Happy Monday Dawg fans, and welcome to today’s Dots.
The Husky defense and Peyton Henry kept Stanford in check on Saturday night, well enough for the offense to make a scintillating final drive for the winning touchdown. Maybe Stanford isn’t the same power they’ve been under David Shaw, but Chris Petersen never carved out an away win over the Tree. Wherever the season goes from here, there’s cause to consider this a special victory.
While the passing game continued to be inconsistent, the defense gave a strong performance. And if not for a questionable 4th down penalty, UW may well have held Stanford (the only team to beat Oregon this year), without a touchdown.
- Christian Caple - have we mentioned he has a new podcast with Danny O’Neil? - Caple has his ever-erudite day-after 21(!) -point analysis, with “Give Henry credit: None of his four field goals was particularly challenging, with the longest coming from 37 yards, but he calmly nailed every one of them... if [he] hadn’t done that, we’d be talking about an entirely different game.” 100%.
- Pretty sure someone here at UWDP was predicting a defensive player would step up on Saturday night. Just sayin’:
- Mike Vorel talks about the young players who are the future of the program.
- And here is a fun Carson Bruener article from last week that now reads like a time capsule. From Bruener’s high school coach Lance DeLay, “When he was a sophomore and a junior (at Redmond), there were other high schools and private schools that wanted him bad. Bad. [But he] refused to do that. From day one, he was loyal to Redmond and did everything he could to change the culture, change the environment.”
- Dan Raley of Husky Maven has a rundown on injuries, and who didn’t play or suit up in Palo Alto.
How efficient has Washington's pass defense been this season? The Huskies lead the Pac-12 in yards per play allowed despite ranking 10th in yards per rush allowed. Nationally, they trail only Georgia in yards per pass attempt allowed.— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) October 31, 2021
The Dawgs take care of business with a 3-1 victory at Oregon— Washington Women's Soccer (@UW_WSoccer) October 31, 2021
⁃ @karlee_stueckle has two assists on the day
- @liv_sekany records eight saves
- @jessika_cowart @kylaferry & @Summer10Yates all score for UW
Recap >> https://t.co/hRTosxnTVv#GoHuskies pic.twitter.com/6a0uof5Ens
The Washington/ Oregon rivalry game this week will have high stakes.— WestCoastCFB (@WestCoastCFB) October 31, 2021
- The winner will have at least a share of 1st place in the PAC-12 North
- Ducks need a win to keep their CFP hopes alive
Fans of the Ducks and the Dawgs call it "Hate Week."— SportsPac12 (@SportsPac12) October 31, 2021
And they know why.
But to help the rest of the Conference understand, tell us why the Washington-Oregon rivalry makes your blood boil and your manners go out the window...
Go Dawgs!! Beat Oregon!