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See You at The Run of Hope This Sunday

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A reminder that this coming Sunday, October 3rd, the second annual “Run of Hope” will be taking place in Seward Park. The event–a 5k run and 3k walk–benefits the Seattle Childrens Hospital and pediatric brain tumor research, and Jake plans to be there to participate even though he will have just played an evening game against USC in Los Angeles the night prior.

You can find more information at www.runofhope.org. The full event schedule can be found here, with registration going from 8:00-9:15 and the run & walk starting at 10:00.

You can also find out about some of the inspiration behind the event by visiting the Kyle Roger blog.

Huskers Beat Huskies With Big Plays

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers brought their A-game on Saturday to Husky Stadium, and left with a 56-21 victory over the Huskies.

The Huskers exploded out of the gate with a 14-0 lead, and the Dawgs would never catch up. Holding a 28-14 halftime lead, the Huskers started the second half with a one-play, 80 yard touchdown run from quarterback Taylor Martinez and did not let off the gas pedal: they added a defensive touchdown, a 65 yard touchdown run by Roy Helu Jr. and a 19 yard run by Rex Burkhead to cap the scoring.

For the Huskies, outside an 80 yard drive in the first quarter and a 2 play, 78 yard scoring drive in the game, the offense struggled to get anything going. Jake ended the game with 130 yards of total offense, with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Afterwards, Jake was asked if this was the type of game that will define the Huskies season.

“You can’t (let it linger), if it does it will affect the way you play the rest of the season” Jake said. “It’s the third game of the year, there is still a lot of football to be played and the greatest part of this is we get to play another one in two weekends so it’s going to be important to put this one behind us, have two good weeks of work and get ready to start Pac-10 Conference.”

You can read the full interview with Jake here. And, for a full recap of the game you can go here.

The Huskies have this week off and will prepare for the start of Pac 10 play, beginning in 2 weeks at the USC Trojans on October 2nd.

Washington vs Nebraska, Saturday @ 12:30 p.m.

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After a 1-1 start, the Washington Huskies welcome the 8th ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers to Seattle for a 12:30 kickoff at Husky Stadium. The game marks the 8th time Nebraska (2-0) has played the Huskies, with a series record of 3-3-1 between the two teams.

Nebraska is comign off two victories at home vs the Idaho Vandals and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers with a combined tally of 87-27. In the two games, Nebraska has averaged 325 yards rushing (3rd in the nation) and Freshman Quarterback Taylor Martinez has started fast out of the gate as he has gained 285 yards and 5 touchdowns rushing on just 21 carries, an over 13 yard per carry average. He has also thrown for 242 yards.

On defense, Jake and company will have their work cut out for them as the Nebraska defense boasts arguably the top secondary in the country, including Prince Amukamara. The Nebraska defense already has 6 interceptions and has only allowed 2 touchdowns through the first two games.

For a full preview of the game, click here.

The game is televised live on ABC at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Huskies have a bye next week before Pac 10 play starts with a road test at the University of Southern California on October 2nd.

Join Us in The Run of Hope

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Please join us in The Run of Hope, an annual event taking place on October 3rd at Seward Park in Seattle. The 5k run and 3k walk, which helps raise money to fund pediatric tumor research, was started by the family of Kyle Roger, a young friend of Jake’s who passed away last year from Cancer.

You can find more information at Seattle’s Run of Hope website.

Jake, Huskies beat Orangemen 41-20

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After a slow start on Saturday, Jake and the Huskies used big plays and big nights from Jake and Jermaine Kearse to roll past the Syracuse Orangemen 41-20 at Husky Stadium.

After quickly falling behind 10-0, the Huskies reeled off 27 unanswered points to take a 27-10 lead, including 2 touchdown receptions of 57 and 28 yards by Jermaine Kearse. On the evening, the Locker to Kearse combination tallied 9 connections for 179 yards and 3 td’s. Devin Aguilar chipped in with 7 catches, 81 yards and a touchdown as well. Jake ended the evening with 289 yards passing on 22-33, and had 4 touchdowns with no interceptions.

This was the second time Jake played Syracuse in his career, the first of which was his first collegiate game in 2007. “This was a very different team,” he said of the Orange compared to 2007′s squad. “A confident team, a fast and physical team, a very good football team.”

Bob Condotta’s recap of the game can be found here. And, the complete box score can be found here. 

Up next, the Huskies play the 8th ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers at Husky stadium this Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

UW vs Syracuse, Saturday at 4 p.m.

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Jake & the Dawgs are entertaining the Orangemen of Syracuse for their home opener of the 2010 season.

The Huskies, 0-1 on the season after a 6 point loss at BYU last week, are hoping to have a repeat performance of their last game vs Syracuse, a 42-12 Huskies road victory in New York. The game, Jake’s first college football game, was the season opener that year and was a nationally televised night game on ESPN. Jake had 142 yards passing and 83 yards rushing with 2 t.d.’s on the evening, leaving the game during the 3rd quarter with a comfortable lead.

This year, though, matches two teams with very similar circumstances. The Orangemen are coming off of a 4-8 record in 2009, their first year under new head coach Doug Marrone, Greg Robinson’s replacement. Syracuse (1-0), opened the 2010 campaign with a 29-6 win on the road vs the Zips of Akron. Their expectations for the season, much like the Huskies, are higher than they have been in a few years. This game could act as a launching pad for the winner, and in contrast the loser could be fighting an uphill battle to get to a bowl game in 2010.

The kick-off is 4:00 from Husky Stadium in Seattle. The Huskies have announced there are still tickets available. And, if you are planning on heading to the game, note the construction has changed a lot of accommodations around the stadium. You can find the transportation guide here.  

The game will be televised live on FSN Northwest at 4 p.m.

Jake Racks Up 295 yards and 2 TD’s, Huskies Fall 23-17

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Jake passed for 266 yards and a touchdown–completing 20 of 37 attempts–and also ran for 29 yards and another touchdown, but the Huskies fell short to BYU 23-17 in their season opener at Provo, Utah.

Jake opened the game with a convincing drive that ended in a 19 yard touchdown strike to wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and added a 9 yard touchdown scamper in the 2nd quarter, but the Huskies were unable to get on the board in the second half and couldn’t hold on to their 4 point half time lead.

Obviously, the team was disappointed with the outcome but they also know it is early in the season and that there is time to make adjustments.

 ”As a football team our effort was pretty good, and when you’re playing hard you can fix the other stuff,” Jake said after the game. “So we need to look at the film and see which areas we can improve in and fix those for next week.”

Here is the ESPN recap, and here is the game story posted by Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. 

The Huskies are at home for the next 2 games starting with the Syracuse Orangmen, a 4:00 Saturday kickoff from Husky Stadium.

UW vs BYU, Saturday @ 4 p.m.

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Don’t miss the Huskies first game of the 2010 season, a contest with BYU Saturday at 4:00 p.m. (PST) in Provo, Utah. The game marks the rematch of the 2008 game, a 28-27 BYU victory in Seattle that ended with a controversial 15-yard celebration penalty against Jake and a missed PAT.

“It was a tough game, a tough loss for us — a game that, in my opinion, if it would have gone a little differently, might have given us a different outcome that year,” Jake told Scott Johnson of Heraldnet.com. “It’s a tough one to look back to and remember the way we lost that one. It’s one of those ones that sticks with you for a while.”

However, Jake is taking this year in stride and won’t carry the thought of that play into the game on Saturday–he mentioned he hadn’t thought about it much since it happened 2 years ago. Nevertheless, he did mention that if he scores this time, he will take a different celebration approach.

“I’ll take the ball to the referee this Saturday for sure,” Jake said.

There are some good game previews–one from the Washington side of the coin and one from a local Utah paper.

The game will be televised live at 4:00 on CBS College Sports. Check with your local cable company to verify that the game is available in your area and that you have the correct cable package for viewing that channel.