Just before his
team took the field for the third quarter, the usually mild-mannered Willingham
pointedly and angrily asked his players if they were afraid. "When someone
calls you out for being afraid," Stanback said on Sunday, "any man has
ineffective for most of the first half, Stanback was soothed by a halftime
confab with former Huskies quarterback Warren Moon. "He told me to calm
down and to just start hitting my easy throws and that everything else would
start to flow," he said.
Moon got that
right: Stanback threw three touchdown passes in the second half. Of his team's
249 yards of total offense in the game, Stanback accounted for 248.
help from the Huskies' defense, which yielded a mere five first downs in the
second half, and from the loudest crowd a Washington team has played before
since at least 2003. There's bad news for teams coming into Seattle. As
Stanback said, " Husky Stadium is up and rocking again."
-- Austin Murphy
Alabama went to two overtimes in last Saturday's 24--23 Hogs victory—courtesy
of a successful extra point by Jeremy Davis (right) and a missed one by Crimson
Tide kicker Leigh Tiffin. The SEC programs have been nearly at opposite ends of
the spectrum when it comes to playing overtime. Here are the teams that have
the best and worst OT records since Division I A instituted the tie-breaking
procedure in 1996 (minimum five wins or losses).
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