Washington takes on the Arizona Wildcat's tonight at Husky Stadium in a game starting at 7:15 PM PST.
Key to tonights game will be how well Washington does with two new starting safeties in the lineup. Nate Williams will miss the game because of a concussion and Justin Glenn is out for the season with a broken leg. Greg Walker and Victor Aiyewa are scheduled to start in their place with true frosh Nate Fellner and walk-on Tripper Johnson backing them up. Aiyewa and Walker both have previous starting experience.
Another big key is if the Washington defense can stop the Arizona running game. The Wildcats lead the Pac 10 in rushing. Washington needs to take them out of their usual game and somehow gain control of the clock on their end.
If Washington stops or slows down the Arizona running game can they stop QB Nick Foles? Nick had an excellent debut against Oregon State two weeks ago. For the first time all season the Wildcat's offense worked the way it was designed.
Expect to see more of RB Demitrius Bronson tonight. Johri Fogerson has been out all week with the flu. Bronson has only played one play this season and that was against Stanford. What he brings to the squad is more muscle going up the middle in short yardage situations. Nothing against Chris polk but sometimes at the goal line a 215 pound running back can get that extra yard when other can't.
What has held Bronson back so far this fall was a shoulder injury which limited his effectiveness. He also put the ball on the ground way too much for the coaches liking in camp. Those hurdles seem to be behind him and the coaches want to give him a chance to see what he can do going forward.