Washington Huskies (2-1 overall 0-1 Pac-12) head coach Chris Petersen is expecting a close and competitive game on Saturday (12:30pm PST) when the Huskies travel to Provo, Utah to take on the BYU Cougars (2-1). After a season opening loss at Utah the Cougars are on a two game winning streak after winning at Tennessee( 29-26) and dispatching the USC Trojans 30-27 last Saturday at home. Here is what the coach had to say during his weekly press conference with the media.
HUSKY PASS RUSH
The Huskies starting defensive line of Levi onwuzurike Josiah Bronson and Benning Potoa’e has been inconsistent when getting to the quarterback. Potoa’a was named Pac 12 defensive lineman for his effort against Eastern where he recorded 4 tackles, 3 tackles for loss yardage and 2 sacks. The fame was short lived as he recorded 3 stops against Cal and just 2 against Hawai’i. Bronson has recorded the other sack from this group.
MULTIPLE RUNNING BACKS
Husky running backs Salvon Ahmed (8-83), Sean McGrew (8-63) and Richard Newton ( 8-29) all saw significant time with Newton scoring three touchdown and McGrew one. Each of the three backs brings his own unique style to the Husky offense making it difficult to focus on just one back according to Petersen.
Petersen believes his team has shown the steady improvement needed to have a successful season.