Thanks to all of you for the great post-game comments below. I'll try to respond to some once I get home or (more likley) in the morning.
I'll close up from UW tonight, though, with these postgame notes that will show up in the Sunday paper.
Player of the game: Washington had 249 yards of total offense, and quarterback Isaiah Stanback accounted for 248: 200 passing and 48 rushing. He also threw a career-high three touchdowns.
Best play: Linebacker Dan Howell, who had taken last week off while attending to the death of his father, intercepted a pass from UCLA quarterback Ben Olson and returned it 33 yards for the final touchdown.
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Worst play: UCLA's first touchdown was set up when punter Sean Douglas was unable to handle a snap that Danny Morovick sent wide left. Douglas got his hands on the snap, but dropped it. He scooped it up and tried to punt while moving right, but was tackled before he could get his foot to the ball. UCLA took over on the UW six and scored two plays later, moving ahead 10-0.
Special play: In the third quarter, Douglas launched a punt 64 yards, but UCLA's Terrence Austin ran it down, made an over-the-shoulder catch, and returned it 79 yards. Nine yards from the UW goal, he was caught by defensive end Greyson Gunheim, who had chased the punt about 50 yards before reversing course and running down the UCLA receiver. "That will probably be one of the more impressive plays that you'll see in the course of a football game: for a (265)-pound defensive lineman to run down a punt returner. And I mean run him down. That was not an angle, he just flat ran him down." Gunheim's take: "All I know is I had to run down there and run all the way back. It felt good to make the play."
Unsung hero: UW's touchdown drive that opened the second half almost ended early, as tailback Kenny James fumbled near midfield. However, freshman tackle Ben Ossai recovered the loose ball and did what was necessary to keep it. "I ran to the ball, jumped on it, luckily I got the fumble," he said. "People were twisting my head under the pile."
Officially infamous: Head linesman Dan Antonietti and side judge Dave Curschman were part of the officiating crew that worked the Oklahoma-Oregon game last weekend. The conference suspended the entire officiating crew and instant replay officials for one game due to errors that contributed to Oregon's 34-33 victory. However, the suspensions were staggered so that not all of the officials would be unavailable on a single weekend.
Bruins quote: "Stanback just took over that game. His team was down, and he is obviously the leader of his team. He stepped up and made some great plays. He is an amazing football player, and I have a lot of respect for him, his team and Coach Willingham." – UCLA defensive end Bruce Davis.
Injury report: No new injuries were reported.
Previously injured Huskies Michael Gottlieb, Dashon Goldson and Cody Ellis all returned to action.
Extra points: Overcoming a 16-0 deficit marked the Huskies' seventh-largest come-from-behind effort in school history, and the second largest ever at Husky Stadium. The largest was a 24-point come-from-behind win over California in 1988. … The Huskies got their first first down with 6:30 left in the second quarter on a pass interference call. … Sonny Schackelford had a career-high nine catches. … UW cornerback Mesphin Forrester recorded his second interception in as many weeks. … The Huskies' 92-yard scoring drive at the end of the first half was their longest of the season. … UCLA was held to three field goals and one touchdown in five trips into the red zone. … UCLA kicker Justin Medlock tied a career high with four field goals.
Next: 7 p.m. Saturday, at Arizona.