Counting down “The 25 Days of Husky Christmas”…..
“DubLife” is doing its second season of the annual Holiday countdown to Christmas highlighting special moments and statistics in Husky Athletics history. Our segment is meant to bring positive thoughts of our favorite university during a time of the year where thanks and reflection is at the forefront of our minds.
23 DAYS ‘TIL CHRISTMAS
The number 23 signifies the jersey number of cornerback Walter Bailey of the 1991 Washington Huskies Football team.
During the 1992 Rose Bowl game, Bailey intercepted a tipped pass that was intended for Michigan wide receiver Desmond Howard.
It was a huge momentum play, as the turnover took place in the first quarter and set the tone defensively for the entire game.
The outspoken Howard, who had struck the Heisman pose in the end zone just weeks before against the Ohio State Buckeyes, was put on notice that the game wasn’t going to go his way!
In the end, the Huskies defeated the Wolverines 34-14 to cap a 12-0 season, which would result in them sharing a national championship with the Miami Hurricanes.
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