After watching his little brother on ESPN for much of the 2008 season, James Rodgers got some press after he sliced through the Husky defense for 3 touchdowns- 2 on the ground and one in the air. The sophomore ended up with 216 all purpose yards.
After a 45 yard field goal by Washington's Jared Ballman, Lyle faked to Quizz and went to James, and the eldest Rodgers took the ball 52 yards down the right sideline for six, giving the Beavers the lead for good.
In the second quarter, Justin Kahut was good from 37, and James took a Lyle Moevao dump pass 33 yards for another touchdowns, making our halftime score 17-6 after another Ballman field goal for the Huskies.
Jacquizz got a taste of the end zone early in the third quarter, when some short passes and decent runs by Ryan McCants set the Beavers up in the red zone. Jacquizz scored on a first and goal play at the one- his ninth touchdown of the season.
However, James wasn't done yet. He shredded the UW defense one again on a 55 yard run, making the score 31-6 and putting the game out of reach for the Huskies. Washington running back Terrance Daily (the one who got clobbered by Al Afalava earlier in the game) did have a moment of glory, as he scampered up the middle for a 59 yard touchdown. It didn't matter, as the Beavers still enjoyed a three possession lead.
For good measure, Kahut added a 23 yard field goal in the fourth, making the final score 34-13.
Lyle Moevao played exceptional in the wake of a four-interception second quarter against the Cougars. He was 18 of 22 passing for 191 yards with no interceptions.
Jaquizz rushed for 94 yards on 20 carries. We all wish that he would have gotten to 100 or to 120, but it didn't happen. He's still the leading freshman rusher in the nation.
As mentioned, James scored three touchdowns, from 55, 52, and 33 yards. The man can fly.
Sammie Stroughter had six receptions for 57 yards, and Shane Morales had 4 catches for 61 yards.
Washington quarterback Ronnie Fouch either had a good day throwing the ball, or we have problems with our secondary, as he was 17 of 32 for 276 yards. D'Andre Goodwin was the recipient of 5 of those completions- he racked up 136 yards.
For the most part, our defense stopped the Washington running game. The Huskies had 101 yards on the ground, but 59 came on one play. Take that away, and Washington runs for under 50 yards on the ground.