Huskies Down Vandals

The Washington Huskies jumped out to an impressive 28-3 halftime lead, and went on to beat the Vandals 41-27 in front of 70,000 fans in Seattle. Caldwell, Idaho native <b>Cody Pickett</b> had a 400+ yard passing performance for the second weekend in a row this season, as UW's #2 ranked passing attack in the nation hit on all cylinders, particularly in the first half.

Marquis Cooper, Husky Inside Linebacker
"We didn't change schemes or anything in the second half. We thought we just had them, but they came out ready fired up and ready to play. We were a little overconfident, and we've got to do a better job of picking that end of it up. It was our fault (for the second-half letdown) pretty much. Today we came out fired up, but I guess we didn't step it up in the second half as much as Idaho did. We just didn't do the things we did in the first half."

The quote above pretty much sums up what happened in Seattle this past Saturday. As coach Cable said, the team came out soft, and probably a bit intimidated in the first half. At halftime they gathered themselves together, and came out fighting in the second half. They put up an admirable effort and continue to impress with their never-say-die approach to this season. In 3 games against the Huskies since 2000, this is the most points we've scored, and the closest the game has been (down by 14 at one point in the third quarter, and losing by 14 in the end).

We're impressed with the effort the guys put into the game this weekend, and the improvement they've made as the season has progressed. They've proven to be a team that can make solid adjustments at the half, and they tend to improve as the game progresses. Traits that should help carry the team through the rest of its 2002 schedule.

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Idaho Official Site, Game Summary and Stats

Post Game Press Conference, reported by

Spokesman Review Article

UI Argonaut Article

Photo Gallery

John Froschauer / AP
Idaho quarterback, #11 Brian Lindgren, on the move. Brian would finish the day going 22 of 38, for 309 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.

John Froschauer / AP
#12 Josh Jelmberg hauls in a first half pass. Josh ended the day second on the team in receptions (6) and yards (78) behind junior Orlando Winston (7 for 96 yards).

John Froschauer / AP
#31 Malfred Shaw gets met at the line by a host of Dawgs. Malfred ended the day leading the team in rushing with 38 yards on 6 carries, for an average of 6.3 yards per carry.

Cheryl Hatch / AP
Redshirt freshman safety, #27 Nate Nichols, forces Husky running back Rich Alexis out of bounds. Nate ended the day with 3 tackles, a fumble recovery, and one pass deflection.

Cheryl Hatch / AP
#14 Robert Ortega breaks up a pass intended for Washington WR Paul Arnold. He would end the day tied on the team for 5th in tackles (5), including 2 solo take downs.

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