Huskies Prove Themselves, Expose Colorado

37-10 Huskies Win

Washington defeated Colorado, and made it look easy. Despite turnovers and short fields, the Huskies still easily outgained the Buffs, outplaying them in every facet. The game serves as a reality check for Buffs fans who were hoping for a repeat of last year. This Colorado team doesn’t have the capacity to unmake the conference heavyweights. The game proved, however, that Washington’s sights are set on loftier goals than mere division championships.

Myles Gaskin Goes Boom

Gaskin had been successful in the first three games of the season, but sparsely used as the Huskies relied on other avenues to score points. Not so against Colorado. The Buffs contained Washington’s passing attack, but Gaskin went wild, eclipsing his total yardage for the young season in one game, picking up 202 yards on 7.5 yards per carry and racking up 2 touchdowns. On a night when Jake Browning was only so-so, Gaskin put the team on his back and carried them to a convincing victory.

Colorado’s Offense Shows True Colors

Washington has a great defense, perhaps the best the Buffs will face this season. That’s no excuse for the offensive blackout that plagued the Buffs, particularly Steven Montez, who lost control of the ball twice and had it picked off three times. It’s not all on Montez, however, who was playing with a deficit for more than half the game and with a running game averaging just 2.8 yards per carry. What were occasional miscues against lesser opponents were back-breaking mistakes against the Huskies.

What’s Next?

Colorado visits the Rose Bowl, with a chance to look good against a UCLA defense that has deep and devastating flaws. The Huskies visit Oregon State, who come off their bye week right into the unforgiving teeth of one of the best teams in the country. It’s a tough league.

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