The 34-13 homecoming loss to Oregon State kept a stretch of zeroes where Washington doesn't want them: 0-8 over the last eight games, 0-6 this season, 0-4 in Pacific-10 Conference play, and 0-5 over the last five games against OSU. The Huskies remain one of two winless teams in the Bowl Subdivision.
SOMETHING TO BUILD ON
Ronnie Fouch threw for 276 yards in his second college start. Tailback Terrence Daily ran hard for 102 yards in his first college start. D'Andre Goodwin had a UW season-high 136 receiving yards. The UW defense held OSU's Jacquizz Rodgers 26 yards under his previous Pac-10-leading average.
SOMETHING TO WORK ON
Fouch threw three interceptions and lost one fumble. OSU quarterback Lyle Moevao completed 18 of 22 passes. The UW defense gave up touchdowns of 33, 52 and 55 yards. For the fifth time in six games, the defense recorded no sacks. UW missed 36- and 40-yard field goals.
No significant new injuries were reported. But lingering injuries elevated previous reserves into starting jobs at quarterback, tailback, guard, linebacker and defensive tackle. Receiver Cody Bruns, who lost his redshirt last week, didn't play due to injury. Clouds linger over coach Ty Willingham's future.
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THE WEEK AHEAD
The debate over Willingham's job status moves into the national spotlight as Notre Dame (4-2) visits Husky Stadium at 5 p.m. Saturday. This will bring reexamination of the questions over Willingham's dismissal as coach of the Irish and the merits of his successor there, Charlie Weis.