Quick Impressions from Huskies 35 to 31 loss to Ducks.

The much anticipated defensive battle between the  Washington Huskies and the  Oregon Ducks never materialized Saturday afternoon at Husky Stadium when the two Pac-12 North Division  foes met for  the 112th time. What materialized on a rainy  Saturday at Husky stadium was an old fashioned  offensive shoot out reminiscent of an old Pac-8 conference game. In all fairness the Oregon defense made an appearance in the fourth to propel the Ducks to  the 35-31 win and spoil the Huskies Homecoming festivities.

JACOB EASON AND JUSTIN HERBERT ARE FOR REAL

Both gunslingers came to play and the result was a  wild west showdown between two of the best quarterbacks in the country. The gifted marksmen showed their skills  spraying the ball up and down Husky Stadium.  Herbert was 24 of  38 for 280 yards  and four touchdowns with a passer rating of 159.8. Eason was 23-of 30 for 289 yards and three touchdowns with a passer rating of 190.6.Neither quarterback  had an interception and showed complete control of their offensives checking down and throwing the ball away when faced with the blitz.

THE RUN GAME IS KING

Yes the quarterbacks play was stellar and a direct result of that was the ability of both teams to run the game. The Run Pass Options worked early and all the way up to the third quarter for the Huskies. The Huskies had 53 rushing yards in the third quarter for a cumulative total of 120 after three quarters. The Ducks had 76 rushing yards in the third quarter outscoring the Huskies 14-10 to narrow the deficit to 28-31. The Ducks scored the lone touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Oregon defense stymied the Husky run game allowing just five rushing yards in the quarter. The Ducks 32 rushing yards in the fourth quarter was the razor thin advantage the Ducks needed to pull off the victory and defeat the Huskies for the second straight year.

INJURIES TOOK THEIR TOLL

The Huskies were without Sean McGrew the teams second leading rushed.  While Salvon Ahmed showed he can carry the load when called upon with a game-high 140 rushing yards McGrew’s off tackle slashing running style would  have complemented Ahmed and given the Duck defense something else to account for in the Husky run game . Aaron Fuller played in the first quarter but  never returned. Also missing from the Huskies offensive backfield was Richard Newton who suffered a foot injury in the loss to Stanford.

GAME NOTES

Washington Post-Game Notes
Husky Stadium – 47 degrees, light rain, no rain.
Oct. 19, 2019
• The captains for today’s game were: Myles Bryant, Jacob Eason, Nick Harris and Elijah Molden.
• Oregon’s touchdown in the opening quarter was the first allowed by the Huskies in the first quarter this
season. UW is outscoring opponents 97-13 in the first quarter.
• Hunter Bryant became the sixth Husky tight end to surpass the 1,000-yard receiving mark in his career. He
now has 1,021 yards in his career and joins the likes of: 1. Austin Seferian-Jenkins (1,838), 2. Dave Williams
(1,133), 3. Jerramy Stevens (1,113), 4. Mark Bruener (1,102) and 5. John Brady (1,040).
• Bryant also moved up to seventh all-time in UW history for reception by a tight end. He now has 63 for his
career.
• Salvon Ahmed eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the third time this season. His 140 rushing yards were the
second most of his Husky career and the 10th highest total by a UW player against Oregon.
• Ahmed rushed for his team-high seventh TD of the season – four of which have been in the last two weeks –
and he has now scored in five out of seven games he has played.
• Jordan Chin’s 48-yard touchdown reception was a career long and it was the first time the junior has found
the endzone.
• Terrell Bynum set a new career high for receptions (6) and yards (43). His previous highs were 2 receptions
for 32 yards on Aug. 31 vs. Eastern Washington.
• Cameron Davis became the 12th UW freshman and 22nd player to make their collegiate debut in 2019 when he
entered the game for first time in the second quarter.
• Peyton Henry improved to 15-for-15 in field goals this season. He has the most makes nationally among
kickers that are perfect this season.
• Marquis Spiker’s 20-yard reception in the fourth quarter was the first catch of his UW career.
• The 11 tackles recorded by Brandon Wellington were the most in the senior’s career and were the most by a
Husky in 2019.
• The 31 points the Huskies scored against the Ducks were more than the last five games combined scored against Oregon (25). Conversely, the 35-points Oregon scored were the most by a UW opponent since Nov. 8, 2014
when UCLA beat UW, 44-30.

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