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2006 Washington Huskies football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
2006 record5–7 (3–6 Pac-10)
Head coachTyrone Willingham (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorTim Lappano (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorKent Baer (2nd season)
MVPIsaiah Stanback (O)
MVPC.J. Wallace (D)
CaptainDashon Goldson
CaptainSonny Shackelford
CaptainIsaiah Stanback
CaptainC. J. Wallace
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
(Capacity: 72,500)
Seasons
← 2005
2007 →
2006 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 USC §   7 2         11 2  
#14 California §   7 2         10 3  
#21 Oregon State   6 3         10 4  
UCLA   5 4         7 6  
Oregon   4 5         7 6  
Arizona State   4 5         7 6  
Arizona   4 5         6 6  
Washington State   4 5         6 6  
Washington   3 6         5 7  
Stanford   1 8         1 11  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 Washington Huskies football team represented the University of Washington in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's coach was former Notre Dame and Stanford coach Tyrone Willingham. Washington played its home games at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.

BackgroundEdit

In 2004 the Huskies had a 1–10 season. Their lone victory over San Jose State led to Head Coach Keith Gilbertson leaving the team. Tyrone Willingham was hired after being dismissed from Notre Dame to lead the Huskies. While Washington saw an overall improvement on the team, they still struggled to win games, finishing with a 2–9 record. Some highlights of the 2005 season were victories over Idaho and Pac-10 foe Arizona, and holding USC to 390 yards, their lowest offensive total of the year.

Pre-seasonEdit

Head Coach Tyrone Willingham returns for his second year at the helm of the program. Redshirt Freshman J.R. Hasty (TB) was expected to have a big impact on the offensive line before being declared academically ineligible. Senior Isaiah Stanback and Sophomore Johnny Durocher are both challenging for the starting quarterback position. Incoming Junior College transfers are Anthony Atkins (DE), Jason Wells (S), and Jordan Murchison (CB). All are expected to fill holes in the team.

Washington does not appear in any pre-season rankings and was predicted to finish in 10th place in the Pac-10 Conference Media Poll.

Pre-season awardsEdit

Sporting News Preseason All-Pac-10[1]

  • C.J. Wallace - All-Pac-10 First Team
  • Sean Douglas - All-Pac-10 First Team
  • Scott White - All-Pac-10 Second Team
  • J.R. Hasty - Pac-10 Offensive Newcomer of the Year

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 212:30 PMSan Jose State*W 35–2952,256
September 912:30 PMat No. 15 Oklahoma*ABCL 20–3784,577
September 1612:30 PMFresno State*
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FSNW 21–2057,012
September 2312:30 PMUCLA
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
TBSW 29–1958,255
September 306:00 PMat ArizonaW 21–1055,409
October 712:30 PMat No. 2 USCFSNL 20–2690,282
October 143:30 PMOregon State
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FSNL 17–2762,656
October 2112:30 PMat No. 11 CaliforniaFSNL 24–31 OT58,534
October 284:00 PMArizona Statedagger
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
FSNL 23–2658,822
November 412:30 PMat No. 24 OregonTBSL 14–3458,408
November 1112:30 PMStanford
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
L 3–2055,896
November 183:45 PMat Washington StateFSNW 35–3235,117
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Regular seasonEdit

San José StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
San Jose St 6 3 6 14 29
• Washington 7 14 7 7 35

OklahomaEdit

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Washington 7 6 0 7 20
• Oklahoma 7 6 17 7 37

Fresno StateEdit

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Fresno St 7 0 7 6 20
• Washington 7 7 0 7 21

UCLAEdit

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UCLA 13 3 3 0 19
• Washington 0 7 7 15 29

ArizonaEdit

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• Washington 0 21 0 0 21
Arizona 0 3 7 0 10

USCEdit

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Washington 3 7 3 7 20
• USC 7 10 6 3 26

In the fourth quarter, with 2 seconds left on the game clock, the Huskies moved the ball 15 yards shy of the end zone, stopping the clock by getting a first down. Before Isaiah Stanback could hike the ball, the clock ran out and they were unable to get off a final play. It was a controversial moment that many blamed on miscommunication from the officials regarding when the clock would start again.

Oregon StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Oregon St 7 3 10 7 27
Washington 3 14 0 0 17

Linebacker Scott White intercepted two passes in the first half, setting up two touchdowns and giving Washington a 17–10 lead by halftime. However, the Huskies struggled in the second half both offensively and defensively. Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore connected with wide receiver Sammie Stroughter to give OSU a 27–17 lead. Late in the fourth quarter, Washington quarterback Isaiah Stanback suffered a Lisfranc fracture in his right foot; the injury requires surgery and Stanback will miss the remainder of the 2006 season.

CaliforniaEdit

by Quarter1234

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Total
Washington 3 7 0 14

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24
• California 0 3 10 11

<td>7</td>

31

Back-up quarterback Carl Bonnell made his first start of the season filling in for the injured Isaiah Stanback. In his first start he threw two touchdown passes including a 40 yard hail mary pass to Marlon Wood to send the game into over time. However, Bonnell also threw five interceptions in regulation, and one in over time.

Arizona StateEdit

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Total
• Arizona St 0 14 6 0

<td>6</td>

26
Washington 0 3 3 14

<td>3</td>

23

OregonEdit

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Washington 0 7 7 0 14
• Oregon 7 10 14 3 34

StanfordEdit

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• Stanford 0 3 7 10 20
Washington 0 3 0 0 3

Washington StateEdit

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• Washington 0 14 14 7 35
Washington St 0 14 3 15 32
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