Washington hammered Brigham Young University, 31-7, this week in The National's college football computer tournament. The tournament features the top 16 teams as ranked by The National. Washington was ranked 8th and BYU 9th.
The computer did what no team has been able to do to Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Ty Detmer - hold him to less than 300 yards. Detmer completed 18 of 36 passes for 280 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions.National writer Mike Lupica, who backed Notre Dame's Raghib "Rocket" Ismail for the Heisman, wrote the story of the simulated game and made up the following quote for Detmer:
"I figured there'd be some kind of letdown after winning the Heisman, but nothing like this. It's like I fell off one of the Wasatch Mountains or something. The way I've played the last couple of times out, Coach (LaVell Edwards) is probably thinking about sending me into the missionary program."
The Huskies were led by running back Greg Lewis who gained 191 yards and scored four touchdowns.
BYU took an early 7-0 lead on a TD pass to Scott Charlton but after that it was all Washington and Lewis. The Huskies next meet Colorado, a 38-17 winner over Oklahoma in an earlier computer game.