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 (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.
After nearly nine months since accepting the head coaching job at the University of Washington, Chris Petersen will make his debut coaching a team other than Boise State for the first time in 13 years. Despite it all, Petersen looks at it like he does any other season opener.
Seniors Sean Parker, Greg Ducre, Will Shamburger, Tre Watson and Taz Stevenson all graduated. Another defensive back who saw significant playing time, freshman Cleveland Wallace, decided to leave the team.
Returning to the practice field for the Washington Huskies, felt better than usual, Friday. The focus for the football team transitions to finishing the season strong, reaching a pedestal that hasn’t been attained in over a decade and sending the senior class off on a positive note.
Cornerback Marcus Peters and his teammates will face their second consecutive major test when they try to corral Washington State’s pass-happy offense on Friday in the Apple Cup. For most of the season, Washington’s secondary was considered one of the top units in the Pac-12, but much of that was based off a strong first five games.
In suffering consecutive losses to top-5 teams over the past two weeks, Washington has struggled to get the offense going early in games. That has led to second half deficits and the team being forced to play catch up.
The call was heartbreaking, especially after the fight the team showed for 58 minutes to give itself an opportunity to win.