The Huskies battled national power-house LSU for 4 quarters Saturday night, losing 31-23.
Locker had a renaissance night after almost a year removed from last year’s season ending injury, throwing for 321 yards and 2 touchdowns on 25 for 45 passing, including a handful of throws out of bounds to avoid the rush. He also made some key scrambles for first downs, rushing for 51 yards on 12 carries, and was impeccable leading the 2-minute offense before halftime and at the end of the game.
Chris Polk ran for 90 yards on 21 carries, freshman James Johnson caught the first touchdown of the season on his way to 6 catches for 63 yards (some of them key first downs), and Kavario Middleton had a career high 5 catches and a touchdown.
Washington also got solid performances from running back Johri Fogerson, wide receiver Devin Aguilar, and punter Will Mahan. The defense also had a good night, holding their own against a highly-touted SEC offense with a ton of playmakers.
For more details, check out the coverage of the game:
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times recap here.
Some quotes from the game. Les Miles said of Locker: “That Jake Locker is mobile and accurate. They designed a nice scheme that complements what he does.
Steve Kelley of the Seattle Times breathes some fresh air in his breakdown of the game.
Another view of Jake Locker’s impact on the game.
Heraldnet’s review of Locker and the game.
Isportsweb.com’s post game review.