I started up my second year of classes at Washington yesterday and I must say, it’s great to be back on campus. It adds a certain level of reality to writing for this site that is absent during the summer up in Bellingham. Now the players I write about pass me on the way to class, and game days just require a short walk down to Husky Stadium. Speaking of which, the conference opener against Arizona is only two days away. Read up!
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Both Ted Miller and Kevin Gemmell have Washington beating Arizona in a high-scoring affair. As I’ve mentioned in the past, both contributors to the ESPN Pac-12 Blog have been very high on Washington all year, especially after the Boise State win. It’s one thing to see all the Arizona writers pick Arizona and all the UW writers pick Washington, but seeing writers with no obvious bias picking Washington to go 4-0 should make Washington fans that much happier while they wait for Saturday to roll in.
Anthony Cassino of the UW Dawg Pound has five questions concerning the Arizona game. To me, the most intriguing is the question of whether Bishop Sankey or Ka’Deem Carey will make the larger impact on the contest. Sankey has racked up a higher yards per game average while playing tougher competition in 2013, but last year Carey put up statistically superior totals. Meanwhile, Sankey may be the most valuable player on Washington’s offense, but Keith Price serves as a powerful half of a high-scoring air/ground duo. Carey, on the other hand, is more like two thirds of his offense’s potency with B.J. Denker at quarterback. Both will likely be expected to cross the century mark in rushing yards sometime in the third quarter.
Important to remember, though, that Washington was blown out in Tuscon last year. Chris Landon wrote up a nice editorial on just how staggering that loss was, and how important it is for Sark to avenge it with a decisive win this week.
Oh, and here’s the Arizona game notes including a depth chart.