Bears' superior talent overwhelms host Washington, 56-17.
By Chuck Stark, Cstark@kitsapsun.com
Tyrone Willingham never lost the "Big Game" against
"Fifty-six to 17, that's not Husky football," he said. "It's a tough pill to swallow, definitely. We've got to come back and get
That was also the mantra following the UW's 20-17 loss against Air Force last week. "There were some points in that football game where we closed it and I think we had a chance to really get ourselves back into it," Willingham said, "but we couldn't make the plays to get it done. That is still part of the theme that I have for our football team. You have to understand those moments. Good football teams do, and they find a way to make plays to get themselves over the hump."
The game turned in the final 2:50 of the first half. With the Bears leading 14-10, Ayoob shrugged off White's attempt at a one-handed sack, and stepped up to heave his third touchdown pass of the half to Robert Jordan, a 58-yarder. Husky cornerback Matt Fountaine went for the interception at the 20, but
"You could feel the energy in the stadium just leave and feel the energy on the sideline just leave," White said. "It's that same eerie feeling that was here during last year's season." Stanback completed all six of his passes in an 86-yard touchdown drive, including a 38-yard scoring toss to Craig Chambers, to get the Huskies within 28-17 at the start of the third quarter, but one never got the feeling that the Bears were going to let the Huskies back in it.
"Our plan was to try and attack the weaknesses of the defense," said Tedford. "We knew coming in they had some injuries at corner and we had to test those guys. We were going to make them cover people and so that's why play action went down the field a little bit."
"We're trying to forget about what just happened because we can't remember what just happened in order to go on the next week and get a win."