Chris Petersen was resolute Monday morning after watching tape of his teams 33 to 28 loss to the visiting Utah Utes. The loss to the Utes was the third home loss for the Huskies this season. Something rarely seen in Husky Stadium. The result became dramatically calamitous given that all three losses were to California, Oregon and Utah.
“we have to figure out a way to be a better finishing team in the fourth quarter, without question. It’s not want-to. It’s execution, it’s confidence, it’s belief. We’re doing everything in our power in practice to try to recreate some of those situations,” said a determined Petersen. For Petersen and his the task at hand is to instill confidence in the players so they are able to find the resolve to finish the game the say way they started it.
JACOB EASON PERFORMANCE
Quarterback Jacob Eason had arguably his worst day as a college player, throwing two interceptions one returned for a pick six, the other was in the red zone and a fumble completed the turnover trifacta.
LACK OF DEPTH
Along with lack of confidence the Huskies are depleted depth at the linebacker and running back positions due to injuries, graduation and downright bad luck. D.J Beavers looked to be the heir apparent to replace Ben Burr-Kirven last years Pac-12 Defensive Player of the year before his medical retirement last fall. Another fall camp catastrophic injury occurred when Josh Calvert an early enrollee suffered a season ending knee injury . Calvert was a former four-star prospect from Oak Park, California. In addition to the injuries five star prospect Ale Kaho reversed his decision to sign with UW and instead signed with Alabama . Milo Eifler a potential starter transferred to Illinois leaving the Huskies razor thin at the linebacker position.