” We finally got some momentum but we need to fix some things quickly” Huskies Chris Petersen on win over Arizona

Washington Husky head football coach Chris Petersen was cautiously optimistic during his weekly press conference monday afternoon at Husky Stadium. The optimism was expected after the Huskies 51-27 win over the Arizona Wildcats Saturday night in Tucson. The guardedness was due to Saturdays homecoming game against the Oregon Ducks.

MJ TAFISI IMPROVING

Chris Petersen on health status of MJ Tafisi who was carted off in stretcher during Arizona game
Chris Petersen on the play of true freshman Asa Turner starting against Arizona. Turner has played in all of the Huskies first five games

Matteo Mele started at center for the injured Nick Harris . The redshirt freshman had a solid game according to Petersen.

True freshman Puka Nacua led the Husky wide receivers with three catches for 97 yards in the game at Arizona. Nacua has played in all of the Huskies game.

Although he did not play in the Arizona game, Petersen made it clear that true freshman Cameron Williams will get back on the field in upcoming games. Williams has started in three of the Huskies five games

On Saturday the Huskies will face an Oregon defense that is ranked third in the nation when it comes to scoring defense (8.7). Nine different players have recorded an interception which is the most in the country. A different Oregon player has led the team in tackle each game.

Husky quarterback Jacob Eason gave a halftime speech during the Arizona game which sparked a 38 point second half explosion by the Husky offense.

Petersen on the difference between leadership and performance

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