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UW Huskies vs. Oregon Ducks things to love & hate from Saturday

Huskies Lose 52-21

This was ugly. Two steps forward, one step back.

Love ‘Em

Bishop Sankey

In possibly the only highlight of the game for the Huskies, Bishop Sankey proved his strong performance against Stanford was no fluke.

Sankey rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries, no small feat against Oregon’s D.

The Huskies have finally consistently established the running game in back to back performances. Too bad we couldn’t pass the ball Saturday.

Oregons’ Helmets

Let’s be honest, Nike always keeps the Ducks decked out in the freshest threads, and their helmets Saturday were sick.

No man should let a complete disaster of a game for his team interfere with his uniform appreciation.

This section is being cut short, as the best part of Saturday’s game is that it’s over.

Hate ‘Em

Where do I start?

The Ducks were the only one’s celebrating after the game on Saturday (photo Getty Images)

KP17

Keith Price needed to be at his very best for us to have any chance in this game, and he wasn’t.

He had a bad game, completing 19 of 31 passes for 145 yards, no touchdowns, two interceptions, and a fumble to top it all off.

The Price we saw last season needs to find his form again soon. Oregon is a truly elite team defensively, but Price bears some of the credit for Saturday’s loss.

Penalties

This kills me every game.

Eight stupid penalties cost the Huskies 102 yards on the day. We handed the number two team in the country 102 yards.

As their offense showed, they’re plenty capable of getting yards themselves. We’re shooting ourselves in the foot: the high penalty counts seen frequently this season simply cannot continue.

The Defensive Line

Watching footage of the game, the Huskies’s defensive line underperformed Saturday.

Marcus Mariota was able to pick apart our secondary, partly because he had all day to make throws.

Oregon has a great offensive line, but Mariota could’ve finished a crossword puzzle by the end of the game with all the spare time he had.

Not to mention Kenjon Barner and De’Anthony Thomas ran through our line like it wasn’t even there.

Well, there’s no way to sugarcoat it. We got manhandled by a much better team. But that might have been the Huskies toughest game of the year.

Next week, the Dawgs head home to host USC, in what should be a much more competitive matchup.

Only in the Pac-12 can playing the 12th ranked team in the nation be a breath of fresh air.

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