UW’s Black Saturday and a reminder of the ‘Are You Kidding Me Game’

Washington decked out in black unis, the end zone’s are black, and the student’s are wearing black along with most of the fans at Husky Stadium.

The opponent: the Arizona Wildcats. Kickoff’s about 20 minutes away, and my mind just wondered back to the last Washington-Arizona game I saw. It was October, 2009. I was in the stands as a fan on the night Washington pulled off an incredible comeback to beat the Wildcats. Of course, I missed the ending, opting to leave early to beat the traffic.

Click here to to read what I wrote about that night.

Back to Black Saturday. Glad I brougth the binoculars because the UW’s purple numbers are hard to read on those black jerseys.

Just wondering: Wonder how much money it costs to outfit a college football team in a different uniforms? I know it would feed a lot of homeless people. I hope the UW and college’s across the land don’t have to pay additional money for all of those new looks. They’re probaby built into the contracts, right? If not, they should be.

Notes

Chris Polk needs 128 yards rushing to go over 1,000 yards for a third season. Only Napoleon Kaufman has accomplished that for the Huskies. Polk’s second on the UW career rushing list with 3,433 yards.

UW QB Keith Price is on pace to top Brock Hueard’s pass efficiency rating for a single season (Price is at 168.7; Huard was 153.8 in 1997) and his 22 TD passes already ranks No. 4 in UW single-season history.

Washington beat UCLA and beat Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl wearing those black uniforms.

Washington has played six true freshmen this season: S James Sample, TB Bishop Sankey, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, DT Danny Shelton, OLB John Timu and WR Kasen Williams.

Utah beat Oregon State, UCLA beat Cal and USC is leading Stanford. Hmmm, do you smell an upset tonight? Arizona’s offensive should give the UW pass defense fits. Washignton’s offense should do the same to Arizona. Could be a 4-hour offensive show. Prediction: UW 43, Arizona 35.

 

 

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