Based on what you have seen from Washington this season, how might UCLA keep this game close?
Washington has lost three games in the past two years: USC at home last year, Alabama in the College Football Playoff and Arizona State two weeks ago. Jake Browning was sacked 13 times in those games (4.33 sacks per loss). In the team’s 18 wins during that span the Huskies have given up only 24 sacks (1.33 per win). It seems like an effective pass rush that creates chaos in backfield is a key to stopping the Huskies. UCLA has struggled with getting sacks this year and are dealing with defensive line injuries, but is coming off a four-sack game last weekend. So it does have a little bit of confidence.
Of note: The Huskies are without starting left tackle Trey Adams, who suffered a season-ending knee injury against Arizona. He was a first-team All-Pac-12 player last year and a second-team All-American. That’s a big loss. Continue reading “Weekly Q&A: Washington answers” »