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Understatement? UW Huskies kept the Colorado Buffaloes in check

Statement Game = 38-3

University of Washington beat up on University of Colorado in Boulder on Saturday.

Against pretty weak competition, the Huskies nevertheless didn’t let up the intensity.

Love ‘Em

Spreading The Love Around

There have been times this year when the Huskies have leaned too heavily on just Kasen Williams and Austin Seferian-Jenkins as receiving threats.

That wasn’t the case Saturday, as Keith Price threw five touchdown passes to as many receivers.

The Dawgs have struggled this year with a largely youthful and inexperienced receiving corps.

Aside from ASJ and Kasen, Chris Bruns, Jaydon Mickens, and Kendyl Taylor all hauled in touchdown passes.

Bruns is a senior, but it’s a good sign to see freshmen Mickens and Taylor beginning to develop as players.

ASJ

Sportswriters across the nation better be prepared to know how to spell Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

ASJ only had three catches for 22 yards and one touchdown Saturday, but has had a monster season for the Huskies and has been basically unguardable.

Just ask the rest of the Pac-12.

Someone other than a Huskie fans has noticed, as Seferian-Jenkins has been named a finalist for the 2012 Mackey Award, given to the best tight end in the country.

In my completely biased opinion, Austin Seferian-Jenkins is the best tight end in the nation, but Stanford’s Zach Ertz and Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert are the other finalists.

Given that both of the other finalists are seniors playing on much more high-profile teams, ASJ being named a finalist as a sophomore on unranked Washington is a testament to how good he is (Washington is ranked 25th in the BCS poll, but unranked in the AP and coaches polls).

Keith Price

Keith Price had his second amazing game in a row for the Dawgs. (Photo: Wild West Sports)

Being 4-0

In the last four games. It’s a nice feeling.

After three straight losses, in one of the most brutal three games stretches any team in the nation faced, the Huskies rallied to win four straight.

This team has improved strongly over the course of the season, and didn’t fall bait to any potential trap games.

Hate ‘Em

Penalties

I didn’t actually check, but am assuming the Huskies committed the usual large amount of boneheaded penalties for way too many yards. Hold on, let me check.

Eight penalties for 89 yards. Who could’ve predicted that?

This just isn’t okay to be making this many mental mistakes every game. We can’t play stupid. Who are we, WSU?

Soft Schedule

The Huskies went 4-0 in the last four games with two wins on the road.

But  Colorado has allowed at least 38 points in 7 straight games. That is one shy of the FBS record for a single season set by Temple in 1994.

Translation: They suck.

This was a game the Huskies were supposed to win by a lot, and did, but Washington can’t get cocky just because they’ve beaten up on the Pac-12 basement the past few games.

That’s all the hate: it was a pretty dominant win Saturday, but the Apple Cup against Washington State University is looming.

It’s not about whether or not we win or lose, because we absolutely cannot lose to WSU.

It’s up to the Huskies to finish the regular season strong before we go bowling.

Bow Down.

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