I believe I had the final score right in my game preview in Friday's newspaper. Sure I changed it 42-35 on the blog. But I was still right once. It was one of the few times I was right this weekend.
Obviously because of the late game time, we didn't have as much content as normal. Here's my game story from Sunday's TNT.
The junior running back carried the load for Washington, becoming the first player in school history to have more than 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in a game. Oh, and he scored five touchdowns.
Polk rushed for 144 yards on 33 carries, and he wowed the NFL scouts in attendance by showing a dimension most running backs his size don’t have – catching four passes for 100 yards. The 100-yard rushing game was the 18th of Polk’s career, passing the school record of 17 held by Napoleon Kaufman. It also put Polk over 1,000 yards for the season.Here's a follow up I did on Chris Polk for Monday's paper
Rarely will Polk talk about individual records, choosing to talk only about the team, but in a rare moment he conceded his satisfaction after Saturday’s win.
“That’s a great feeling, but that’s not the record I want,” he said.
And what record would that be?
“Most rushing yards,” he said with a grin.
Polk, now at 1,016 for the season, has 3,577 yards for his career. The record of 4,106, set by Kaufman from 1991-94, isn’t out of reach.
Since the Huskies are bowl eligible, Polk has five games to rush for the 530 yards that would make him UW’s all-time leader.Here's John McGrath's column from the game.
Seven days between the blowout and the blackout?
It seemed like seven months.
During the time it took the Huskies to recover from a 44-point drubbing on national television and their attempt to achieve self-esteem before a much smaller regional TV audience, four wildly entertaining World Series games were played. The reputation of St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was transformed from a genius, to an incompetent klutz, and then back to a genius. Art Thiel of SportsPressNW says that Chris Polk is making a case for being the best running back at UW ... ever
Here's some video from the guys over at The Daily.