Northwest NEWS

October 5, 1998


Tuiasosopo takes over for Huard


Russ Paris/staff photo

Quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo takes a snap from center Brad Hutt after Brock Huard went down with bruised left shoulder in last week's Husky game against Arizona.

   by Russ Paris
   Marques Tuiasosopo (WHS class of 96) sparked a sluggish Washington Husky offense after starter Brock Huard went down with a bruised left shoulder late in the first half against the Arizona Wildcats.
   Tuiasosopo came in with the Huskies trailing 21-14. On his first play he dove off a tackle to score a touchdown, though the extra point was blocked.
   Tuiasosopo began the third quarter by marching the Huskies down the field, eventually hooking up with freshman wide reciever Chris Juergens for a touchdown. The backup quarterback pulled the Huskies to a 28-21 lead with a two-point conversion where he went left, looked to pass, then weaved his way into the end zone.
   A 60-yard fourth-quarter touchdown run by Tuiasosopo was called back because of a penalty.
   The Huskies failure to score, and two missed field goals, caught up with them when Wildcat QB Ortege Jenkins flipped into the end zone for the winning score with four seconds left.