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Huskies Watch Their Dreams Slip Away

Steve Sarkisian (Kim Grinolds/

PASADENA, Calif. - I'm not sure what was worse - the brownish, filmy haze that colored the San Gabriel Mountains, or the funk that has seemingly attached itself to the Washington Huskies. Defying all rhyme or reason, Washington took all of UCLA's charity and handed it right back to 'em as the Bruins were more than happy to tuck their one-point win away and leave the Rose Bowl laughing.

How could they not? They had just picked up their first Pac-10 win, and they did it by giving the ball away and hoping the other team imploded. They did. Washington fans that decided to watch all the way until the injurious end probably saw the insult that was Rick Neuheisel's post-game rallying cry to the beleaguered UCLA fans, hoping beyond hope that their former boy-wonder quarterback has... Recommended Stories