Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Story by Anna Bryner; photos by Addie Blacker and Hannah Miner.

Photo Story: BYU vs. Washington


First Half

Washington wasted no time putting points on the board as Richard Newton caught a 17-yard pass from Jacob Eason in the end zone on the first drive of the game. Jake Oldroyd responded for the Cougars on the next drive with a 43-yard field goal, putting points on the board for the Cougars. 

Eason fired another 17-yard touchdown pass on Washington’s next possession, this time to wide receiver Aaron Fuller. The Huskies would score again off a fumble return by Brandon Wellington before the end of the first quarter. 

Washington continued its scoring in the second quarter with a 30-yard field goal by Peyton Henry. BYU’s Emmanuel Esukpa answered for the Cougars on the next drive, rushing into the endzone for the first Cougar touchdown. Oldroyd missed the PAT but went on to kick a 54-yard field goal before the quarter ended.

BYU athletics featured a retro theme for the game against the Huskies. A new field and retro uniforms for the athletes, cheer team, band and Cosmo were all featured as part of the festivities.

The Cougars trailed the Huskies 24-12 at the half.


Second Half

Washington began the second half with a fumble recovery on BYU’s first possession. The Huskies later scored off the turnover as Andre Baccellia caught a 35-yard pass for a touchdown. After a possession, BYU gave up another touchdown on an 88-yard punt return by Fuller. Washington scored again after several rushing plays by Newton. On Washington’s next possession, BYU’s Max Tooley intercepted Eason’s pass, putting the Cougars at the Washington 7-yard line. Cougar Matt Bushman caught a tipped pass to seal the touchdown just before the end of the third quarter. The fourth quarter saw no scoring, leaving the final score 45-19 for Washington.

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