Postgame: The 41-point margin of defeat was the largest of the Tyrone Willingham era. The 55 points was the most given up since the 55-34 loss to Oregon last season. The last time UW gave up more was Willingham's second game at UW: a 56-17 loss to Cal.
And it can't possibly be seen as encouraging that the gap between Oklahoma and Washington is greater today than it was in 2006. (John McGrath writes about that in his Sunday column.)
Today's attendance was 67,716, but most of those were long gone as the final quarter began.
I'm going to have to be leaving for the field and then the postgame interviews soon.
In addition to hearing your thoughts on the game -- and the program. I'd also appreciate it if some of you could give me some indication of what kind of messages about the UW program the ESPN announcers gave to the nation -- or at least any of the nation's football fans who weren't watching the OSU-USC game.
I'll be back later with notes and quotes.
Third quarter: Locker is 16-of-24 and has run for 44 yards and the lone touchdown.
Halftime: Locker left in the final seconds, but he simply had the wind knocked out of him and will return in the third quarter. Ronnie Fouch came in to finish the drive.
Ty Willingham's decision to kick the field goal on the final play from the 11 yard line drew some boos... which only increased when Ryan Perkins' kick was wide right.
The game got a little chippy on the final drive with a personal foul penalty on Oklahoma and Juan Garcia taking particular offense.
Otherwise, not much to say. This is a team that is right there with the nation's best simply laying wood to one that isn't yet close.
Oklahoma leads first downs, 19-9; total yards 330-164; rushing yards 188-39.
1st quarter: UW seems to be opening up the offense and defense more today, but the Sooners still seem to have the horses. They scored touchdowns on the first and last possessions of the quarter. (The second PAT hit the right upright.)
Unofficial stats show Oklahoma leading 8-2 in first downs, 152-56 in total yardage, 104-25 in rushing yards.
Jordan Polk suffered a right ankle injury on a nice kickoff return. He is likely to return.
Kickoff: UW won the toss and elected to receive.
UW captains are Jake Locker, Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, Mesphin Forrester and Luke Kravits.
The officials were booed as they took the field.
Lots of crimson in the end zones.
4:35: Both teams have left the field after warm-ups. The most interesting notes to come from those warmups was true freshman/converted tailback Johri Fogerson running with the first-team defense at safety, and near-forgotten Brandon Yakaboski running with the twos at tailback.
4:30: Oregon just won in overtime, salvaging a little Pac-10 pride.
2:50 Just a beautiful day at Husky Stadium just under a couple of hours until kickoff.
Usual gameday drill: I'll keep this single running blog though the game, then turn it over to you guys for during- and postgame thoughts, and then pop back in late with late notes and quotes.
The Huskies are three touchdown underdogs ... and on a weekend when the Pac-10 is getting mashed all over the country.
Kickoff is 4:45 p.m. on ESPN.