Washington's amazing 32-31 win over USC on Erik Folk's last second field goal got everyone excited,…
Ironically, it wasn't Locker who appeared to make one of the biggest plays of the game earlier in the fourth quarter as redshirt freshman QB Keith Price, subbing for a woozy Locker, completed a one-yard touchdown pass to little-used TE Chris Izbicki to put Washington up 29-28.
USC, which got 298 of their 484 yards on the ground and were led by the 223 yards and two touchdowns of senior RB Allen Bradford, drove right down the field, but stalled at the Husky 10 yard line and settled for a Joe Houston field goal to go back up 31-29.
Washington then turned the ball over on downs when WR Devin Aguilar couldn't come up with fourth-down pass.
The Trojans again punished Washington's defense, running the ball five of the six next plays, but Houston, who entered the game 1 for 4 this season, hit the right upright, giving the Huskies a chance to drive down for the winning score.
During the game-winning drive, Washington faced a 4th-and-10 from their own 23 and Locker found senior WR D'Andre Goodwin open across the middle for an 18 yard gain and then pounded the ball the rest of the way before Folk came on for his final attempt.
On the night, Folk wend 4-for-4, hitting from 23, 41, 35 and 32, while Polk ran the ball 13 times for 92 yards.
WR Jermaine Kearse had six receptions for 92 yards, while Devin Aguilar hauled in five balls for 83 yards including a 44-yard rainbow from Locker for Washington's second score of the day.
Goodwin had four grabs for 48 yards while Polk had four for 50 and freshman RB Jesse Callier had three receptions for 20 yards.
Washington did manage to post 537 yards of offense, 311 through the air and 226 yards on the ground and managed to go 7 of 14 on third-down conversions, a point of emphasis during their bye week and 2 of 3 on fourth down.
Defensively, the Huskies were led by the 11 tackles of S Nate Fellner, while senior LB Mason Foster added 10, S Nate Williams added eight and DE Everrette Thompson notched size and Washington's only sack of the night.
The Huskies, now 2-2 (1-0 in conference), return home to play host to Arizona State next Saturday at 7 p.m.
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