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MMQB: Oregon Ducks at UW Huskies: Love em & Hate em

Dawgs can’t ruffle Ducks feathers

The Washington Huskies football team faced their 3rd ranked opponent of the season in the Oregon Ducks, with all three being ranked in the top top 10. Like usual, the Dawgs hung in there until the second half until things fell apart.

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Here are the things I loved and hated from Saturday’s Ducks vs Huskies game.

Love Em

1. Chris Polk

Polk only rushed for 80 yards in the game, but brought his total offense yardage to over 100 with his 31 yards receiving. Each week he develops new talents for the Huskies and shows them even more things he has to offer. This week, he earned every yard he gained, constantly getting hit at the line of scrimmage and gaining positive yardage with his bruising running style.

2. Nick Montana

Redshirt freshman

QB Montana hasn’t had much action this season having to back up Keith Price. When he has seen action, he has played like a rookie…until this game. He got 1 attempt in the game and made the best of it, throwing a beautiful touch bomb pass down the right sideline to WR Kasen Williams.

He is finally settling down and if this is what Husky nation has to look forward to post-Price, then color me excited.

3. Kasen Williams

Freshman WR Williams had the best game of his Husky career thus far. He had 6 catches for 80 yards and a very impressive touchdown catch. He is starting to look like he’ll belong besides the best playing on Sunday’s in the NFL.

Williams was by far the best receiver in the game and had several impressive plays for the Huskies.

Say farewell: Out with the old, in with the new

Hate Em

1. Husky O-Line

The Huskies offensive line has been very shaky all season. Considering Oregon is fast on both sides of the ball, it’s hard to criticize about anyone, but giving up 6 sacks on Keith Price and 12 tackles for loss is atrocious no matter who you’re playing.

This number doesn’t even add in the hurries on Price, either.

2. Rubber hands

The Huskies wide receivers had brick hands, rubber hands, butterfingers…whatever your term for it is. Point blank, they couldn’t catch a ball to save their lives.

(With the exception to Williams) Several drops plagued the Huskies including 2 that were easy touchdowns.

3. Saying goodbye

This was the last home game in Husky Stadium as they are about to upgrade it with renovations. Although they renovated the palace in the past, they didn’t mess with it’s structural history.

Husky Stadium as we know it is gone and a newer, shinier Husky Stadium will be available in a year and a half.

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