Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Huskies are Dominating the Pac-12

On November 14th, 2015, the University of Washington Huskies lost to the Arizona State Sun Devils in a game in Tempe, Arizona.

That was the last game the Huskies lost. They have now, as of last night, won nine games in a row.

This season, except for the close Arizona game (their first away game and first conference game), they have scored 40 or more points on every opponent.

And they are 6-0 this season (3-0 in conference) with the best record in the Pac-12.

Finally, after last night's game, I don't know if there's a team in the Pac-12 that can defeat them. They may go 12-0.

What happened last night? The Huskies, #5 in the AP poll, decimated the hated and un-ranked University of Oregon Ducks by a score of 70-21.

This was supposed to be a tough test for the Huskies. They have lost before this game 12 in a row against the Ducks. They were playing in front of a very motivated crowd at Oregon's Autzen Stadium.

But the Huskies dominated from the beginning, staring with an intercept on the first play for scrimmage in the game. Toward the end of the game (as has been happening a lot with the Huskies), the starters were pulled out and the second string players went in. Even then, the Huskies scored a touchdown and stopped a Duck goal line stand to keep them from scoring late in the 4th quarter.

It was an amazing game to watch. And it was wonderful to finally beat the damn Ducks.

The Huskies are currently ranked #5 in the AP poll. It's going to be tough for them to go much higher as the 1-4 teams are also very good. We'll have to see. Unfortunately, the poll has been delayed until Monday due to hurricane Matthew.

Also around the Pac-12, Washington State beat #15 Stanford 42-16. It will be interesting to see if Stanford drops out of the AP top 25 poll.

USC beat #21 Coloradeo. That probably will drop Colorado out of the top 25.

Number 24 Utah beat Arizona. That may move them up a bit.

And Oregon State, the doormat of the Pac-12, beat California in a high-scoring squeaker.

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