Washington Attemps Puny Punches To Prusue Promise Land: The Endzone

Joseph LandoniContributor IOctober 4, 2009

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 03: Members of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense stop Jake Locker #10 of the Washington Huskies on third down at the goal line in the 4th quarter on October 3, 2009 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Washington 37-30 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    The huskies made an effort today. An effort to break a seven game win less streak against the Irish, but they also made an effort for the end zone 6 times late in the forth quarter all ending up unsuccessful. If the Huskies had capitalized they would have cantered off the field with a 31 to 29.

     Washington running game was unusally stelar, Chris Polk plowed through the Irish defense for 135 yards and Jake Locker added 33 on the ground. Irish defenders were strung out all over the place as Polk ran through tackles and kept his legs moving forward. Though the Huskies running game could not prevail in the fourth quarter when it mattered.

     The dawgs Passing game was also precise. Jake Locker threw in 22 passes to his receivers, Jermain Kershe lead the team with 8 catches and 94 yards. Though it wasn't enough to overcome Golden Tates 9 receptions and 244 yards. It was obviously a very inconsistent defensive performance. The Huskies had some exciting forced fumbles and open field tackles also the dawgs forced 5 field goals which defiantly kept them in the game.

     Unfortunately the huskies could not take advantage of their opportunities and lost on a fourth and twenty, pass in overtime, which D'andre Goodwin Caught at the ten yard line. But before Goodwin had control he was crushed by a charging safety, jarring goodwin's helmet loose. A loose fitting ending.