UW Ready For Top 25
After a much needed bye week, the Washington Huskies are back at home, ready to welcome the other new guy, Colorado, to Husky Stadium and to the Pac-12. The Huskies already spoiled Utah’s first home Pac-12 game earlier this season and hope to start off 2-0 against the newcomers to the conference. Kickoff is at 12:30.
Colorado has not been very good at all this season, to say the least. Optimistically, this should be a tune-up game for the Huskies. Realistically, they can’t afford to look past any opponent as a conference game is always a toss up. One win can determine whether you make the conference championship or even just make a bowl game.
Husky QB Keith Price looks to continue his dominance, as he comes into the game still second in the nation in passing touchdowns with 17, behind Baylor’s Robert Griffin III. He has his eyes set on a lot of UW records and is on pace to break quite a few. His 17 touchdowns are good for 7th on the Washington all-time single season list. He is also on pace to break Brock Huard’s passing efficiency record. If the offensive line can give him the time like they have recently, Price should be able to do his thing and keep climbing the charts.
Running back Chris Polk should have a good game as well as he has been on a steady roll all season long. Only once this season has he rushed for under 100 yards. He now has 15 total 100-yard rush games for the Huskies, tying him for second all-time behind Napoleon Kaufman’s 17. He is second in all-time rushing yards at Washington with 3,172. With him catching more passes now, too, his total offensive yardage should be quite a display.
The receiving corps has been going back and forth at who would dominate the receiving game, as Wide receivers Jermaine Kearse, Devin Aguilar, Kasen Williams and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins have all come up with big yardage games and numerous touchdowns.
The Husky defense has been formidable as of late, and with each week, steadying itself with clutch plays. They are currently second in the Pac-12 and 15th in the nation in turnover ratio at +5. If they continue to get the turnovers and make the big 3rd down stops they’ve come up with recently, it should make the game a much easier one for both offense and defense.
So far this season, the Huskies have scored more than 30 points in every game. Washington has also won 7 of their last 8 games played, stretching into the end of last season.
If they can continue that this week, look for them to pull that welcome mat from under Colorado’s feet.