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Thurday October 22, 2009

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Nick Holt takes blame for game-winning TD: Fiery Washington defensive coordinator Nick Holt looked ready to burst with anger and frustration after Arizona State's crushing last-second touchdown to stun the Huskies last Saturday.

Holt even snapped at a cameraman as he talked to linebacker E.J. Savannah just moments after the winning score.

But when Holt talked to his players in the locker room after the Huskies 24-17 loss to the Sun Devils, his message was simply, "blame me."

"Honestly, he said 'blame me,'" Washington linebacker Donald Butler said Wednesday. "But in the end guys have got to do their responsibility regardless of the call. It was just a bust and we'll learn from it. I wouldn't blame him. Realistically he calls the plays but on the field guys have to take care of their business."

The 50-yard touchdown pass from ASU's Danny Sullivan to Chris McGaha with 5 seconds left provided a stunning conclusion to a game that seemed destined for overtime. It also left the lingering question of just what went wrong defensively for Washington.

Players and coaches are avoiding pointing fingers so answers are still a bit blurry. But Holt said there were assignment errors in a defense the Huskies had executed well so far this season.