Okay, so I missed the Oregon game. No, I’m not too sad about that. Despite the fact that I haven’t been around Husky Football in over a month, I have had some UW moments lately, which I’ll share before we get to today’s photos.
The reason I wasn’t here for the Duck loss is because I was flying back from London, where I attended the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards. Though this event was strictly tied to my nature photography and not sports, I was sure to represent the W in a subtle way at least.
And was it a coincidence that our emcee for the night, noted wildlife photographer and filmmaker Chris Packham, was wearing a purple and gold tie? I think not. I did compliment him on that, by the way.
Before turning in, we hit one last house on the corner. A lady opened the door wearing a vintage Husky Cheer outfit. My wife and I mentioned we were in the marching band and she got excited. As we turned to leave, she ran to get her husband… Captain Husky! For the next twenty minutes our boy was singing Bow Down to Washington and the alma mater in the car. A perfect ending to a Halloween night for this Dawg family.
Okay, on to game day photos. It was a lovely autumn day on Montlake, with plenty of fall colors surrounding the stadium.
Unfortunately, an equally sunny start to the game eventually turned into a sour result, as Utah ground down the Huskies on both sides of the ball and prevailed 33-28.
See the full gallery of images from the game in the archive. Some of the “highlights” are below.