September 8, 2006
Huskies also bring a strong running game to Norman
What: Washington(1-0) at Oklahoma (1-0)
Where: Gaylord Family- Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (82,112), Norman, Ok.
When: September 9, 2006
Time/TV: 2:30 p.m./ ABC
Series history: Washington is 1-0 versus Oklahoma, after defeating the Sooners in the 1985 Orange Bowl, in the two's only meeting.
Head Coach: Tyrone Willingham 52, served went 44-36-1 at Stanford (1995-2001) and 21-15 at Notre Dame (2002-2004). Now, in his 2nd season at UW, he hopes to improve on last season's 2-9 overall record (1-7, Pac-10).
UW's top offensive player: Isaiah Stanback (6-3, 215) is a dual-threat quarterback with lightning quickness and speed. His time of 10.48 seconds in the 100 meter dash at the 2006 Pac-10 Track Championships placed him fifth. That, along with his 194.2 passing yards per game average in 2005, makes him a threat in every sense of the word.
Greatest area of strength for the Washington's offense: Huskies are dangerous in the running game, with Stanback and Louis Rankin (6-1, 205), who racked up 148 yards on only 10 carries. The Huskies rushed for an even 300 yards against San Jose State. Stanback added 102 on his own.
Throwback to the Past: The Huskies will look to throw things back to 1985, when UW knocked off Barry Switzer's No. 1-ranked Oklahoma team, 28-17, in the Orange Bowl. The Sooners' No. 1-ranked defense, which had given up an average of 68 yards a game, surrendered 192 yards on the ground. UW finished No.2 behind BYU that season in the rankings.
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