The good news for the Washington Huskies is that the top two running backs on the depth chart seem to be on the right track to play Saturday, despite suffering injuries in a blowout loss at Oregon.
The bad news? There is no time for a letdown with No. 14 Arizona State visiting
The Huskies say it was the way they lost this time to the rival Ducks that was most frustrating
It’s a remarkable stretch of dominance by the Ducks and none of the games have been close
Maybe no team in the topsy-turvy Pac-12 Conference has had wilder swings than Washington this season, so little would surprise first-year coach Chris Petersen at this point
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.
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.
Cyler Miles was 15 of 20 passing for 191 yards and added another 55 yards rushing in the Huskies win.