Here’s my UW roundup from today’s paper.
Washington fell to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 35-28 home loss to Stanford. The Huskies are the last major conference team without a victory, and one of only three winless teams in the 119-team NCAA Bowl Subdivision. Coaches and players admit they do not understand why.
SOMETHING TO BUILD ON
Freshman tailback David Freeman continued to run well with 64 yards on seven carries – a 9.1-yard average. Freshman receiver Jermaine Kearse caught six passes for 52 yards. Linebacker Mason Foster and safety Nate Williams provided nine tackles. QB Ronnie Fouch did well when forced into action.
SOMETHING TO WORK ON
The defense actually seems to have regressed from last season. Stanford came into the game averaging 272.5 yards of total offense, and ripped the Huskies for 466. The loss dropped the Huskies to 118th out of 119 teams in total defense and to dead last in pass efficiency defense. UW still hasn’t recorded a sack.
Quarterback Jake Locker is out indefinitely with a broken thumb on his throwing hand. He will see a hand specialist on Monday, but redshirt freshman Fouch will certainly move into the starting role this week. Three other starters also left with injuries of undetermined severity: Freeman (ankle), leading receiver D’Andre Goodwin (ribs), and LB Donald Butler (concussion).
THE WEEK AHEAD
The Huskies hit the road for the first time since August as they visit 3-1 Arizona on on Saturday. The Wildcats have the No. 3 offense in the Pac-10, averaging 42.5 points and 423.5 yards per game. Meanwhile, UW players and coaches must try to tune out increasing calls for coach Tyrone Willingham’s job.
Meanwhile, here is a link to the official Arizona football website.
And another to the Arizona Daily Star sports section.
And one more to the coverage of the Tucson Citizen.