WHEN/WHERE: 3:30 p.m.; Husky Stadium, Seattle.
TV/RADIO: Ch. 28.
RECORDS: Miami 1-0, Washington 1-0.
COACHES: Miami _ Butch Davis (41-19, sixth season). Washington _ Rick Neuheisel (8-5, second season; 41-19 overall).
LINE: Miami by 3.
WHAMMY IN MIAMI REMEMBERED: When they last met, Washington ended Miami's NCAA-record 58-game home winning streak 38-20 on Sept. 24, 1994. Washington faithful called the upset at the Orange Bowl the "Whammy in Miami." Miami's defense featured Warren Sapp, and the Husky QB was Damon Huard, now with the Dolphins. UM cornerback Leonard Myers said: "I saw that game. It was wild, crazy. Washington celebrated a little too much. We're going out there and see if we can repay the favor."
STOPPING THE RUN: Hidden in the numbers of the Hurricanes' 61-14 rout against Division I-AA McNeese State was the fact the defense surrendered 197 yards rushing and 409 total yards. More was expected from the defense. Davis downplayed the yardage totals, saying the defense was running a basic scheme. Also, two starting linebackers were out. Sheven Marshall sat because of a chronic neck problem, and All-America candidate Dan Morgan was shaken up midway through the second quarter. Morgan will be back in the middle, but Marshall's status is uncertain. If he can't play, Ken Dangerfield will start on the weak side.
TAKING ON TUIASOSOPO: Unitas Award candidate Marques Tuiasosopo is one of the best quarterbacks in the country. In last week's 44-20 win over Idaho, he rushed for 80 yards and threw for 223 yards, moving him past Chris Chandler into sixth place all-time on Washington's total offense list with 4,638 yards. UM yielded 212 yards passing to McNeese State.
_ Compiled by Joe Frisaro.