Pac-12 links: No bowl tickets for rude Washington State fans

— If you sent Washington State athletic director Bill Moos a particularly nasty email last year, you might not be able to buy bowl tickets.

— Trying to earn home field advantage for the Pac-12 title game, Arizona State and Todd Graham are learning to deal with the limelight.

— Still undecided about his NFL draft plans, Washington tailback Bishop Sankey is on the brink of the school’s single-season rushing record. Continue reading “Pac-12 links: No bowl tickets for rude Washington State fans” »

Notes and quotes: UW can’t stop The Myles Jack Show

The stories in today’s issue of the Los Angeles Daily News:

» My game story, on a dire running back situation paving the way for Myles Jack’s four-touchdown night, the most on the ground for UCLA since Maurice Jones-Drew.
» More on Myles Jack, from columnist Vinny Bonsignore.
» Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said weeknight games are part of the price of generating national exposure for the conference.

More game notes from UCLA’s 41-31 win over Washington, their eighth straight over the Huskies at the Rose Bowl.

— Your latest dose of Myles Jack hype, this time courtesy of Cassius Marsh and Devin Lucien:

Continue reading “Notes and quotes: UW can’t stop The Myles Jack Show” »

At a glance: No. 13 UCLA vs. Washington

No. 13 UCLA (7-2, 4-2 Pac-12) vs. Washington (6-3, 3-3)
Rose Bowl, Nov. 15, 6 p.m.
TV: ESPN2 (Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell, Allison Williams)
Radio: 570 AM (Chris Roberts, Matt Stevens, Wayne Cook)

Last meeting: The Huskies beat the Bruins, 24-7, in Seattle. UCLA tailback Johnathan Franklin opened scoring with a 31-yard touchdown run, but the offense generated little traction after that. Richard Brehaut — who left due to injury — combined with Darius Bell and Clayton Tunney to go 6-of-25 for 55 yards. They each threw one interception.

Key storylines: Washington hasn’t beaten UCLA at the Rose Bowl since Nov. 11, 1995, when Myles Jack was two months old. Breaking that streak would help be a highlight of Steve Sarkisian’s tenure. Continue reading “At a glance: No. 13 UCLA vs. Washington” »

Eddie Vanderdoes: Huskies’ skill players than Oregon’s

UCLA defensive end Eddie Vanderdoes has already faced Oregon’s offense, currently ranked third in the country in points per game (51.7) and second in yards (596.6). He thinks Washington’s compares favorably — at least at certain positions.

“I think they have the most electric players we’ve seen this season,” the true freshman said. “I think more so than Oregon. Continue reading “Eddie Vanderdoes: Huskies’ skill players than Oregon’s” »

Pac-12’s Top 25 Players, Part II

Picking up from Part I, here’s the next five in our Pac-12 Top 25 countdown.

20. Bishop Sankey, Washington

The 5-foot-10 back rushed for 1,439 yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore, ensuring that the Huskies didn’t miss All-Pac-12 first-teamer Chris Polk. The only returning running back in the conference who had more yards last season is Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey. Sankey, who has a knack for avoiding direct hits, may even break UW’s single-season rushing record (1,695, set by Corey Dillon in 1996). Continue reading “Pac-12’s Top 25 Players, Part II” »