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Quick look back at BYU and ahead to Oklahoma

LAST WEEK

Washington fell to 0-2 with a 28-27 loss to Brigham Young, who on Sunday slipped three spots to No. 18. The Huskies seemed about to tie the game after a Jake Locker touchdown run with two seconds left. But Locker received a 15-yard penalty for celebrating, and Ryan Perkins' 35-yard PAT try was blocked.

SOMETHING TO BUILD ON

The Huskies offense was more productive than it was in the opener at Oregon. True freshman tailback David Freeman added spark to the running game. Receiver D'Andre Goodwin and tight end Kavario Middleton built on strong opening performances. Locker and the Huskies went 76 yards on that final do-or-die drive.

SOMETHING TO WORK ON

The young defense continues to have trouble stopping either the run or the pass. Even a 35-yard point-after-touchdown kick should be a relatively routine matter. TB Chris Polk and the freshmen wide outs haven't made much impact yet. And, oh yes, try to hide any traces of enthusiasm or joy; the NCAA doesn't like it.

PERSONNEL ISSUES

Safety Darin Harris suffered a concussion and is doubtful for this weekend. So is Polk, due to a dislocated shoulder. Tight end Michael Gottlieb (hamstring), who practiced last week, did not play. Also, true freshman Johri Fogerson, who switched to safety last week, did not make his college debut.

THE WEEK AHEAD

Too much celebrating seems low on UW's list of concerns this week as No. 3 Oklahoma visits Husky Stadium. The Sooners are 2-0 and have outscored their opponents 109-28. If the Huskies are unable to pull a major upset, it sets up a very long bye week while waiting to return to action Sept. 27 vs. Stanford.

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