Thanks for the great notes below.
I'll try to respond more once I get home, or -- more likely -- in the morning. But for now, here's are some game notes that will appear in the Sunday paper:
Co-players of the game: Oregon State tailback Yvenson Bernard ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, quarterback Matt Moore likely ended any OSU quarterback controversy by completing 14 of 19 passes for 308 yards and a touchdown.
Defensive player of the game: UW senior linebacker Scott White intercepted two passes, returning them for a total of 35 yards. He also was in on seven tackles, including two behind the line of scrimmage. White now has four interceptions on the season.
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Turning point: With Washington ahead, 17-13, Moore hit Sammie Stroughter on a long crossing pattern. With the aid of a crunching block on cornerback Roy Lewis, Stroughter turned it up the field for an 80-yard touchdown. It was the Beavers longest play of the season and gave them a lead they would not relinquish. Some Huskies felt one of their defenders had been illegally picked, but no flag was thrown.
Best play: On the first play of the game, UW quarterback Isaiah Stanback dropped back, pumped left and then threw long to receiver Anthony Russo on a post pattern for 56 yards to the Oregon State 20. However, the Huskies went backward from there and settled for a 45-yard Michael Braunstein field goal.
Worst play: Scrambling for 24 yards on a third-and-26, Stanback twisted his foot sideways, was helped off the field and did not return. His availability for next week – or for the rest of the season – was unresolved late Saturday.
Special play: OSU kicker Alexis Serna connected on field goals of 28 and 26 yards and is now 13-for-13 in his three career games at Husky Stadium.
Beavers' quote: "We had some adversity and we didn't blink at all on both sides of the ball. We just kept playing and made some plays late in the game. We cam out and took it to the in the second half – which was great – but it was an emotional roller-coaster." – Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore.
Extra points: Washington quarterbacks were sacked six times. Coming into the game, UW QBs had been sacked five times in the previous six games. … Receiver Cody Ellis of Puyallup set a career high with four receptions. His previous high was three, set last week at Southern California. … Michael Braunstein opened the scoring with a career-long 45-yard field goal. It also was the first attempt by a Husky in four home games this season. … UW game captains were Sonny Shackelford, Dashon Goldson, Matt Fountain and Clay Walker.… Representatives of the Sun Bowl were in attendance. The El Paso, Texas, bowl is traditionally home to the No. 3 finisher in the Pacific-10 Conference race.
Injury report: In addition to Stanback's foot problem, Willingham's injury report included defensive back Dashon Goldson (ankle), linebacker Trenton Tuiasosopo (stinger), tailback Kenny James (stinger), cornerback Roy Lewis (knee bruise), guard Clay Walker (elbow) and defensive end Greyson Gunheim (leg bruise). None except Stanback's is expected to be serious.
Next: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, at California, Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, Calif., FSN.