Huskies Not Heading To Bowl
SEATTLE, Wash - It can't get much worse for the struggling Washington Huskies. The Huskies were eliminated from bowl contention today, losing their final home game of the season to 19-point underdog and previously winless Stanford 20 to 3 for their sixth straight loss. After a 4 and 1 start, coach Tyrone Willingham's team has dropped to 4 and 7 overall and, 1 and 6 in the Pac-10. Michael Braunstein kicked a 28-yard field goal with 1:28 gone in the game for a 3 to 0 Washington lead and that was the end of the Huskies' scoring. Stanford's defense was ranked 113th in the nation coming into the game, but it limited Washington to 161 total yards and just 97 after the first quarter. The Huskies had dropped passes, poor pass protection and an inability to run the ball against a Cardinal defense that had given up nearly 240 yards per game. Washington quarterbacks Carl Bonnell and Johnny DuRocher struggled and were banged up. Bonnell left late in the first quarter with a right thigh bruise, but was forced to return in the third quarter after his backup, DuRocher, was knocked out of the game with a concussion. Bonnell was 10-of-25 for 118 yards and an interception and DuRocher was 1-for-9 with two interceptions. Washington will try to win its first game since September 30th when it faces Washington State in the Apple Cup in Pullman next Saturday at 3:45 p.m.