The last time these two met, Washington pummeled Syracuse, 42-12, at the Carrier Dome in 2007’s opener. Locker rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns and completed 14-of-19 passes for 142 yards in his first start for the Huskies.
This time Syracuse travels to Husky Stadium and judging by the pregame chatter they plan to come out and hit Jake Locker in the mouth early and often. The game starts at 4:00 PM and we will find out which program has made the most progress over the last three years.
This game looks like it could be closer than most expect but if Washington tosses off its special team woes and give its high powered offense enough room to operate in they could put a lot of points on the scoreboard.