The 5th ranked University of WashingtonHuskies went back to work Monday after a bye week in which they dispatched of longtime nemesis Oregon 70-21 in Eugene. Yes, indeed Huskies had their way against the Ducks. It took Washington 12 years to rid its self of the Duck curse. The obvious question facing head coach Chris Petersen and his staff is how do you keep the young Huskies focused amid expectations of a Pac 12 title and a National College Playoff berth.
The Washington football team (6-0 overall, 3-0 Pac-12) plays host to Oregon State (2-4, 1-2) in the Huskies’ homecoming game this Saturday afternoon at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. The game, the UW’s only home game in the month of October, kicks off at 3:30 p.m. PT and airs on Pac-12 Network. The Huskies enter the game riding a nine-game win streak and are ranked No. 5 in both the Associated Press top 25 and the USA Today coaches’ poll. Following the Oregon State game, the Dawgs play back-to-back road games at Utah and California.
- The Huskies’ current nine-game winning streak is tied with Western Michigan
for second-longest in the nation.
- UW leads the nation in completion percentage (.727),team pass
efficiency (208.37), fumble recoveries (12), sacks (4.0 per game), turnover margin (2.17 per game) and are second in fewest interceptions (2) and both fewest turnovers (4) and most takeaways (17).
- Jake Browning, who ranks No. 1 the FBS in pass efficiency (204.9)
entering this week,broke the school record with 6 TD passes at Oregon.
Browning ranks No. 2 in the nation in touchdowns and No. 1 in completion percentage .