Huskies Dominate Inept Buffaloes Offense

It was only a matter of time, really.

The Husky defense absolutely cruised through the entire game.  It’s an odd feeling.  I’m used to the Husky offense carrying this team.  Or, like with 2008, I’m used to both units failing equally as miserably.  But, I have zero experience with this team’s defense clearly out-performing its offense.

Here were Colorado’s possessions:

  • 3 & Out
  • 3 & Out
  • Interception
  • 5 plays, stopped on 4th & 1
  • Interception
  • 4 & Out
  • 5 & Out
  • Fumble
  • Field Goal (while losing by 21 points)
  • 3 & Out
  • 3 & Out
  • Fumble

Colorado gained 141 yards the entire game!  That’s absolutely insane.  I know they’re bad, but holy SHIT are they bad!

And we’re good.  Don’t forget that.

The offense is kind of another matter, but at no point Saturday was I concerned that we were going to lose this game.  It took seemingly forever for the Huskies to get on the board, and they went into halftime only up 7-0, but at that moment I knew we were going to win by at least 28 points, if not more.  Colorado just had no shot.

Keith Price had a nice little day for himself.  22 for 29, 248 yards and 5 touchdowns.  I’m happy for him; it’s been a tough season.  He got some good help from the running game (228 yards overall) and he was able to spread the ball around.  That’s key to Price’s success and hopefully this kind of performance will carry over into next year.  Five different guys caught touchdowns.  Eight different guys caught balls.  Yes, Kasen Williams led the way with 7 receptions, but no one else caught more than 4.  He wasn’t entirely reliant upon his big two.  Sankey caught some balls, Bruns caught some balls.  It was an efficient, effective ballgame.

In the end, the Huskies are 7-4.  Unlike last year, they didn’t bungle away a late-season game, and now they stand in a very good position to win 8 games and end the season on a real high note.  The Huskies are 5-3 in conference, placing them 5th overall.  And, if Oregon State loses to Oregon in the Civil War this weekend, you’re looking at the 4th-best team in the Pac-12.

All of that means absolute dick when it comes to the bowl picture; bowls aren’t beholden to take teams in the exact order they finish.  That having been said, an 8-4 record, finishing in the upper-half yet again in the Pac-12, these are all good things.  Momentum going into the offseason will help recruiting (which shows us as already having a top 15 class nationally).  We’re already bringing back most of our stars on this team … there’s reason for excitement, that’s all I’m gonna say.

Still need to take care of business this Friday.  We do that and the sky is the limit next year.

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