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Players To Watch: UW vs. Georgia State

Who should you keep an eye on when the Huskies take on the Georgia State Panthers Saturday at 3 p.m.?

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Here are some players to keep your eye on when the Huskies face the Georgia State Panthers on Saturday


Hau'oli Kikaha, Defensive end

Kikaha has continued to play like the player that made him a second team All Pac-12 selection a season ago, recording five sacks and 17 tackles through the first three games. The fifth year senior was named the Lott IMPACT player of the week after recording three sacks and recovering a fumble in the UW's 44-19 victory over Illinois. After the Illinois victory, Kikaha is fifth in the nation and second in the Pac-12 in sacks, trailing only Danny Shelton for the conference lead. Against a Georgia State offense averaging 42 pass attempts per game, Kikaha and the rest of the UW defensive line will have plenty of opportunites to sack Panthers quarterback Nick Arbuckle.

Georgia State

Lynquez Blair, Wide receiver

Blair is second on the team in receiving yards with 212 and leads the team with three touchdowns catches in his first season as a starter. Blair recorded eight catches for 118 yards and a touchdown in a 38-37 win over Abilene Christian and in the Panther's last game, a 48-38 loss to Air Force, Blair caught five passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns. With Marcus Peters returning in the defensive backfield for the Huskies, Blair will have his hands full with one of the Pac-12's best defensive backs, but the Panthers have had their best success in the air, passing for 373.7 yards per game.

Which player do you think will have the best game for the Huskies on Saturday? Which Panther worries you the most? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.