BY SPNW Staff 02:30PM 12/24/2011

Washington’s Individual Bowl Superlatives

Washington’s 21-20, last-minute win over Maryland in the 1982 Aloha Bowl is noted for producing the best passing and receiving performances in UW bowl history.

Washington's Chris Polk (1) ran for 177 yards in the 2010 Holiday Bowl against Nebraska. / Drew McKenzie, Sportspress Northwest

Only one running back in University of Washington football history twice rushed for more than 100 yards in a bowl game. Jacque Robinson, father of Nate, accomplished the feat as a freshman in 1982 (142 yards vs. Iowa in the Rose Bowl) and again as a senior (135 yards vs. Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl).

Washington’s Chris Polk, who had 177 rushing yards in the 2010 Holiday Bowl, has a chance to join Robinson in the double 100 club when he faces Baylor in the Alamo Bowl.

The best, single-game rushing, passing and receiving performances by Washington players in bowl games:

SINGLE-GAME BOWL RUSHING LEADERS

Year Bowl Opponent Player Att. Yards TDs
1997 Aloha Michigan St. Rashaan Shehee 29 193 2
2010 Holiday Nebraska Chris Polk 34 177 1
1982 Rose Iowa Jacque Robinson 20 142 2
1996 Holiday Colorado Corey Dillon 30 140 2
1926 Rose Alabama George Wilson 15 139 0
2001 Holiday Texas Willie Hurst 16 137 2
1985 Orange Oklahoma Jacque Robinson 28 135 1
1991 Rose Iowa Greg Lewis 19 128 0

SINGLE-GAME BOWL PASSING LEADERS

Year Bowl Opponent Player Att/Cmp Yards TDs
1982 Aloha Maryland Tim Cowan 33-53 350 3
1993 Rose Michigan Mark Brunell 18-30 308 2
2001 Holiday Texas Cody Pickett 27-54 293 2
1981 Rose Michigan Tom Flick 23-39 282 0
2002 Sun Purdue Cody Pickett 25-54 272 2
1998 Oahu Air Force Brock Huard 23-32 267 0
1987 Indep. Tulane Chris Chandler 15-30 234 2
1996 Holiday Colorado Brock Huard 21-37 203 0

SINGLE-GAME BOWL RECEIVING LEADERS

Year Bowl Opponent Player No. Yards TDs
1982 Aloha Maryland Anthony Allen 8 152 3
1992 Rose Michigan Mario Bailey 6 126 1
1978 Rose Michigan Spider Gaines 4 122 1
2001 Holiday Texas Jerramy Stevens 9 109 1
1993 Rose Michigan Jason Shelley 3 100 1
1998 Oahu Air Force Dane Looker 8 100 0
1985 Orange Oklahoma Danny Greene 4 97 1
1996 Holiday Colorado Jerome Pathon 5 96 0

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