The Washington Huskies allowed more than 300 rushing yards in a 53-24 loss to the Arizona State Sun Devils.
The Washington Huskies’ defense has one shortcoming, and improvement in that department may be the difference Saturday in Tempe.
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.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins wants everyone to stop worrying about his numbers halfway through his junior season at Washington.
Washington didn’t get it done. The Huskies starting QB Keith Price didn’t get it done. The Washington defense didn’t get it done. The coaching staff was also found wanting. All across the board, Washington was inferior to the Ducks (6-0) on October 12th.
Marcus Mariota threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns, added another 88 yards and one TD rushing, and the second-ranked Ducks won their 10th straight over their rivals to the north with a 45-24 victory over No. 16 Washington on Saturday.
No. 16 Washington (4-1, 1-1) will be looking to put the heartbreaking loss at No. 5 Stanford behind them as they host the second-ranked Ducks, a team that hasn’t lost on the road since falling 51-42 to Stanford in 2009, a span of 18 games.
The Washington Huskies may have to play the perfect game to win Saturday.
Second-ranked Oregon and No. 16 Washington meet on Saturday at Husky Stadium in what could arguably be called the most acrimonious cross-border rivalry in the Pac-12.
The call was heartbreaking, especially after the fight the team showed for 58 minutes to give itself an opportunity to win.