It’s gameday once again! This week’s contest against Idaho State will be played at home, so I will be in the Dawg Pack. That means that Evan will likely be manning the twitter account, as I struggled with reception in the opener.
As for my game prediction, it’s clear that Washington is favored to win by a ton of points. The only argument is whether or not they can cover the spread given that they’re favored by 53 points. That’s the kind of beating we’ve seen Oregon put on low-level opponents. With Washington’s talent at the skill positions and breakneck speed, that’s what we’re likely to witness.
Washington 62, Idaho State 10
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Mostly importantly and most obviously, Evan’s comprehensive Idaho State Game Preview.
If the score gets out of hand this Saturday, and it likely will, Evan doesn’t want Washington to let up on the tempo.
On that same note, pay attention to the backups if and when they begin to show up in the 3rd or 4th quarter. This game could be a valuable glimpse at Washington’s depth.
Erik compiled a list of the players that could benefit from a big performance today, mostly those that have something to prove whether due to a bad start or a lack of playing experience.
One of the players on the list? Austin Seferian-Jenkins. This game represents a final chance for ASJ to assert his role within the new no-huddle offense before the beginning of the conference season.
In particular, watch the play of backup running backs Jesse Callier and Dwayne Washington. Following a disastrous game from Washington and a great performance from Callier, the battle of the backups rages on.
Bishop Sankey has dominated in two games this season, leading Paul to ask whether or not the junior can end his time at Washington as the best running back in the school’s history.
Another 300+ yard performance could further cement the idea that the old Keith Price is back and better than ever.
Josh Shirley will be looking to build on his three-sack trip to Chicago. Against a poor Idaho State offensive line, he should have a chance to inflate his stats even further.