quarter touchdown snapped UW's streak of keeping the opponent off the scoreboard at 77 minutes, 6 seconds.       

•            Tight end Cade Otton had eclipsed his previous career high for receptions in a game (4) by halftime. He made 5 catches for 72 yards in the first 30 minutes and finished the game with new career highs in both receptions (7) and yards (100).

•            Zion Tupola-Fetui has two sacks in each of the first two games. He entered the year with zero sacks in 14 previous games.

•            Richard Newton's 54-yard scamper and score was the longest of his career. His two rushing touchdowns give him 12 on the ground in 12 career games.

•            MJ Tafisi was credited with a sack for minus 11 yards in the third quarter when Grant Gunnell threw the ball away for intentional grounding. It was the first career sack of Tafisi's career.

•            The Huskies have sacked the opponent seven times for minus 56 yards and caused three fumbles on those sacks. Conversely, the only sack the Huskies have taken on offense came when Dylan Morris ran out of bounds for minus 2 yards on a passing play in the third quarter of tonight's game.

•            The Huskies have held the ball on average 14 minutes, 16 seconds longer than their opponent after two games.           

•            The total number of Husky true freshmen to play this year is now at 10 as OL Roger Rosengarten, DB Makell Esteen, WR Sawyer Racanelli and RB Javon Forward made their debuts.

•            Luke Wattenberg made his 34th consecutive start on the offensive line, the longest active streak among Huskies. Ryan Bowman, Elijah Molden and Brandon McKinney continued their streak of playing in every game over the last four years. All have played in 42 games.

•            The captain for today's game was Keith Taylor.