Washington’s Jake Browning threw for one touchdown and ran for another in a victory over Utah, but his lone interception while trying to avoid a sack is still a topic of conversation. During his press conference on Monday, head coach Chris Petersen both defended and critiqued his quarterback.
Washington’s players and coaches often say that turnovers come in bunches. After forcing just one in the first two games of the season, the Huskies came up with three in their 21-7 victory over Utah on Saturday night.
Wshington Huskies redshirt freshman Cade Otton caught his first touchdown pass against North Dakota last week. The Tumwater product was the Class 2A state player of the year in 2016 as a high school senior.
Washington struggled to get its ground game going in the win over North Dakota. While head coach Chris Petersen said early season rushing problems are predictable, the Huskies need to get on track before Saturday’s Pac-12 opener against Utah.
There were many mistakes made by the Huskies in the season opening loss to Auburn, but the play of left tackle Jared Hilbers and redshirt freshman right guard Jaxson Kirkland offers reason to hope the line is going to be OK even without Trey Adams.
While no true freshman took the field against Auburn in the Huskies’ season opener, there’s a chance some could in Saturday’s game against North Dakota. UW coach Chris Petersen, while keeping his options open, said “every game, it’s different.”