Huskies bowling / Seahawks nearing playoffs this weekend

21 Dec

Seahawks and 49ers mix it up Sunday night

 Seattle became just the third team in Pro Football history to score 50+ points in back-to-back games last weekend with the win over the Buffalo Bills.

The other two teams accomplished the feat in 1950.

The Los Angeles Rams beat the 0-4 Baltimore Colts 70-27 and the following week pounded the Detroit Lions (3-3) 65-24 with a 41-point third quarter outburst. The Rams played none other than the San Francisco 49ers (riding a two-game win streak) in their next game which was in Los Angeles. L.A. won that game 28-21. The Rams made it to the NFL Championship game only to lose late to the Cleveland Browns 30-28. The Browns scored final 10 points of the game. The Rams would win the NFL championship the following year beating Cleveland 24-17.

The New York Giants were the other team posting big point totals that year. They won their next game after two 50+ games 7-3 at home against Philadelphia. The Giants scored 51 points the following week in an easy win over the N.Y. Yanks. The Giants lost to Cleveland in the American Division championship game 8-3 after beating the Browns both times in the regular season.

The Washington Huskies play Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday

The Huskies have played in two bowl games after losing the Apple Cup to a Cougar team with a losing record.

Washington’s record is 2-0.

1982 – @ WSU (entered the game 2-7-1) 24, UW (9-1) 20

Aloha Bowl, Honolulu

#9 Washington 21, #16 Maryland 20

This was the first Aloha Bowl ever played – Christmas Day 1982. The last Aloha Bowl was played in 2000.

The Huskies, led by QB Tim Cowan, drove 80 yards in the final 3½ minutes to score the winning TD with 6 seconds remaining. Anthony Allen caught his third TD pass (an 11-yarder) from Cowan for the winning score.

Chuck Nelson kicked the go-ahead extra point.

Boomer Esiason threw 2 TDs for the Terps who missed two PATs (kick and a run) in the game and also a 32-yard FG with 3:49 to play.

1985 – WSU (3-7) 21, @ UW (6-4) 20

The Huskies lost by the identical score of 21-20 to both WSU and Oregon State that year.

UW opened the season ranked #12 and lost a rare home opener played at night, 31-17 to the Thurman Thomas-led Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Freedom Bowl, Anaheim, Calif.

Washington 20, Colorado 17

Sophomore QB Chris Chandler led UW with 141 yards passing and 72 rushing. The Huskies broke a 10-10 tie in the second half with a 1-yard plunge by Tony Covington and an 18-yard FG by Jeff Jaeger.

Bowl results after a Husky loss in an Apple Cup to a Cougar team with a winning record

1983 – WSU (6-4) 17, @ UW (8-2) 6

Aloha Bowl

Penn St. 13, UW 10

1992 – @ WSU (7-3) 42, UW (9-1) 23

Rose Bowl

Michigan 38, Washington 31

1997 – WSU (9-1) 41, @ UW (7-3) 35

Aloha Bowl

Washington 51, Michigan State 23

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