4malamute.com

Articles
    Archives
    Season 2000
    Season 2001
    Season 2002
    Season 2003
    Season 2004
    Season 2005
    Season 2006
    Season 2007
    Season 2008
    Season 2009
    History Articles
    Spoofs
    Football 101
Dawg Food
    Schedule
    Links Page
    Statistics
Site Development
    About This Site
   
Cast
     Contact Us


                      

All Luck, no Locker
Jake, a no show
Malamute, 30 October 2010

Led by the running and passing of quarterback Andrew Luck, while dominating both sides of the line of scrimmage, the Stanford Cardinal shutout the Washington Huskies, 41-0, on a rainy evening at Husky Stadium.

The last time the Huskies were shutout at home was in 1976.

It was supposed to be a duel by the lake between Andrew Luck and Jake Locker to see who would be first quarterback taken in the 2011 NFL draft. Fifteen NFL scouts were in attendance.

Luck showed up, Jake was a no show.

I saw a purple jersey with the number 10 on it. Must have been Jake's second or stand-in. You know, let him take the bullets. Unfortunately, the stand-in could neither pass nor run.

A facsimile of Washington's offensive line showed up as well -- that makeshift OL which like a chameleon shows a new face each week -- this time with two true freshmen on its right side.

The Tree mesmerized the crowd by going through an 11-on-11 drill, running up a 28-0 score at the 8:38 mark in the second quarter. Luck, the quintessential showman, was brilliant in the drill, getting off a 51-yard touchdown run to start things off.

Washington's drill period fell flat, accumulating 107 yards of total offense. Jake's stand-in hadn't memorized all of his plays, I guess.

To start the third quarter, half the announced crowd of 69,020 had left the venerable stadium. By the end of the exhibition, there was no one left to watch Dubs, the Husky mascot, zigzag his way through the Tree's haughty band to post a virtual score for the Dawgs.

Truth be told, the Dawgs were thoroughly beaten on both sides of the line of scrimmage, just as they were in their losses to ASU and Arizona over the last three weeks, with a win over OSU sandwiched in. One can extrapolate from this statement of fact and criticize the players, the coaches, and the game plan for the loss, but until the Huskies' offensive and defensive lines are markedly improved through the recruiting process, games like these will be the norm.

See the Mike Stoops' paradigm for resuscitating a moribund program.

The Tree started a veteran offensive line that boasted 103 career starts. Due to injuries, UW started two true freshmen on its defensive line:  DT Sione Potoa'e and DE Hau'oli Jamora.

The Cardinal netted 278 yards rushing to the Huskies' 19. Without the zone read option, where Locker is a threat to run, Chris Polk netted just 17 yards rushing. Most of his rushes were up the gut, with a gaggle of purple shirts pushing him forward.

Jake completed 7 of 14 passes for 64 yards, throwing 2 picks. His passing efficiency (59.83) was the third lowest of a 36-game career that dates back to 2007. He was sacked three times and netted one-yard rushing.

More clouds are on the horizon before the sun begins to shine. The Huskies travel to Eugene next week to face the number-one-ranked Oregon Ducks.

After a bye week, UW faces UCLA at Husky Stadium in a battle of feckless offenses that have been shutout and treed. The Tree shutout UCLA, 35-0, back in September, in a game played at Pasadena.

The real Jake Locker promises to show up for the game against the Bruins -- and then the following week against Cal at Berkeley and finally against WSU at Pullman, which will close out his remarkable career as a Husky, unless, of course, the Huskies (3-5, 2-3) win their last three games to become bowl eligible. 

Figure 1. Locker's improvement in career passing efficiency over his last 21 games. (104.68 - 119.24). It was at a career high (120.04) after the Arizona game last week.

 

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Stanford 14 14 10 3 41
Washington 0 0 0 0 0


Time Team How Player (s) Score
1st qtr        
8:37 SU TD Andrew Luck 51-yard run; Nate Whitaker kick. SU, 7-0
4:20 SU TD Stephan Taylor 2-yard run; Whitaker kick. SU, 14-0
2nd qtr        
14:54 SU TD Taylor 3-yard run; Whitaker kick. SU, 21-0
8:38 SU TD Tyler Gaffney 3-yard run; Whitaker kick. SU, 28-0
3rd qtr
7:12 SU FG Whitaker 22 yarder. SU, 31-0
0:00 SU TD Luck 3-yard pass to Zach Ertz; Whitaker kick. SU, 38-0
4th qtr
5:41 SU FG Whitaker 39-yard boot. SU, 41-0

 

Statistics Tree UW
Total First Downs 22 7
  Rushing 12 3
  Passing 10 3
  Penalty 0 1
Total Net Yards 470 107
Net Yards Passing 192 88
Net Yards Rushing 278 19
Completions-att-int 19-26-1 9-17-2
Punts, yards, average 1, 45, 45.0 7, 284, 40.6
Sacks by (number, yards) 3-16 0-0
Kickoff Returns: number, yds, tds 1-21-0 5-100-0
Punt returns: number, yds, tds 4-26-0 1-2-0
Kickoff Yards 8-536 1-65
Net Yards per kickoff 47.0 44.0
Average yards per kickoff 67.0 65.0
Touchbacks (kickoffs) 3 0
Third-down conversions 10 of 17 2 of 11
Interception returns: no., yds, tds 2-19-0 1-0-0
Penalties, no., Yards 1-15 2-20
Fumbles; number/lost 0-0 1-0
Time of Possession  39:22 20:38

Passing cmp att yds tds int
Stanford          
Andrew Luck (140.11) 19 26 192 1 1
           
Washington          
Jake Locker (59.83) 7 14 64 0 2
Keith Price (133.87) 2 3 24 0 0
           
Tree Rushing No. yds tds long  
Stepfan Taylor 20 104 2 24  
Andrew Luck 5 92 1 51  
Tyler Gaffney 13 50 1 11  
Anthony Wilkerson 5 29 0 22  
Jeremy Stewart 2 3 0 2  
Alex Loukas 1 1 0 1  
Usua Amanam 1 -1 0 0  
           
Washington Rushing No. yds tds long
Jake Locker 8 1 0 8  
Chris Polk 13 17 0 10  
Jesse Callier 4 1 0 2  
           
Tree Pass Receiving No. yds tds long
Ryan Whalen 5 59 0          24  
Doug Baldwin 5 56 0 21  
Zach Ertz 3 20 1 16  
Owen Marecic 2 27 0 15  
Chris Owusu 1 16 0 16  
Coby Fleener 1 10 0 10  
Stepfan Taylor 1 3 0 3  
Usua Amanam 1 1 0 1  
           
Washington Pass Rec. No. yds tds long
Zach Fogerson 1 7 0 7  
Jermaine Kearse 4 53 0 19  
D'Andre Goodwin 3 27 0 17  
Cody Bruns 1 1 0 1  
           
Punting        
Tree No. yds avg long IN20
Daniel Zychlinski 1 45 45.0 45 0
           
Washington          
   
Kiel Rasp 7 284 40.6 47 1
Attendance: 69,020          

Richard Linde, aka Malamute can be reached at malamute@4malamute.com

Original content related to this site,
including editorials, photos
and exclusive materials
4malamute.com, 2001-2009
All Rights Reserved