Huskies 20, Cougars 10
Saturday afternoon at Husky Stadium
Brigham Young 0 0 10 0 - 10
Washington 6 8 6 0 - 20
1st quarter: BYU kicker Owen Pochman's string of consecutive field goals made ends at seven when he misses a 51-yarder. Washington follows the miss with the game's first score. Quarterback Brock Huard capped the drive with a 52-yard touchdown pass to Chris Juergens. The extra-point kick failed.
2nd quarter: Toure Butler scoops up a Ronney Jenkins fumble and weaves his way 35 yards for Washington's second touchdown. Along the way, Butler eludes a tackle attempt by Jenkins and a goal-line greeting from massive BYU offensive lineman John Tait. Ja'Warren Hooker's end-of-the-end-zone reception provides the two-point conversion.
3rd quarter: Pochman connects on a 23-yard field goal to extend BYU's NCAA record streak of games without being shutout to 289 games. Butler then returns a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown before the Cougars counter with a 1-yard plunge by Kevin Feterik eight minutes later. Washington's PAT is blocked, while Pochman's makes his 35th straight for BYU.
4th quarter: Defense prevails. Neither team is able to score with the Cougars punting three times and the Huskies losing two drives to a loss on downs. The offensive drought allows Washington to remain in front and win its 13th consecutive home opener.
Key play: The defining moment of the game when Jenkins fumbled and Butler returned the ball 35 yards for a touchdown with 4:07 remaining in the second quarter. Butler eluded Jenkins on a tackle and withstood a last-ditch effort by lineman John Tait to reach the end zone.
Player of game: Butler. The pint-size sophomore (5-9, 160) returned a fumble 35 yards for a touchdown before returning a kickoff 98 yards for another.
Records: Brigham Young 1-2, Washington 2-0
Notable: BYU free safety Jason Walker had two interceptions, one which snapped Huard's streak of 91 passes without being picked off . . . The game was broadcast regionally by ABC . . . Seattle Seahawks quarterback Warren Moon, a Washington alum, was among the crowd of 71,297 at Husky Stadium . . . The Cougars were scoreless at halftime for the first time since a loss at Air Force in 1995.
Quotable: "We were a little tight and out of sync on offense. The defense played exceptionally well and kept us in there." - BYU coach LaVell Edwards
Next up: Murray State at Brigham Young, Saturday, Sept. 26