Sunday, November 22, 2015
The score doesn't even reflect how lopsided these teams were. The Huskies took out their starting quarterback when the score hit 57 in the third quarter and never threw another pass. They would go for it on fourth downs rather than take a field goal. By the end of the third quarter, it was obvious that both teams just wanted the game to be over.
Quite a contrast to the week before when the Huskies went into halftime with a 17-3 lead to a team they weren't supposed to beat. Then came out after the half and never scored again, ending up losing 17-27. I was so mad I didn't blog about it last week.
Now the Huskies are 5-6 (3-5 in conference) and to be bowl eligible they have to beat the Washington State Cougars in the Apple Cup game this coming Friday. The game is at home for the Huskies, which will help. But the Cougars are having a great year and beat a lot of teams they weren't supposed to beat, including Oregon. They are 8-3 overall and 6-2 in conference. They will be tough to beat next week.
But, here's the thing about the Huskies. They have a true freshman quarterback who is getting better an better. They have a very young team that is getting better and better. They may lose next week but look out next year and the year after. Yes, I've been saying "wait until next year" for 15 years now. But I think this time it'll work.