The No. 4 ranked University of Washington Huskies dominated cross-town rival Washington State Cougars 45 to 17 to win the Pac 12 North and earn a berth in Fridays Pac-12 Championship game. The Huskies will face the 9th ranked Colorado Buffaloes.
The University of Washington Campus is full optimism and downright wishful thinking and the proverbial why not us chant. And the reply to all of the magic dust delirium is why not. The 4th ranked Huskies are coming off a fourth consecutive defeat of cross-state rivals Washington State Cougars and the Pac 12 Division title.
The Huskies dominant 45 to 17 win over the Cougars left them one win away from a possible berth in this year’s College Football Playoffs. Before all the what ifs begin, well it maybe be too late, the discussion of who should play who and where began the minute the whistle blew after Saturday night’s match between No. 9 Colorado and Utah. The Buffalos 27 to 22 win over the Utes punched their ticket to Friday Night Pac 12 Championship against the Huskies.
The long and short of it is the Huskies need to beat Colorado in order to be considered for the Playoff discussion. On Monday Huskies coach Chris Petersen talked about Saturday’s win and Friday’s opponent.
The Washington football team (11-1 overall, 8-1 Pac-12) heads to the Pac-12 Championship game to take on Colorado (10-2, 8-1) Friday night at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Both teams are competing in their first title game in the sixth year of the event’s existence. Kickoff is 6:00 p.m. and the game will air on FOX television.
Washington and Colorado have squared off 15 times in their history and the Huskies hold the edge with nine wins, five losses, and one tie. Washington has won six straight games vs. the Buffaloes.