Junior running back Dwayne Washington clocked the team’s fastest time in the 40-yard dash at 4.42, impressive for the 6-foot-2, 219-pound tailback.
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.
Despite out-gaining Arizona 504 to 375 in total offense, Washington (6-5, 2-5) lost on a game-winning field goal by Casey Skowron as time expired. The loss was the Huskies third straight and moved the team to 0-5 against ranked opponents in 2014.
A healthier Huskies offense will look to take advantage of a Colorado defensive unit yielding 5.6 yards per carry to its opponents. To do so, they will have to be more efficient and explosive in the passing game than they were in their last two losses.
By Anthony Dion The surprise came just over a year ago. Riding a two-game losing streak after consecutive games against Pac-12 North rivals Stanford and Oregon, each ranked in the top 10, the Huskies traveled […]
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