Washington (4-1, 0-1) last played a road game August 30 in Hawaii. After posting 179 yards and just six points on offense in suffering their first loss to Stanford on September 27, the Huskies come off a bye week with a clear focus on being more productive on offense.
1090 The Fan’s Jason A. Churchill picks this week’s key college football matchups.
Washington coach Chris Petersen came to the defense of his starting quarterback Monday, while simultaneously shouldering the blame for poor coaching decisions.
Washington (4-1, 0-1 Pac-12) missed its chance at a 5-0 start and a validating victory after four games where it was difficult to get a read on what kind of team the Huskies were. There seems to be fewer questions about Washington’s defense after it forced three turnovers against Stanford — including Shaq Thompson’s forced fumble and 32-yard return for a tying touchdown in the second quarter.
Washington (4-0) opens Pac-12 conference play against Stanford (2-1, 0-1), a perennial powerhouse with a senior quarterback in Kevin Hogan and one of the best offensive lines in the country.
The Washington Huskies needed a second half surge to overcome a 14-point halftime deficit to earn a 45-14 victory over Georgia State on Saturday afternoon
Washington (3-0) welcomes in Georgia State (1-2) from the Sun Belt Conference Saturday looking to fine tune its game one week prior to the opening of Pac-12 Conference play.
Cyler Miles was 15 of 20 passing for 191 yards and added another 55 yards rushing in the Huskies win.
Huskies head football coach Chris Petersen has instituted change across all levels of the Washington football program since his hire in December. One such change has been a more stern player conduct policy. Petersen’s suspension of junior cornerback Marcus Peters for his sideline tantrum in the game against Eastern Washington was his eighth discipline in nine months.
Washington has looked strong both offensively and defensively this year. The problem is, it hasn’t happened in the same game.
Photos from the Huskies’ loss at Arizona Stadium
Photos from Husky Stadium
Photos from the action at Husky Stadium
Photos from Washington’s 45-20 loss at Oregon
Photos from the Huskies’ 31-7 victory
Scenes from the Huskies game on Saturday, September 27.
Scenes from the Huskies-Fighting Illini game at Husky Stadium.