Huskies roll in win over Vandals

Fogerson scores the first of his two touchdowns

Washington entered their game against Idaho trying halt a 15-game losing streak while getting head coach Steve Sarkisian's first win and they were able to ride big days by Jake Locker, Chris Polk and Johri Fogerson to get a 42-23 win in front of 58, 980 fans at Husky Stadium.

Locker built off of a solid outing against LSU last weekend, hitting on 17 of 25 passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns, while Polk managed to post 80 yards and one touchdown on the ground and Fogerson posted two rushes for six yards and a score while adding two catches for 35 yards through the air including one for a 24 yard touchdown, the first of his career.

Idaho did drive the ball on Washington throughout the day, gaining 412 yards and putting 23 points on the board, but the game was never in doubt as the Huskies got up early and coasted the rest of the way. The Husky offense also had a solid day, putting up 374 yards and 42 points, their largest point total since the team put up 42 points against Syracuse in 2007.

Between the two teams there was only one punt in the first half, that coming when Idaho took themselves out of field goal position on their first drive.

Washington managed to post scoring drives of 97, 71 and 66 yards with Locker accounting for all three scores. On the first drive, Locker scored from three yards out on a designed roll out and added touchdown passes of 24 yards to RB Johri Fogerson and 31 yards to freshman wide receiver phenom James Johnson who beat two Vandals to the endzone.

Idaho's nine points came on three Trey Farquhar field goals – from 44, 28 and 34 yards out – but the Vandals did themselves no favors, getting flagged seven times for 63 yards in penalties.

Idaho did manage to drive the ball on Washington throughout the day, gaining 412 yards and putting 23 points on the board, but the game was never in doubt as the Huskies got up early and coasted the rest of the way.

To start the second half, Husky RB Curtis Shaw fumbled the opening kickoff, but LB Mason Foster picked off Enderle and returned it 56 yards to the Idaho 21 and four plays later, Polk took it over from one yard out for the first touchdown of his Husky career.

On Idaho's next possession, the Husky defense stood strong, holding them to the only three-and-out of the day and after a short punt, the Huskies scored another touchdown when Locker found TE Chris Izbicki for a two-yard touchdown pass.

Idaho managed to get two touchdowns in the second half from RB De'Maundray Woolridge, from four and six yards out, but the Vandals only managed 63 yards on 23 carries.

QB Nathan Enderle had a solid day, hitting 22 of 33 attempts for 279 yards, while backup Brian Reader went 4 of 7 for 70 yards.

The Huskies were led by E.J. Savannah and Donald Butler with eight tackles while DT Cameron Elisara and DE Daniel Te'o-Nesheim each had sacks and LB Joshua Gage and freshman DE also notched a half sack each.

Sarkisian mentioned the team would celebrate for 24 hours before they begin to prepare for their Pac 10 opener against USC at home next week.

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