Whatever goals head coach Chris Petersen has for his second year at the helm of the Washington program, job one is finding a competent quarterback.
The All-American linebacker announced his decision to enter the 2015 NFL Draft
Instead, Chris Petersen’s Huskies were dominated in an ugly first half which saw Washington out-gained 293 to 113 in total yards and 15 to 5 in first downs.
Steve, Bill and Jason talk with UW Head Football Coach Chris Petersen, CBS Sports NFL expert Jason LaCanfora, Host of Inside Pitch on SiriusXM Casey Stern, and Pac 12 Network basketball analyst Eldridge Recasner.
In closing the regular season the way it has, Washington showed its fans progress is being made. And while the Huskies are set to lose a ton of talent off their stellar defense, the coaching staff seems to have gotten a feel for their personnel and key reserves have been understudies from the best.
The 2014 version of the Apple Cup pits Washington (7-5, 3-5) against a Cougars squad that has lost five of their last six games as well as starting quarterback Connor Halliday. That leaves redshirt freshman Luke Falk running Mike Leach’s “Air raid” offense.
The Huskies didn’t have the eye-popping stats of last year’s 69-27 win in Corvallis when they rushed for 530 yards, but they found success with big plays
Washington (6-5, 2-5) hosts Oregon State (5-5, 2-5) in a battle of Pac-12 North division forgottens, hoping to build on its best offensive performance of the season, showed in the disappointing loss to Arizona last Saturday.
Washington coach Chris Petersen was still sticking with his chart
The welcome sight of Kikaha and Thompson will help the Huskies cope with the loss of top cornerback Marcus Peters