Jake threw 5 touchdown passes–including 4 to Jermaine Kearse–in another heart-stopping triumph, a 35-34 double overtime win Saturday night vs. Oregon State.
The Huskies, previous losers of 6 straight to the Beavers, were nearly flawless in the first quarter and a half while surging to a 21-0 lead. Jake threw toucdowns of 16 and 45 yards to Jermaine Kearse as well as a 4 yard touchdown to D’Andre Goodwin, capitalizing on defensive stops and an interception by Desmond Trufant.
The Beavers, however, weren’t going to go lightly into the night as they responded with a 9 play, 62 yard drive capped by a 5 yard rushing touchdown by quarterback Ryan Katz, and then followed up with a Jaquizz Rodgers 6 yard t.d. run just before half to cut the Husky lead to 7. Oregon State then tied the game on their first drive of the second half.
Both defenses stepped up in the second half to limit the offenses, but Jake led a Washington resurgence in overtime to score two consecutive touchdowns to answer an initial Rodgers touchdown in the first o.t. Down 35-28, the Beavers converted a 3rd and 20 from the Huskies 35 on a 23 yard Katz to Ryan Bishop pass play, and following a controversial 4th down pass interference penalty against Desmond Trufant, Jaquizz Rodgers exploded into the endzone for a 2 yard touchdown to bring the Beavers within 1. After a timeout, OSU coach Mike Riley decided to try for a 2-point conversion and the win, but the pass bounced off of tight end Joe Halahuni’s hands and the Huskies were able to hang on for the 1 point win.
“Today in overtime proved it. We were really, really sound” Jake said after the game. “We executed well, we were able to move the ball and we were able to make things happen.”
Jake finished with 60 yards on 12 carries in addition to his 21 for 35 for 286 yard and 5 touchdown passing performance. The 5 touchdowns ties the University of Washington school record for passing td’s in a game.
For an in depth look at the game you can visit the Seattle Times.
Next week: The Huskies travel to Tuscon to face the Arizona Wildcats. 7 p.m.