After a bye week, the Huskies (3-6) host the UCLA Bruins (4-5) in an unprecedented nationally televised Thursday night game at Husky Stadium.
It will be a game of firsts and lasts, as it will mark the first time the Huskies have hosted a Thursday night game at Husky stadium and the first time they have donned all black uniforms, while it will be the last time Jake and 16 of his teammates walk out the tunnel of Husky Stadium in their collegiate careers.
The game, UCLA’s second Thursday night game in the last month, will also feature a potent Bruin’s running attack that is led by former backup quarterback Richard Brehaut, pushed into action earlier this year with the season ending injury to starter Kevin Prince. Brehaut led UCLA to a last second win over Oregon State two weeks ago.
The Huskies will be honoring 17 graduating seniors before the game, including Jake’s fellow offensive players Cody Habben (OL), Ryan Tolar (OL), and D’Andre Goodwin (WR). Mason Foster (LB), Cameron Elisara (DE), Nate Williams (DB), and Victor Aiyewa (LB) are some of the defensive players playing their last game at Husky Stadium as well.
The game will kickoff at 5:00 p.m., which could snarl traffic and make getting to the game difficult. The Seattle Times has a comprehensive summary of the transportation scenario. For a full game preview, click here for a LA twist, or here for the hometown story.
Next week, the Huskies travel to Cal to face the Bears. It is a 12:30 kick off and will be televised live locally on FSN.