Beans N’ Cornbread! Dawgs N’ Beaves!

I couldn’t think of a crazier way to run a railroad.  With 10 minutes remaining in the first half, the Huskies are up 21-0.  Jermaine Kearse found a way to lift his curse when it comes to catching the ball (2 of his 4 touchdowns were caught in the first half); we found a way to shut down the Beavers’ running attack and make their QB look like an asshole; life was good!

Then in their subsequent two drives to close the half, Oregon State gets to within 7, only to tie it fairly early in the third quarter.  All the momentum had drained from the Husky side.  We couldn’t move the ball down the field, we seemingly couldn’t stop them on offense.  It was ugly.

But, you know what?  Our defense hunkered down after the tie ballgame.  A couple interceptions from Ryan Katz, a few more punts, and there we were, headed for overtime.

Huskies won the toss, Huskies opted to go first, Huskies put the score on the board …

Beavers got the ball, Beavers put the score on the board, Beavers kicked the extra point …

Huskies got the ball, Huskies put the score on the board, Huskies kicked the extra point …

Beavers got the ball, Beavers put the score on the board, Beavers … went for two?

First and foremost, the fucking Beavers never should have had that TD in the 2nd overtime.  We stopped ’em on fourth down and that was the most rinky dink bullshit PI penalty I’ve seen in my life.  With new life, they ran it in and took a time out.  Well, karma owed us one big for that, so the football gods gave what’s his name butter fingers when the 2 point try was attempted.  Over, Joyed.

Needed that one.  Big win.  3-3 on the season with an absolutely brutal schedule the next three weeks.  @ Arizona, vs. Stanford, @ Oregon.  I can’t stand the thought of us being 3-6 and trying to scramble for a bowl game, but that’s pretty much the reality.  The only steal-able game we have is upcoming in Arizona, thanks to their quarterback being injured.  Gonna be tough …

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