Saturday, November 16, 2013

Washington vs. UCLA Game

Washington Huskies (6-3)
#13 UCLA Bruins (7-2)
The Rose Bowl

Mike, Laurie and I loaded up the Honda Civic with all sorts of tailgating goodies as we left Camarillo at Noon for the one hour drive to Pasadena to meet several Husky friends in support of our beloved Dawgs in their quest for their first victory over UCLA in this venerable stadium since November 11, 1995.

Go Dawgs GO!!!

We met in the Rose Bowl's parking area at about 1:45 p.m. to do some prodigious tailgating until the rare 6:00 p.m. Friday kickoff. This would be the 71st meeting between these two West Coast Universites in a series that began in 1932. UCLA led the series 38-30-2 going into Friday night's battle.

GREAT . . . 

 GREAT People!!!

We had a smashing time but, deep down inside, I knew that after who knows how many college games, the tailgating would be lots more fun than the actual game.

Laurie, Mike and Moi
Time to Take Our Seats

This would be our view of
the evening's festivities

Laurie, Mike and our great
family friend Mark Johnson

Here Come the 13th Ranked Bruins


Unfortunately, this two yard scoring run by Bishop Sankey with 6:46 left in the first quarter only cut the deficit to 14-6 as UCLA had already capitalized on early Husky miscues.

Make it 14-7 UCLA as Husky
Travis Coons adds the PAT

Fumbles like this spectacular
one did not help the UW's cause

It was 20-7 UCLA after 1 Quarter

#9 Husky WR Damore'ea Stringfellow

Stringfellow, a true Freshman, had a great night for the UW catching 8 passes for 147 yards and a TD.

At the half it was UCLA 27 - Washington 17.

The UCLA Defense swarmed all night

At the end of the third stanza, UCLA still led 34-24.

Public Enemy #1
UCLA LB/RB Myles Jack

This true freshman from, of all frustrating places, Bellevue, Washington, is rapidly becoming a college football legend.

He is one of UCLA's starting linebackers but now gets to crossover into the Bruin's offensive backfield to annoy opponents. Friday night he had 13 carries for 60 yards and FOUR TDs.

As I said, his legend is growing to the point that on one second quarter carry he was credited with both gaining four yards and the tackle!

Look for him on Dos Equis beer commercials in the not too distant future.

The Final Score was UCLA 41 - Washington 31

The score was close for much of the game after UCLA's quick 14-0 lead only 5:33 into the first quarter but the game never felt close.

Damon Huard was the Husky QB
in 1995's UW 38-15 victory at the Rose Bowl

That was the last time, and several jersey technological improvements ago, that we last experienced a Husky win in the Arroyo Seco.

Being a Husky fan is not for the weak.


David said...

Demore'ea Stringfellow is from Rancho Verde High in Moreno Valley. I covered a couple of his games last year. He was limited by injuries, but when healthy, he was a spectacular playmaker.
Kinda wondering why the Huskies had only thrown him three passes before the UCLA game.

George said...

I think that he has a bright future at the UW.