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Midweek Debate: What to make of these non-conference games?

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Playing games you are supposed to win by four touchdowns must have some redeeming quality

Montana v Washington Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

How pumped are you when it’s a Saturday and the Huskies are playing?

For me, it’s somewhere between this:

and this:


I equate all emotions, reactions and classifications in life to Seinfeld moments. If you don’t, then there’s a chance you might be doing it wrong.

The Rutgers game was OK. I was anticipating that one pretty eagerly all day long. It was the first game of the season and we were led to believe Rutgers was going to be better. Whether it was the Huskies making them look improved or that they actually were, the game had some drama. The Husky defense allowed Rutgers to matriculate down the field four yards at a time and take an early lead (#upsetbrewing). The O-Line struggled and Jake Browning was clearly off in the first half. Then the team rallied and put together a nice 3rd quarter and buried an inferior opponent. OK. It’s football season. “Woof” and all that stuff.

But Montana? Nope, not excited at all.

Fresno State? I’m trying to get up for this one, but it’s hard. Really hard.

The schedule is set years in advance. Who knew that Rutgers would be the worst team in the B1G or that Fresno would be coming off a 1-11 season? I’m not blaming anyone for this slate of shit games, but it does beg the question: What are we hoping to see out there?

For this week’s debate, lets dive into that question. Do we want to see sharp execution that we think will carry over to the games that matter? Is it about getting a big lead and providing game experience and a chance for fans to lay eyes on some of these youngsters we have read about? Are you going to go full Chris Petersen and say we need to respect all of our opponents and just focus on the win?

Maybe it’s something totally different. Chime in.


What do you look for in these games against inferior opponents?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Just a win
    (30 votes)
  • 45%
    Fine tune execution
    (306 votes)
  • 47%
    See the backups get extended playing time
    (316 votes)
  • 2%
    (18 votes)
670 votes total Vote Now