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Damn Strong Football Team
this qb were facing is really good. I think his mobility could give us problems, especially because he can extend plays and throw downfield well. This will be very challenging for our young db's. I bet they will design plays to give their qb more time to get the ball down field. Our DLine is the key in this game. They need get to him early in the game, and contain well. If we shut Price down early then we win big. If he has alot of early success this team will get very dangerous. UW has turned things around the past few years and a signature win on the road against a top 5 team would be huge for their program. Expect for them to pull out all the stops on this game
Gleanings from the internet show Washington's early problems:
Three big injuries - Senior team captain and best corner Truant left game with a hamstring injury, starting RT broke his forearm, and starting RB suffered a knee injury. Looks like two of three are definitely out, but most likely all three. All three positions had concerns with depth (keep in mind their best RB was a senior last year). Backup RT tackle apparently struggled when he got in the game.
They couldn't run the ball - backup had 22 carries for 66 yards, including a 20 yard run. Also had trouble stopping the run - gave up 40 carries for 199 yards (1 back carried 16 times for 77 yards and another carried 9 times for 86 yards). SDSU brought pressure and affected Washington.
14 of their 21 points came off of turnovers, including a fumble recovery TD. Their QB was sacked 3 times on 35 passing attempts. Threw primarily to their #1 receiver (Kasen Williams) and big 6'6 TE (15 of 25 completions - no one else had more than 2 catches)
This is a VERY long road trip for the Huskies. LSU needs to open up a big can of whupazz on this PAC12 opponent. Having a feeling this game could be relevant as we get into November and December. I'm looking for our first 300 yard passing game since 2008 b/c Washington will have to sell out to slow down our running game and I do not believe their secondary can matchup with our receivers.
Should wear them out in the second half even if we sputter out of the gates. Thisneeds to be a September statement game on the national stage - at the national level, more people may be talking about this game than the Auburn game when the dust settles
Good post TexasFence, and thanks for the info on the Huskies team and their last game.
I had a small worry for the UDub game but not anymore. With LSU's penalties, and the Oline and Dline performances last week. I think the players are upset, disappointed, and angry. They didn't have the opportunity to get overconfident after week one and I think the Huskies will pay the price. Had LSU dominated UNT like expected, I think UDub would be in a better spot. But after LSU performance (great for fans, but I think the players are disappointed) and Washington's injuries, I think UDub will have to face the aftermath of LSU's angry players
This post was edited by homeindadome on 9/4/2012 at 12:44 AM
I was looking for more info about our next opponent and found that, so I am not worried.
I agree with your comments. Our Tigers will be hungry!
UW was overlooking San Diego State and thinking about the Tigers, hence the weak performance against an inferior team. They are targeting our Tigers, and this will be like a NC game for them. No problems if we come into the game very prepared and disciplined. If we let them hang around and they get a couple of big plays on us, watch out. I live in Spokane, and Bishop Sankey is from here - he is a good RB, and we cannot afford to overlook him. With that said, this should be a big win for the Tigers!
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