Happy Monday Dawg fans, and welcome to today’s Dots.
It’s halfway through the season for the Washington football Huskies, no longer a point where you could say, “Okay, but it’s only been two games...”
Is this team who we thought they were?
- Along with his post-game takeaways, Christian Caple has his 15 day-after thoughts, which include these Pac-12 rankings: “Halfway through the season, UW ranks ninth in the Pac-12 in scoring (23.5 points per game), 10th in yards per play (5.2), 11th in yards per rush (3.4), 10th in passing efficiency, 11th in plays of 10 or more yards and 11th in turnover margin... They rank ninth in the Pac-12 with 4.5 tackles for loss per game despite defending more rushes per game (40.0) than all but two conference teams...[and] opponents are averaging 4.78 yards per rush, which also ranks 11th.”
- Mike Vorel’s headline from Sunday: “Changes must be made at Washington. Will they start with the quarterback?”
- Dan Raley from Husky Maven: “6 Things We Know About the Huskies After a Half-Dozen Games”
- Nick Lombroia from The Daily: “Rushing attack problematic again in Washington’s loss to UCLA”
- Read Nicole Auerbach’s (The Athletic) “ ‘Everybody leaves as soon as they’re not The Guy’: College QB depth is proving more elusive, more rewarding than ever”
Here's a not-so-fun fact:— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) October 17, 2021
UW ranks 109th nationally in both yards per carry (3.43) and opponent yards per carry (4.78). Impressive symmetry.
PFF credited UW with seven total pressures last night. Zion Tupuola-Fetui had four of them. He played 10 snaps. Different look with him out there.— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) October 17, 2021
Kudos to Nick Rolovich keeping his Cougs believing & winning three-in-a-row in conference— Brock Huard (@BrockHuard) October 17, 2021
UW falls to 2-4…I just do not understand what the Huskies are doing defensively. Another 237 rush yards allowed & continuing to play as if they have dominant defenders in their front.