Chris Petersen’s message to the offense, defense , and special teams was delivered and not doubt heard loud and clear. Last weeks stinging loss to the California Golden Bears stayed in the back of the Huskies minds all week
The Washington Huskies offense scored on six of its seven offensive drives in the first half. The Huskies lone offensive transgression in the first half was a punt on its fourth drive of the game. Hawai’i showed that it’s offense was as good as advertised when it reeled off 20 unanswered points but any thoughts of a comeback by the Rainbows were quickly vanquished when the Huskies regained their senses and scored 14 points in the fourth quarter.
HUSKIES CAN CAUSE TURNOVERS
The turnovers that the Husky defenders talked about causing all week came to fruition on Saturday night. The Husky defense caused three interceptions and the Husky offense cashed in scoring 21 points off the turnovers. Myles Bryant had two interceptions and true freshman Cameron Williams had the other.
HAWAI’I OFFENSE IS HARD TO COMPLETELY SHUT OUT
The Rainbows showed how difficult it is to completely shut down its offense when it scored three consecutive touchdowns after finding itself in a 38-0 deficit after a 23 yard field goal by Peyton Henry. Hawai’i’s 20 point run started with a late touchdown in the first half and two consecutive touchdowns to begin the third quarter. The Rainbows two point try after the second third quarter failed and woke up a Husky offense that had two possession in the third quarter.
HUSKY HAVE YOU GUNS AND ARE NOT TO PLAY THEM
Petersen was able to play two of his youngest players and the youngsters did not disappoint. True freshman Wide receiver Puka Nacua and Williams showed they are ready for prime time. Nauca’s first catch as a Husky was a 28 yard touchdown pass from Jacob Eason and Williams had an interception in this first game.