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Washington Huskies Football Ranked No. 8 in New AP Poll

The Huskies are ranked No. 8 in the new AP Poll that was released today, sick one spot behind division rival Stanford. Washington jumped from last week’s No. 12 preseason rating after easily handling Big Ten opponent Rutgers 48-13 in Saturday’s season opener. Their new ranking is the team’s highest since Rick Neuheisel’s squad that was ranked No. 8 during week nine of the 2001 season.

If Washington and Stanford both remain unbeaten, viagra 100mg their Sept. 30 matchup will likely be the first game between top-10 opponent at Husky Stadium in almost two decades.

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Washington Huskies soar to No. 8 in AP poll

Following an off season of relentless hype that saw it debut at No. 14 in the Associated Press rankings, the University of Washington dismantled Rutgers 48-13 this past Saturday at Husky Stadium.

Voters were convinced the hype was real.
The result: The Huskies jumped to No. 8 in the country in AP poll released Tuesday and from No. 18 to No. 11 in the USA Today Amway Coaches Poll.
It’s the highest ranking for UW since Nov. 4, 2001. It’s also the first time since 2000 the Huskies were ranked this high in September.

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Week one can be dicey business no matter what program you are in or what conference you come from. Week one is the week where the proverbial kinks get worked out as teams attempt to establish their identities and their player rotations. Thus, sales attempting to grade the efforts of a first-week performance, order as I’m about to do, can be a tricky affair. So, let’s take it slow.

A couple of caveats and disclaimers. First, I watched this game on my iPad with no DVR capability, so I am going from memory here. Second, this is a relative exercise with an “A” defined as “good enough to compete with any team in the PAC.” No points here for effort, nor consideration for opening week jitters.

The Huskies had, in totality, the best opening weekend of any team in the PAC. This is not really all that debatable. Against another Power 5 opponent, UW dominated every facet of the game, turned a huge lead over to their reserves, and made it through healthy. That they won easily without putting much of the playbook on tape is a bonus that will definitely pay dividends down the line. But it was not a perfect game. Let’s dive into the grades.

Pass Defense = “A”
The Husky pass defense was in midseason form against Rutgers. As predicted, Rutgers QB Chris Laviano simply had nowhere to go with the football during most of the first half when the score was still in reach. In fact, he had just 71 yards on 21 attempts in the first half. The pass rush was a factor, especially with the pressure that was coming from the inside of the line thanks in large part to Vita Vea and Elijah Qualls. Laviano took three sacks “when it counted.”

I know that many fans are not yet convinced that we know where the edge pressure will come from (though Keishawn Bierria had a strong showing), but Rutgers’ quick-pass game nullified much of that debate. I’m inclined to look at that as an “incomplete” and to focus on what we saw. Brandon Beaver’s pick was the cherry on top of what was a great day all around for the pass defense.

Pass Offense = “B-”

Let’s be clear: there was a lot to like about Jonathan Smith’s passing attack. The Huskies came out firing. It was like they were determined to get Jake Browning in synch with all of his new receiving toys. The results were spectacular, at least early on. Browning was efficient, aggressive, and in rhythm while posting an impressive 11 yards/attempt on his 287 total yards and three TDs.

John Ross made an emphatic return to the field, putting up five catches for 90 yards and two TDs in his first game as an outside receiver. His presence opened up the field for Jake Browning to work on his deep ball and resulted in TD passes of 43, 38, and 50 yards. Along with Ross, TE Darrell Daniels and WR Chico McClatcher shined. I’d also give the offensive line positive grades for their pass protection, though I’d note that they didn’t fare very well when trying to deal with Rutgers’ blitzes.

The Huskies did not perform well in the red zone or on third downs. Outside one very nice pass that Drew Sample had on a third and four, the Huskies really struggled. This might be symptomatic of the fact that UW receivers, by and large, lack the physical stature to make space for themselves in traffic. Some of it is simple route execution. Whatever the cause, it is a clear red flag.

Rush Offense = “C”
Speaking of red flags, we need to talk about the rushing attack. I sense that many fans were freaked out about what looked like a lackluster day for the one part of the offense that was supposed to be rock solid. There are certainly reasons to be concerned. The Dawgs averaged only three yards per attempt and put up only 91 yards total for the game.

The mitigating circumstance here is that the offense went vanilla in the second quarter at pretty much the same time that Rutgers dropped their strong safety into the box. Prior to that, UW was getting some good chunks of yardage out of the rushing attack. In fact, Myles Gaskin and McClatcher generated 52 yards on eight carries in that first quarter. That they couldn’t keep it going once Rutgers started playing the run exclusively is a black mark, but hardly surprising.

There are a few concerns. The greatest to me was the lack of execution on the perimeter blocking by the receivers. UW ran a lot of off-tackle plays (and screen passes), only to see them blown up by crashing DBs. This was a point of pain a year ago and seems worse now with the smaller receivers we are putting on the field.

I have some questions about the interior blocking, but I couldn’t tell if I was seeing assignment issues or physical issues. I’ll let the forum debate that. Either way, it was not effective. The presence, and failure, of the Wildcat on third downs remains a sore spot. Given all of that, I suspect rushing the ball will be a point of emphasis over the next two weeks.

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History on Huskies’ side vs. Idaho Vandals

The No. 8 Washington football team, stomach coming off a convincing season-opening victory over Rutgers, cialis is a five-touchdown favorite against Idaho ahead of Saturday’s 2 p.m. kickoff at Husky Stadium.

And if the odds weren’t stacked enough against the Vandals, there’s this: The Huskies haven’t lost to Idaho since 1905 — winning 34 in a row since then — and UW coach Chris Petersen has never lost to his former rival.

Petersen, as the offensive coordinator and then coach at Boise State, was part of 10 consecutive victories from 2001 to 2010. Boise State won those 10 by an average score of 49-18.

“When (I) was at Boise, that was a big one,” Petersen said.

That Boise State-Idaho rivalry game hasn’t been played since the Broncos joined the Mountain West Conference in 2010, when Petersen drew some ire from Idaho fans for saying the Broncos shouldn’t have to travel to Moscow to play.

The Idaho program has fallen on hard times since then, and the school announced earlier this year that its football program would drop from the FBS level to play in the Big Sky Conference starting in 2018.

The Vandals won their season opener last week, holding on for a 20-17 victory over Montana State in former UW and Boise State assistant coach Jeff Choate’s head-coaching debut for Montana State. Petersen said he has been in touch with Choate about Idaho.

“Certainly we’ve talked to him,” Petersen said. “But we have that tape and sometimes we might talk to him about what they were trying to do, more so than maybe Idaho was trying to do — just because sometimes you don’t know what they’re thinking. So you get a little bit of help, but you’ve just got to put the tape on and make your own decisions.”

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Washington surges, but Pac-12 down to three teams in AP Top 25

A pair of Kickoff Week nonconference losses knocked both Los Angeles schools out of this week’s AP Top 25 poll, leaving only three ranked Pac-12 teams entering Week 2.

UCLA (previously No. 16) and USC (previously No. 20) lost in particularly disappointing fashion on Saturday — the Bruins in overtime at Texas A&M and the Trojans in a humiliation at the hands of Alabama — dropping both from the rankings.

No. 7 Stanford, No. 8 Washington and No. 24 Oregon are all ranked after season-opening wins.

The Cardinal handled Kansas State 26-13 and benefited from Oklahoma and LSU losses ahead of them. But Stanford only moved up one spot from No. 8 because the Cardinal were leapfrogged by new No. 6 Houston, which moved up nine spots after beating Oklahoma.

The No. 8 Huskies smoked Rutgers 48-13, delivering possibly the most polished all-around performance of any Pac-12 team in Kickoff Week, and they were rewarded with a six-spot surge up from No. 14.

No. 24 Oregon beat UC Davis 53-28 and didn’t move in the rankings.

UCLA (63), Utah (43) and Colorado (1) all received votes in this week’s AP poll, but not enough to crack the Top 25.

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Can a mouthguard keep football players safe and reduce the amount of impact to their heads? The University of Washington is about to find out, cure with a little help from a nearby tech startup.

i1 Biometrics is a 20-person company headquartered in Kirkland, Wash., that has developed a sensor-infused mouthguard that can monitor linear and rotational impacts to the head in real-time.

The Huskies are testing the device this season during practice with 10 players from a variety of positions. GeekWire spent some time at Husky Stadium this week in Seattle and met with Rob Scheidegger, UW’s head football athletic trainer, to learn why the team is using the mouthguards.

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If you’re a football fan of the Washington State Cougars (Jesus Christ), sale I have some welcome news for you: you can finally buy beer at home football games.

That’s right, hospital Cougs. Martin Stadium will officially sell beer this season, which you will reallywant to consume if you actually care about Washington State football, because God help you, man. I know Mike Leach is the coach there, but the only other thing I know about Washington State is that it’s the home of Johnny Manziel’s father, Ryan Leaf. In fact, if you can name a single Washington State football player in the NFL without cheating, I’ll resign from Grandex today.

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