This past Sunday marks the last weekend until December (hopefully) that the Washington Huskies did not have a game. As we’ve awaited the return of the Dawgs, players from the past have been plenty busy throughout the NFL season.
Last weekend, Seattle Seahawk/UW fans went through a wave of emotion watching Arizona’s Budda Baker intercept Russell Wilson in the red-zone and return it 90 yards before being brought down. This weekend, UW fans watched in awe but horror as Los Angeles Ram Taylor Rapp collided with Miami Dolphin Myles Gaskin and forced him to fumble the ball. In that game, Rapp had 4 tackles, forced a fumble while also breaking up a pass (also against Gaskin). LA’s Greg Gaines pitched into the efforts to stop Miami as he recorded two tackles.
Former Husky Taylor Rapp forces a fumble against the Dolphins— WestCoastCFB (@WestCoastCFB) November 1, 2020
Meanwhile, Gaskin had 18 carries for 47 yards and a score to go along with 3 receptions for 16 yards and his squad came away with a 28-17 victory.
The biggest performance from a former Husky came from the speedy wide receiver Marvin Hall who had a breakout game for the Detroit Lions. The former member of the “Legion of Zoom” caught four passes for 113 yards (career-high). Danny Shelton also did his part as he pitched in five tackles, one being a sack. Despite their efforts, the Indianapolis Colts walked all over the Lions 41-21.
Another former member of the L.O.Z was busy as well, Jaydon Mickens and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on the New York Giants on Monday night football. Mickens caught five passes for 36 yards and helped the Bucs’ survive the Giants upset bid, TB won 25-23.
Solid performance from Jaydon Mickens out of @UW_Football who totaled 115 all purpose yards on MNF during the Buccaneers 25-23 win over the Giants— WestCoastCFB (@WestCoastCFB) November 3, 2020
In Carolina, Shaq Thompson recorded 6 tackles and broke a pass but the Panthers fell 25-17 to the Atlanta Falcons, meanwhile in Cleveland, Las Vegas Raider Cory Littleton came away with five tackles and a 16-6 victory over the Browns.
The Seattle Seahawks beat San Francisco 37-27 and in that game, Will Dissly had one catch for 17 yards. Lastly, Marcus Peters continues to be special for the Baltimore Ravens. The scrappy cornerback had 5 tackles, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble, and broke up a pass but in the end, his team fell to the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers 28-24.
Former UW CB Marcus Peters forces & recovers a fumble for the Baltimore Ravens— WestCoastCFB (@WestCoastCFB) November 1, 2020