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Huskies Dominate Buffs 59-7: Instant Reactions

Otto Greule Jr

Washington's offense faced long fields all day long from the opening kickoff and continually marched down the field for scores in blowing out the Colorado Buffaloes 59-7.

The only blemish of the first half was a 53-yard bomb to Paul Richardson. Kevin King, making his first career start, didn't get to the middle of the field in time to cover Richardson running to the seam from the right outside receiver spot.

Travis Coons did not punt for the entirety of the first half (and as it turns out, the entire game). Washington was able to move the ball seemingly at will. Meanwhile, Colorado had the one long pass, a missed long field goal, and punts. 31-7 at the half.

Colorado started with the ball for the first drive of the second half. Tre Watson ended the first drive of the second half with the ball in his hands. In the end zone. The next drive had Sean Parker intercepting a Sefo Liufau pass and reversing the field to celebrate with his friends.

I am writing this as the game goes along, and there is currently a streak of three consecutive possessions ending in a turnover for Colorado. Two of those have ended up as defensive touchdowns.

Colorado has been driving now on the UW backups. Tackles have been made by Jamaal Kearse, Travell Dixon and Marcus Farria on this drive.

I stopped paying close attention after the first quarter, because blowout and drunk friends. Here are some short Dots:

  • Keith Price looked more mobile than he has since the Alamo Bowl versus Baylor. He extended plays with his feet, and when needed he would truck defenders on his way to the end zone. His final line: 22/29, 312 yards, 2 TDs.
  • I am excited to see the zone read next season with Cyler Miles. Now, the passing game will not be the same without the fifth-year senior leading the charge, but the feet of Miles will be a major asset in the run game. Jeff Lindquist had an amazing start to his UW career (EDIT: he played against Idaho St.) with a fumbled snap. He also almost fumbled a snap on a kneeldown.
  • Deontae Cooper is an inspiration to anyone. That cannot be understated. He saw the field, and I smiled wide.
  • The gameplan was this: WR screen, Bishop Sankey, Bishop Sankey, Austin Sefarian-Jenkins and deep throw. That was about it, and it worked against an overmatched Colorado squad.
  • Dot from Landon: Zero pass attempts in the second half. When was the last time that happened?

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