(Saturday, September 12th)
Final Score: Washington 42, Idaho 23
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Jake Locker threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Washington Huskies easily dismissed the Idaho Vandals, 42-23, in non-conference action at Husky Stadium.
Locker completed 17-of-25 passing for the Huskies (1-1), resulting in 253 yards, adding another 18 yards rushing on six attempts as well as the team snapped a 15-game losing streak, the longest in the nation entering the week.
The Vandals (1-1) were paced by DeMaundray Woolridge who tallied a pair of second-half touchdowns to make the score a little more respectable. Quarterback Nathan Enderle completed 22-of-33 passing for 279 yards, but failed to put one in the end zone for the visitors.
Washington got the scoring started in the first half when Locker capped a lengthy 14-play, 97-yard drive with a three-yard TD run to put the home team up 7-0.
Trey Farquhar, who made all three of his field goal attempts on the afternoon for the Vandals, began by knocking through a 44-yard effort late in the first frame to make the score 7-3.
Locker went back to work on the next possession, this time guiding the Huskies on a nine-play, 71-yard drive, finished off by a 24-yard TD pass to Johri Fogerson.
Midway through the second quarter the Vandals again had to settle for a field goal as Farquhar connected on a 28-=yard effort to make the score 14-6.
Washington moved quickly down the field once more as Locker combined with James Johnson on a 31-yard TD pass, giving the Huskies a commanding 21-6 advantage.
Before the half could end, Idaho moved into field goal range and watched Farquhar boot a 34-yard kick, cutting the deficit to 21-9.
The Huskies put the game out of reach in the third quarter when Chris Polk tallied a one-yard TD run and Locker locked up with Chris Izbicki for a two- yard scoring strike to make the score 35-9 with 10:17 to play in the period.
Woolridge and the Vandals responded when he hit the end zone from four yards away to finish off an 11-play, 65-yard drive, yet the visitors still trailed by a 35-16 score.
Fogerson's second touchdown of the day came courtesy of a two-yard run at the 9:15 mark of the fourth quarter, while Woolridge responded with a six-yard TD score of his own in the final seconds to leave the Vandals with a 19-point setback.
Idaho actually finished the contest with 412 yards of total offense, compared to 374 yards for the Huskies who have now won 18 straight in the series and sport a commanding 35-2-2 mark against the Vandals all-time.
The win for Washington snapped the school's longest draught in history and was the first since the team defeated California by a score of 37-23 back on November 17, 2007.
09/12 19:34:50 ET