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Wrapping up Washington's 21-12 win over San Diego State

Tough writing night .... Basically having to write on the fly doesn't allow you to be John Steinbeck or even Ernest Hemingway.

Here's my game story from today's paper ....

Todd Milles had the notebook which talked about the loss of Jesse Callier to injury and the new freshmen that got plenty of playing time.

Columnist Dave Boling wonders if the Huskies have found an actual defense after all these years.

here's a link to Pac-12's highlights

Scott Johnson has this column for the Everett Herald

Here's Tim Booth's game story for the AP

From the SDSU perpsective ...

Here's Tod Leonard's game story from the Union Tribune ... here's  freelancer Ron Newberry's game story for the North County  Times

Union Tribune columnist Kevin Acee isn't buying into Rocky Long's fourth down philsophy (me neither).

You can listen to Long's post game press conference below... thanks to my buddy Curtis Crabtree.

Here's some quotes from Long ...

Head Coach Rocky Long

Was it your strict philosophy to go for two points?No we went for two reasons. One, you should be able to get 50% of them, which gives you the exact same number of points. So if you make 50% of your two-point conversions you score exactly the same number of points. At the same time your improving your ability to make points on fourth downs. It's extra practice time for when you want to go on fourth downs.

What if you scored on the last drive?We would have kicked an extra point.

On field goalsIf you looked at our field goal percentage last year, we don't have any better kickers than we did last year. At 40%, you have just as much of a chance making it on fourth downs.

On SDSU Quarterback Ryan KatzIt wasn't so much the offensive line. I'm not sure. He did a nice job scrambling and a couple of nice throws.

On Wide Receiver Colin Lockett's fumbleI'm not sure if it was a fumble or not. I didn't see the replay and I thought the refs did a good job.

On his team's overall performanceI thought a team with less mental toughness would have given up. I was disappointed with the turnovers in the first half and the way the defense played. For an experienced group in the secondary and linemen we weren't very aggressive. We were a heck of a lot better in the second half.

On UW Quarterback Keith PriceHe's a really good football player. So you anticipate really good football players making good plays. But I don't think he was nearly as effective in the second half. Our defense actually did what their assignments were in the second half.

On the First SDSU TouchdownHe didn't even walk to the sidelines. He was still six yards from the sidelines. I was trying to be as normal as possible. It worked in practice