Favored by almost 4 touchdowns vs. Oregon State, many thought that the No. 6 Washington Huskies would make quick work of the Beavers on Saturday. After all, Oregon State has been outscored 190-99 on the year and its lone win on the season was a 35-32 squeaker against FCS Portland State.
However, the Huskies have looked out of sorts so far in the game, with a number of dropped passes stalling drives, costly penalties that took points off the board, a missed field-goal attempt and 3 sacks allowed.
Washington led 7-0 at halftime, and fans and media alike sounded off in frustration.
Since UW’s first-quarter TD, the Beavers and Huskies have traded punts 5 times. https://t.co/g6AAUBB1S6
— Seattle Times Sports (@SeaTimesSports) October 1, 2017
Why is UW running this side to side passing crap against Oregon State? This isn’t Alabama. #uwvsosu
— Dave Baker (@davebaker) October 1, 2017
Only thing worse that the playcalling by the Huskies is the #pac12network play by play guy #uwvsosu .@Softykjr
— Benner (@Benner7) October 1, 2017
Came home for lunch to catch some of the #UWvsOSU game and I’m kind of disappointed UW is only up by a touchdown
— Alexis Mansanarez (@almansanarez) October 1, 2017
Huskies looking awful today. Better watch out, the Beavs might bite! #PurpleReign #GoDawgs
— Jess Martin (@jessmartin911) October 1, 2017
The Beavers holding their own in Corvallis…and the #huskies have a kicking problem. 7-0 2nd qtr. @komonews
— MIKE FERRERI (@MikeKOMOsports) October 1, 2017
This Huskies kicker is trash
— DJack (@DJack2009) October 1, 2017
The Huskies did have an impressive 98-yard drive that was capped by an 11-yard Jake Browning TD run, but the Dawgs looked pretty toothless for much of the first half.
Chris Petersen is considered a master tactician, so expect Washington to come out with more fire after the break.
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