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.
It’s Week 12 of the college football season and perhaps the matchup of the year takes place in the SEC.
Washington (6-4, 2-4) readies for trip to Tucson where it will face 14th-ranked Arizona (7-2, 4-2) having lost three its last four games. The offense will be without Shaq Thompson, moved back to linebacker, and its most dynamic play-maker, John Ross, moved permanently to defense.
The inexperience in the secondary, coupled with a banged-up offensive line and an ineffective passing game contributed to a lopsided 44-30 loss Saturday evening at Husky Stadium.
Washington (6-4, 2-4 Pac-12) started three freshmen and a sophomore in their suddenly depleted secondary
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Shaq Thompson is expected to play heavily on both sides of the ball for the first time all season Saturday. The junior linebacker had 215 all-purpose yards in Washington’s win over Colorado last week.
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.
As a head coach, Chris Petersen has never lost three straight games
The last thing the slumping Huskies needed was a stormy night and swirling wind making it even more difficult to find a spark against No. 14 Arizona State