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Huskies-Georgia State gameday box, players to watch

As always, here is the gameday box and list of players to watch for each team before Washington's 3 p.m. game against Georgia State at Husky Stadium. As you can see in the photograph above, it's another pretty ideal weather day on Montlake.

HUSKIES GAMEDAY

Georgia State (1-2) at WASHINGTON (3-0)

3 p.m. PT, Husky Stadium

TV: Pac-12 Networks. Radio: 1000-AM, 97.7 FM.

The series: This is the first meeting between the teams.

What to watch: Washington should have an edge in talent, athleticism and team speed in all three phases, so it will be truly surprising if Georgia State plays a competitive game. The Huskies are trying to polish their weak spots and stay healthy heading into next week’s Pac-12 opener against Stanford, so if this game gets out of hand early – and it should – expect UW’s backups to get a lot of playing time while the starters rest. … GSU does have a pretty solid quarterback, Nick Arbuckle, and if he plays well, the Panthers might be able to move the ball some against the Huskies’ inexperienced secondary. … UW should regain the services of junior cornerback Marcus Peters, who was suspended for last week’s game against Illinois but returned to practice this week and is expected to play. … Danny Shelton and Hau’oli Kikaha have combined for 11 sacks through the Huskies’ first three games, and against an overmatched GSU offensive line, that number could increase.

The pick: Washington, 56-10.

Prime numbers

WASHINGTON

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year

21 Marcus Peters CB 6-0 190 R-Jr.

Will he maintain his edge after his temper got the better of him two weeks ago?

87 Dante Pettis WR 6-0 177 Fr.

Had a couple of solid punt returns last week, and looks to be carving a niche at that position.

2 Kasen Williams WR 6-3 217 Sr.

Only three catches through Huskies’ first three games. Look for UW to involve him more.

1 John Ross WR 5-11 179 So.

Four touchdowns in nine touches on plays from scrimmage this season.

GEORGIA STATE

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year

8 Joel Ruiz TE 6-4 240 R-Jr.

Productive player has 15 catches for 223 yards and three TDs in three games.

25 Kyler Neal RB 5-11 218 So.

With RB Krysten Hammon not making the trip, Neal will be primary ballcarrier.

6 Joseph Peterson LB 6-0 225 Jr.

GSU’s leading tackler with 39, and has one of two Panthers interceptions this season.

46 Jarrell Robinson LB 6-2 215 R-Sr.

Has Panthers’ only two sacks this season.

Christian Caple can be reached at christian.caple@thenewstribune.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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